Mm, I don't know if you would call this caring but, usually they were really weirded out by it or they'd think I'm eating this way as a joke or they'd think I'm on some super strict diet. Or, for example, if we're eating out and he'll order a burger or something he'd make a point to flaunt it around in my face or say "I bet you wish you could have of this!". It gets annoying after a while and it's happened with almost every guy I've gone on a date with.
Then the jokes start to turn into worry :p Whatever...
Yikes. That doesn't sound good. Chel's answer is more of what I'd think of someone who cared would act my bf of two years is not raw, vegan, or even vegetarian but i respect where and who he is right now and he gives me the same respect. i always offer him some of my fruit and i go out to dinner with him still-i either order a plate of greens and tomato or just drink water. respect and understanding has been key for our relationship. i still love the way he smells and tastes. he's the sexiest man i've ever met, raw vegan or otherwise.
I'm with you. I never care what my partner eats as long as they don't care about my way of eating there are so many more important things, but it does seem to get in the way of some of the people I have dated, because they cared. Even after they said it doesn't matter at first, later on, they said it was an issue.
I know what you mean, I have been in situations where the other will say something doesn't matter, but in the end it really did and caused other deeper issues with resentment. Not a good way to build a foundation for a tight relationship: by dismissing your true feelings, a sacrifice, for the desire for a lover, or whatever. You need to make sure you are not sacrificing the wrong things that should matter, because if it matters to you, it will matter to a caring partner, that has true and good intentions that are selfless.
OK having said all that, when I was just vegan, I dated a vegetarian, who LOVED his cheese, and I was ok with that. But now I feel like I am on this better path towards glowing health, and honestly, I don't want to date someone who is eating meat. Since I don't drink, either, I really don't want to date a drinker, either. Living in Wisconsin, its part of the culture here to drink, so I am in slim pickins here for dating. I have sacrificed my ideals before, and always ended up single again, so...
It would be a dream, although, to find someone who ate and felt as good as I do. Mind, body and soul. I think it really makes a difference.
HaHaHaa! No I haven't dated in a while, and I know how to get what I need on my own... LOL.
Right now I am still trying to be who I would like to date, as well. I have only been RV since April of this year, so about 6 months. My last relationship was from almost a year before I turned my life around and went raw. My state of mind was so different then, and these days I have really only been working on myself, and improving my health. I still need some work. Maybe in another 6 months after I've been RV for a year, I will be ready. But for now, I am busy enough tending to myself and too preoccupied to be tending to a relationship as well.
I like the list ideas, though. Perhaps I shall make one as well, and manifest for when the time is right.