Could you date a vegetarian?

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    Apr 13, 2012 8:50 PM GMT
    So my sister broke up with her boyfriend, because her boyfriend decided to become a vegetarian. I have to agree with her stance. Personally, real men eat meat, and dont care for the cute little animals they slaughter.

    So what do you think, could you date a man who lacked the qualities of being a man?
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    Apr 13, 2012 8:51 PM GMT
    Real men don't let women tell them how real men should act. icon_cool.gif
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    Apr 13, 2012 8:55 PM GMT
    lol @ ur sister's boyfriend choosing being a vegetarian over being with her.
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    Apr 13, 2012 8:56 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidReal men don't let women tell them how real men should act. icon_cool.gif



    Are you calling Chainer's sister a real man and her boyfriend a woman?
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    Apr 13, 2012 8:59 PM GMT
    Yeah, as long as they don't try to convert me. We didn't get to the top of the food chain eating celery, I want meat.
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    Apr 13, 2012 9:10 PM GMT
    I'd rather date a Jew.
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    Apr 13, 2012 9:18 PM GMT
    Depends on the vegetarian:



    But please. You should see what happens when I throw a dinner party. This one's paleo, that one's kosher, she's diabetic, he's lactose-intolerant, that one's allergic to whey, another's conflicted by ethical dilemmas on microwave cooking. Living with, much less dating, a vegan would be a piece of cake. As long as they didn't prostelyze. To each their own.
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    Apr 13, 2012 9:28 PM GMT
    I had a 4.5 year stint as a vegetarian, in my late 20's/early 30's.

    It was a PITA. Especially since one of my friends, like clockwork, would start up with the same one-liner about my vegetarianism while drunk. And she was drunk a LOT. icon_lol.gif

    "Tommy don't eat meat, but he sure likes the bone!"

    Yeah, I don't think I'd date a vegetarian. Meal sharing is an important bonding ritual, and is harder when you aren't on the same dietary page.
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    Apr 13, 2012 10:02 PM GMT
    Chainers saidSo my sister broke up with her boyfriend, because her boyfriend decided to become a vegetarian. I have to agree with her stance. Personally, real men eat meat, and dont care for the cute little animals they slaughter.

    So what do you think, could you date a man who lacked the qualities of being a man?

    Some guy "being a man" regarding his diet isn't a consideration for me. Being a damn inconsiderate nuisance is.

    I never dated a vegetarian, or a vegan. But I've had BFs who had them as friends, and they were a frigging pain when they accompanied us. We were often limited to what restaurants we could patronize, and ordering was an ordeal.

    If you can't eat the food with us, why didn't you stay the fuck home? Don't make your inability to find anything for yourself on the menu OUR problem. And make us feel guilty and uncomfortable.

    And yet, there have been guys & gals who did try to fit their veggie or vegan diet into our plans, and I respected that, and had no problem, made my own adjustments in a spirit of mutual accommodation. It's just those who expect the rest of the world to march to their drummer, a selfish attitude I refuse to indulge.
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    Apr 13, 2012 10:23 PM GMT
    Date, sure. As long as I don't have to hear some kind of fucking guilt trip for eating meat.
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    Apr 13, 2012 11:01 PM GMT
    It's kinda like religion. Do want you want, but don't try to convert me.
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    Apr 13, 2012 11:51 PM GMT
    It doesn't colour my opinion of another guy at all, well maybe slightly but only for his health. I would also be worried about his farts as cabbage farts don't smell too good.

    Growing up we only got meat about once a week, and even then I had trouble swallowing it and dreaded being forced to eat at least one bite! When I left home I felt the difference when I started eating a lot more meat (far more energy), and starting to enjoy it, so even though I essentially think meat-eating is wrong, I will always eat meat. I still am not a huge fan of taste or texture but I feel I need it for energy and strength.
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    Apr 13, 2012 11:53 PM GMT
    Not everyone is a vegetarian for the "moral" issue. I just hate the taste of most meat.
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    Apr 14, 2012 12:08 AM GMT
    Nope... I like em big, beefy and able to pound back cheeseburgers after a heavy gym session

    It's true what they say... you don't win friends with salad icon_lol.gif

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    Apr 14, 2012 12:27 AM GMT
    Sure! Not to mention all the other things I'd to/for/with them!
    As long as they don't force your beliefs down my throat. I can't take sh*t down and their co*k.
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    Apr 14, 2012 1:10 AM GMT
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    paulflexes saidReal men don't let women tell them how real men should act. icon_cool.gif



    Are you calling Chainer's sister a real man and her boyfriend a woman?
    Totally! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 14, 2012 1:17 AM GMT
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    eagermuscle saidDepends on the vegetarian:



    But please. You should see what happens when I throw a dinner party. This one's paleo, that one's kosher, she's diabetic, he's lactose-intolerant, that one's allergic to whey, another suffers an ethical dilemma from microwave cooking. Living with, much less dating, a vegan would be a piece of cake. As long as they didn't prostelyze. To each their own.


    That sounds like a funtastic dinner party. How many times do you stick your head in the oven and close teh door? What do you serve?


    Corrected for truth: When I threw dinner parties. This is one of the reasons I don't entertain anymore. Now I get entertained.

    I could date a vegetarian; I could date an animal rescue enthusiast; I don't know if I could date someone who was both.
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    Apr 14, 2012 1:28 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidReal men don't let women tell them how real men should act. icon_cool.gif


    ^THIS

    You can always count on Paul to cut to the chase!

    Discussion over.
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    Apr 14, 2012 1:30 AM GMT
    LoveYourHairHopeYouWin saidI'd rather date a Jew.


    I've never dated a Jew, but there are quite a few hot ones on this site. What do they taste like? And what about their keeping Kosher? How much of an issue is that? Eating out must be a pain.
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    Apr 14, 2012 1:32 AM GMT
    only if i can eat salad all day
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    Apr 14, 2012 1:39 AM GMT
    FUCK TO THE NO.

    1. I'd feel like they were silently judging me any time I ate meat.

    2. It would make choosing a restaurant difficult.

    3. It would make preparing meals at home obnoxious because they wouldn't be eating the main course you are.

    4. I like to see a man eat a steak.

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    Apr 14, 2012 3:14 AM GMT
    If they were of the preachy irritating moralist stripe of vegan:

    I'd probably be a bit of a dick and eat the bloodiest, rarest steak I could source. Slowly, in front of them, while allowing the blood-red juices to subtly drip from my mouth. Then maybe I'd let loose with a big, noisy burp.

    Or invite them on a hunting trip, and/or tell them about the unspeakable joys of gutting/skinning the critters I've personally slaughtered.

    Cool vegan without the condescending preachy attitude? I'll accommodate if we happen to be hanging out, but I probably wouldn't find common cause to date him.
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    Apr 14, 2012 3:21 AM GMT
    As long as he eats my meat.
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    Apr 14, 2012 3:29 AM GMT
    S34n05 saidNot everyone is a vegetarian for the "moral" issue. I just hate the taste of most meat.


    This!

    Meat=Yuck. Though I'll sometimes eat limited quanties of chicken/turkey.
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    Apr 14, 2012 3:30 AM GMT
    So many people are on special diets now, best just to get used to it. It's not really that important. I especially like being around those who care about what they eat, especially as it relates to optimum health. That kind of attitude inspires me to do better.