Just want to know how many of you here are attached to someone who is also leading the same lifestyle as you and how that affects your relationship? It seems pretty damn hard to find someone who is on the same journey as me or at least wants to jump on the wagon for a ride...I guess i'm just wondering if any of you here are going through the same frustrations and how are you overcoming them...
- lonely banana lover
Great post. Thank you, Alek. This is exactly what I have been trying to say on this forum. It is NOT just about the food you eat or your someone special eats. It is about the lifestyle and the values and the ethics that come with this lifestyle. Because let's face the universal truth - we are what we eat.
I agree. :-)
Thank you. :)
I also agree with this. I just broke off a 3-year relationship because, among other reasons, he was a nocturnal SAD-eater and I, as a fruity, need my hours of operation to be between 8am-10pm. He made fun of me a lot and wouldn't let up despite my very polite opposition, and it just snowballed. I don't know if I'd necessarily have a problem dating someone who ate SAD if it wasn't for him, but he may have just pushed my limits too much for me to feel comfortable with that again. Especially given the toll that meat-eating has on the planet.
I went vegan for the health almost a year ago, but I'm staying for the animals. I don't know how I would reconcile my fundamental beliefs with romantic feelings =/
good for you! you got it right, its not only about us! also, i really don't see myself being with meat eater - imagine kissing someone who just ate a stake or a big mac - nasty! vegans taste better! :-)
I am patiently waiting for my banana princess. :-)
lol yup :D
banana princess! i like that :) might chance my name to that ! ha ha
I am spending my time with someone who went vegan because of me (earthlings helped haha :P) and just talking a lot about animals and health really made him want to go vegan too :D so proud of him for that...
For me it is also hard to really be with someone who is eating meat and/or dairy, simply because it is such a big thing in life, you know? If someone doesn't understand why eating these things is completely insane... it's very hard for me to relate to them, sure we can have other things in common, but this is such a big thing. And on the physical side, I don't really enjoy kissing someone that just eat a steak... BRRRR.
I won't date a non-vegan "he can convert" but he would have to! like ASAP
that's the thing though - some people won't change, they like their selfish ways. plus, you don't want to force veganism on anyone, it has to come within, otherwise, they'll never get it. its not only about the eating.
I am not single been married a long time. But if you are looking for a vegan there are lots of sites. All the people who think they can change a meat eater it usually does not happen. If you want kids do not think a meat eater will change. Unless you live in a really crappy small town there are lots of vegetarian and vegans. Also all you people in your 20s and younger please do not settle and never compromise your beliefs. too many woman give up too much in relationships. Also if you are a new vegan or LFRV you will see how your views change over 10 to 30 years. Most vegans and vegetarians I know said if they could go back they would only date vegans or vegetarians.