for the vegetarians

  • TallguyNLA

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    Mar 29, 2011 5:33 AM GMT
    Curious to know.....for all who are vegan and vegetarian, is it a "deal breaker" when someone YOU are considering dating IS NOT vegan/vegetarian?
  • Desmondlug

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    Mar 29, 2011 5:48 AM GMT
    Na. But its a bigger + if they are vegan or veg also. Makes like easy to get along especially when it comes to dinner
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    Mar 29, 2011 1:55 PM GMT
    Dating I could go with but I wouldn't live with someone who wasn't.
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    Mar 29, 2011 2:15 PM GMT
    Not currently a vegetarian but have been on and off several times. It has a lot to do with how secure you are with your meat cravings. It can be downright stressful to try and stay on any diet plan when your partner is constantly eating the very thing you're trying to avoid. If you don't have cravings for meat, you will most likely be grossed out by the smell of meat cooking. It's easy for meat eaters to pick up a neatly packaged portion of meat from the store and stay disconnected from the fact that was a living creature that gave it's life for you. Once you get away from meat, you start to realize that that smell coming from the kitchen is actual burning cow or pig flesh, and not just "hamburger" or "pork chops." Some people are able to do it though. But eating is such a big part of life, it can be very difficult. And if you're a vegetarian because of animal rights issues, you can pretty much forget a relationship working, because you're always going to be judging and looking down on your partner, and that can never work for long.
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    Mar 29, 2011 2:32 PM GMT
    I'm a vegetarian, but I don't judge others that do eat meat. My ex and I used to cook vegetarian at home. He could have all the meat he wants when we eat out or when he just wants to sample my meat. icon_razz.gif
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    Mar 29, 2011 3:50 PM GMT
    i am a vegetarian... and i don't care if the one i am dating is the same or not...i mean u cannot always have what u want and what u expect...

    ...my problem now as vegetarian is gaining weight and muscle mass...it's really hard to substitute meat protein...

    but as far as i'm concern...vegan or non-vegan is not a big deal for me icon_smile.gif
  • metta

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    Mar 29, 2011 5:07 PM GMT
    It does not matter to me as long as the other person does not give me a hard time about being a vegetarian and does not try and sneak meat products into my meals. So in other words, I do insist that the other person respect that I am a vegetarian. And if he is cooking us a meal, I would hope that he would take a little extra care to make sure to keep the meat and non-meat ingredients separate from each other.

    BTW, regarding one of the above posts....meat cravings? I have never had that. I think that I ate enough meat during my childhood to last a lifetime. It is very rare for me to crave a particular food. I have been a vegetarian for over 20 years.
  • BeNiHiKoU

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    Mar 29, 2011 7:42 PM GMT
    ... Naaah.. not a problem for me... I'm so at ease having given up meat and dairy since 2007 that I don't mind being around it or even cooking it... I've even helped slaughter some chickens and a sheep over the last summer for a traditional wedding...icon_twisted.gif..... But it'd be nice to have my diet respected and taken in consideration whenever the boyfriend is fixing us something. When it comes to personal diet, I do not necessarily agree with other people choices, but I certainly respect them enough not to be rude or try imposing my views....
  • Runningrass

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    Mar 29, 2011 8:36 PM GMT
    Not at all. As long as they like to eat healthy and happily devour the vegetarian dishes I make, we're good to go.
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    Mar 30, 2011 1:00 AM GMT
    not a deal breaker. but a huge plus if they are
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    Mar 30, 2011 1:09 AM GMT

    My ex wasn't a vegetarian.

    Not an issue at all.

    Vegetarianism is a minority life choice in Western society so you can't walking around getting offended or preaching to others.

    I really don't care what other people ( including a future bf) eats.
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    Mar 30, 2011 1:17 AM GMT
    I'm not a vegetarian, and I don't think I could date one. I have always jokingly said 'I don't trust vegetarians'... when in reality I mean it's to me, a dumb concept. I mean, our teeth and digestive systems are designed for meat.

