So this is totally random and not exactly a question, but I had a girlfriend who wasn't a vegetarian/vegan, and when she stayed at my house, she always brushed her teeth before going to kiss me if she had eaten something with meat in it. Faith in humanity= restored a little bit (:
Aw well that is very sweet of her :)
Although that must have gotten anoying at times for her, but oh well.
And, ironically, I was thinking about this today... can you imagine going home to meet the parents of your significant other if the person you were with wasn't vegan? The parents would probably not understand it all and it would be super awkward. NO THANKS.
I know what you mean, I already have a hard enough time with the parents of my friends, it would just not work out with my spouse’s parents. It would definetly be awkward, and I wouldn’t like it at all.
Of course the Vegetarian is going to compromise and be happy to day a meat eater... how ironic. Once you become a passionate vegan, you learn about all of the reasons to adopt this life-style. For the animals, for your own health, for the planet's health... at that point it really does become more than just our DIET. I could never seriously date a meat eater. I know, deep down, I'd be hold resent against that person every time we ate together.
For the anon about dating a non vegan/vegetarian. I've dated non-veg before, and in my experience it doesn't work. This is something I am passionate about. That's like dating somebody (a serious relationship that leads to marriage or whatever) and you wanting kids, and your partner not wanting them at all. To me, that's a deal breaker. Vegan, or no relationship. (Dating wise.)
This is to the anon with the boyfriend situation. I think you need to think about how much you value your relationship before you go deciding on ruining it because of what he eats. I'm vegetarian and would I date a guy/girl who eats meat? Yes, why? Because someone's diet should not determine whether or not a relationship would work, i think you're taking it a bit too far, but yanno, just think about it and do whatever <3
It’s not just their “diet.” In a way, what they eat contributes to who they are, and what their personality is like. I’m sure that she has thought a great deal about it, and probably will think about it a lot more before she makes her decision.
In response to that anon, I don't think anyone should be offended by what someone chooses to eat.. Most things on restaurant menus have meat/dairy in them and its up to the consumer to choose what they eat..
I understand what you’re saying, but everyone has a different personality and are offended by different things.
thanks.. he has 4 pet chickens but eats chicken nuggets & McDonalds like he doesnt care. I've talked to him about it and it seems that he doesnt care. He wont go vegetarian.. I guess he thinks it'll be less 'cool' and he cant 'live' without meat. Even when I go to a restaurant with him he insists on having a meat/dairy dish and I just assume that I'm being silly being offended by it..
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO WHY DOES HE HAVE TO EAT MCDONALDS :( Ew.
Wow, he sounds a bit inconsiderate. He eats it in front of you even though he knows you don’t like it? That is just really rude and impolite.
You’re not being silly by being offended by it, I would be offended too.
I might break up with my boyfriend as he's not vegan or even vegetarian, is this sill & petty?
Ahhhhhhhhhhh I honestly don’t know how to respond to this. Does he not even want to try being vegan or vegeterian? Have you ever asked him to?
I personally don’t think it’s sill and petty.. I would not want to have a boyfriend that eats chicken or a burger or something for dinner and put his lips which just touched the flesh of a dead animal on my lips. It would just disgust me. I think my boyfriend would need to have sympathy for animals. If he can’t treat animals with respect, it just proves that he is not that great of a guy.
But that’s just my opinion. Maybe talk to him about it more. Tell him that it’s really bothering you? Do what you feel is right. <3