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Old 07-05-2014, 09:50 PM
Location: Western Oregon
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Originally Posted by blueherons View Post
No one is trying to convert anyone.
I believe that you aren't, but some are.

Old 07-05-2014, 10:00 PM
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Let's keep it civil and on topic so this thread can stay open.
Old 07-05-2014, 10:52 PM
Location: SLC, UT
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I wouldn't. It's too difficult. What may not seem like a big deal at first, quickly becomes one when you're making two different dinners every night, or the omnivore is the one constantly compromising. Because it's always the omnivore who compromises. After all, an omnivore can eat vegetables and fruits and grains, but a vegetarian or vegan will not eat meat. And, because the vegan or vegetarian thinks it's no big deal to not eat meat, the omnivore's compromises aren't even really appreciated. It's like, "what's the big deal? The food is good without meat."

I have a friend who was vegan and dated an omnivore. At first they were all zen about it, and accepting of one another, but eventually they both got fed up with making two different meals all the time, and he definitely got fed up with being the one to compromise. Now, in her new relationship, before they decided to move in (knowing how difficult it turned out to be in her previous relationship), she and her boyfriend compromised together - she went from vegan to vegetarian, and he went from omnivore to vegetarian. It's something they're both able to live happily with and it makes home life so much easier.

I was a vegetarian for four years, but I wouldn't be willing to go back to it. Meat-eater all the way.

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Old 07-05-2014, 11:43 PM
Location: Richardson, TX
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My husband simply doesn't approve of me dating anyone.
Old 07-05-2014, 11:50 PM
MJ7 MJ7 started this thread
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Originally Posted by Debsi View Post
My husband simply doesn't approve of me dating anyone.
Did you ask?
Old 07-06-2014, 03:51 AM
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Originally Posted by apexgds View Post
Sure. As long as they accept that I have no interest in becoming vegan or vegetarian, and have no objections to me eating meat.
Old 07-06-2014, 04:47 AM
Location: somewhere in the woods
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Originally Posted by MJ7 View Post
I'm only asking this because it is posted in the vegan forum.

Would you date a vegan?

sure, I am dating a vegetarian now. she does not mind my eating meat as long as she does not see me cook the meat.
Old 07-06-2014, 06:48 AM
Location: Finland
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Probably not a vegan as I'm fine with cooking vegetarian meals and enjoy them sometimes but vegan meals are just too restricted. But it would get a hassle after a while because I love meat and I enjoy cooking for other people but my vegetarian meal knowledge is rather limited (and even more limited by my dislike of certain vegetables)
Old 07-06-2014, 07:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Electrician4you View Post
This^^^^^but most likely they would be so wild to convert me it would never work. I wonder how many self proclaimed vegans have leather shoes, jackets, hats, purses and leather in their car. Use make up and hygienic items that were tested on animals, or use drugs or had a life saving surgery with the components being tested on animals before humans.
For so many it's a choice made for health reasons and has nothing to do with animal rights. I love the vegan diet. I only did it for a month or so because of my partner's health. You have to learn the tricks of dining out but Indian and Chinese restaurants make it super easy.
Old 07-06-2014, 10:39 AM
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Im married to one, no problems
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