    We have special cells parietal cells, and chief cells that secrete HCL and Pepsinogen respectively, they combine at a pH of 1.5-2 to create pepsin digest... PROTEIN! Like meat. Not to mention all the dangers of vitamin deficiency that come with vegetarianism.

    Plus meats totally delicious.
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    Mar 30, 2011 1:43 AM GMT
    I eat vegetarians. icon_twisted.gif
    Well, chickens and cows are vegetarians... right?
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    Mar 30, 2011 1:51 AM GMT
    SexyN3rd saidI'm not a vegetarian, and I don't think I could date one. I have always jokingly said 'I don't trust vegetarians'... when in reality I mean it's to me, a dumb concept. I mean, our teeth and digestive systems are designed for meat.

    We have special cells parietal cells, and chief cells that secrete HCL and Pepsinogen respectively, they combine at a pH of 1.5-2 to create pepsin digest... PROTEIN! Like meat. Not to mention all the dangers of vitamin deficiency that come with vegetarianism.

    Plus meats totally delicious.


    Well it's actually healthier to be a vegetarian. The 2010 dietary guidelines even say that. There aren't vitamin deficiencies for lactovegetarians. Especially male lactovegetarians. Just take a multivitamin if you suck at meal planning, but do it at a time when you're not digesting phytic acid, which binds the minerals vegetarians tend to lack (iron & zinc).

    I would eat meat on occasion even as a lactovegetarian. I just don't buy it because it's more expensive and unnecessary on a grad student budget. I don't have any problem with people who eat meat, but it's not a food group like you think it is. Meat nutrients can be supplied in other healthier ways without excessive protein intake, saturated fat, and cholesterol. Red meat especially has been linked to increases in colorectal cancer, which is something I believe (but cannot prove) gay men are more at risk for due to all the lube that gets in there and/or higher turnover of epithelium, not to mention HPV that most men aren't vaccinated against, now that it's been available for 2 years and insurance companies are starting to foot the bill since last year...

    The only reason you wouldn't date a vegetarian as a carnivore is because you have preconceived notions of what one is and why they would be one that you're too ignorant and impatient to understand....Sounds like one of those 'closet bi guys' or 'str8 guy not out' equivalents...just with food.
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    Mar 30, 2011 1:51 AM GMT
    SexyN3rd saidI'm not a vegetarian, and I don't think I could date one. I have always jokingly said 'I don't trust vegetarians'... when in reality I mean it's to me, a dumb concept. I mean, our teeth and digestive systems are designed for meat.

    We have special cells parietal cells, and chief cells that secrete HCL and Pepsinogen respectively, they combine at a pH of 1.5-2 to create pepsin digest... PROTEIN! Like meat. Not to mention all the dangers of vitamin deficiency that come with vegetarianism.

    Plus meats totally delicious.


    Agree with this, it would be very hard for me to date a vegetarian.

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    Mar 30, 2011 1:55 AM GMT
    I like to eat animals... I would never date a person who just eat plants. They actually lose tons of points if they are vegan or vegetarian. It is equivalent to them telling me that they don't have sex. This is not to say they are bad people. It is just a different lifestyle that I wouldn't want put the effort to work around.
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    Mar 30, 2011 4:18 AM GMT
    I'm not a vegetarian, but I would have no problem dating one.
    I'd be unlikely to date a prick who is so willing to dismiss dating a vegetarian.
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    Mar 30, 2011 4:26 AM GMT
    I am vegetarian and have been for many years. It's a plus to meet vegan/vegetarian guys. (hint/hint..)icon_razz.gif
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    Mar 30, 2011 5:49 AM GMT
    AvadaKedavra saidI like to eat animals... I would never date a person who just eat plants. They actually lose tons of points if they are vegan or vegetarian. It is equivalent to them telling me that they don't have sex. This is not to say they are bad people. It is just a different lifestyle that I wouldn't want put the effort to work around.


    That's just silly. I was a vegetarian for 9 years and it never affected anyone else.