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Old 07-05-2014, 05:22 PM
 
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at first she asks me to be open minded, which I am,,,but she couldn't handle me eating protein
Everything has protein. All life has it. The most abundant protein on earth is a plant enzyme called ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase. How do you think animals make protein? It comes from plants, not thin air.

 
Old 07-05-2014, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Throop, PA
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Vegetarian - no
Vegan - no
Dated a picky eater, that was enough. I don't have enough years left to go through anything like that again.
 
Old 07-05-2014, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Western Oregon
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One thing that would matter is their attitude: is this person a born-again vegan, out to preach and judge, or a calm one who thinks we should all make our own choices?
 
Old 07-05-2014, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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My lifelong best friend was a vegetarian (not initially, but later in life after she married one). Didn't cause a problem between us, BUT neither she nor I felt that everyone else should make the same choices we did, AND we didn't share a kitchen full time.

Dating, perhaps, as long as it was not the proselytizing kind (either blatant or subtle). Marriage would be more difficult, because a lot of the pleasure of life for me is tied up in food and cooking, and we wouldn't be able to share a large part of that part of my life, though we could share that part of theirs - not a fair trade-off.
 
Old 07-05-2014, 06:32 PM
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Everything has protein. All life has it. The most abundant protein on earth is a plant enzyme called ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase. How do you think animals make protein? It comes from plants, not thin air.
That may be correct; however, due to the biological value of plant proteins, animal proteins will always be superior for humans (it is not my intention to drift from my original question, if you want to PM me over this matter go head).
 
Old 07-05-2014, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Western Oregon
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That may be correct; however, due to the biological value of plant proteins, animal proteins will always be superior for humans (it is not my intention to drift from my original question, if you want to PM me over this matter go head).
You can get more than enough protein, and balanced protein, from a vegan diet. That is not an issue at all. I just don't want to deal with a preachy vegan.
 
Old 07-05-2014, 06:34 PM
 
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I would not rule it out if I was dating but I would not tolerate any fussing about my diet either.
 
Old 07-05-2014, 08:07 PM
 
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Absolutely. I don't eat much meat anyway and would be interested in learning more about a vegan/vegetarian lifestyle. I'm a carnivore and all. Sometimes the only thing will do is a thick, juicy steak. That will never change. However, I'm not a picky eater and would love to try and incorporate a healthier diet into my lifestyle, which a vegan/vegetarian diet could provide me. Having a partner who is already involved in that lifestyle would be helpful in pursuing that since I've never had the gumption to do it on my own. My main question for vegans and vegetarians is how do they get full? It seems like potatoes or pasta would be the only way to get full, but I'm sure I'm overlooking other foods.
 
Old 07-05-2014, 08:16 PM
 
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I'm only asking this because it is posted in the vegan forum.

Would you date a vegan?
Yes
 
Old 07-05-2014, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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That would be a retarded reason not to date or marry someone because they are vegan.

I was a lacto-ovo vegetarian for years and for health reasons had to put meat back in my diet.

My BFF is a vegan.

No one is trying to convert anyone.
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