Playing With / Through His Stomach

Basic Trope: A character feeds another because of affectionate feelings.
  • Straight: Alice invites Bob, her crush, over for a home-cooked meal after a rough day at the office.
  • Exaggerated:
    • Alice quits her job to work as Bob's unpaid cook because of his hard work.
    • Alice's cooking is so wonderful, Bob falls for and proposes to her after just one bite.
  • Downplayed: A character feeds another because of platonic affectionate feelings (e.g. baking for a friend who's feeling down)
  • Justified: Alice is a chef and loves to cook, especially for those she cares about.
  • Inverted:
    • Alice reminds Bob not to eat because she knows he's on a diet.
    • Alice eats a lot more for Bob, to gain weight for him.
  • Subverted:
    • Alice offers Bob a box of chocolates, but they turn out to be gags.
    • Alice cooks for Bob because Bob pays her to do so, not out of love.
  • Double Subverted:
    • Except that's only one of them.
    • But even if Bob had never hired her, Alice would still be willing to cook for Bob.
  • Parodied:
    • Bob is morbidly obese because of Alice's supplying him with food.
    • Bob proposes to Alice solely for her cooking ability.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Alice never cooks for Bob.
  • Enforced: "Feeding will show she can cook and her tender heart."
  • Lampshaded: "Alice cooked something for Bob. Think she likes him?"
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: Bob's on a tight budget, and leads Alice on because he likes the free meals.
  • Defied: "Just because I like you doesn't mean I'm cooking for you."
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: "Alice seems to really like Bob. Do you think she'll cook for him?"
  • Deconstructed:
    • Alice's feeding Bob is an attempt to make him dependent on her.
    • Alice is so shy, the only way she can express her feelings is though cooking, but Bob doesn't know that. From his perspective, Alice is just a nice girl who likes to cook for him.
  • Reconstructed:
    • But her feelings are genuine, she's just learning to cope with them.
    • One day, Alice gives Bob a cake with the words "I love you" on it. Bob immediately realizes why Alice cooked for him, and the two officially become a couple, with Alice still cooking for Bob.

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