So you are a LFRV and ye feel kinda lonely -- you are abit of an outsider, a weirdo in the eyes of the cooked food creatures in your neighborhood, town, or city. You are different, you do not fit the norm, so what to do? Ye've been eyeballing this cute blond for months now or that hunk from salsa class every week during the 45 min. that you share dance moves. But he/she is "one of them". You know that when you start dating him/her that the romantic dinners will become a frequent activity and inevitably the diet will become a conversation topic. But you will have to be brave and face the criticism that is upon you. I must say that I have experienced surprising reactions over time (not only relationship related). Now, the diversity of people is countless of course and every person you encounter on your "Raw Love path" will react differently on the revelation that, . . ."you eat bananas for a living".
I had some weird, nasty, judging, friendly and understanding reactions to my diet. Just the other day at Wholefoods I was asked what I am planning to do with that 40lbs box of bananas -- "eating them" is my standard and logical response and sometimes to ease the blow or shock that I read on those cashier's faces I say "I am studying to become a monkey" Yeah I know it is a silly addition to the original response but it does make people smile wonder, and I kinda like that.
So anyway, the quest for love and preferably a like minded relationship is for many people very important but if it proves to become difficult to find somebody, should we compromise? I always tell people because I get asked a lot what would I do when a potential partner is a meat eater. I personally draw the line at where she would have to be at least a Vegetarian because for me to start explaining the whole compassion thing and the environmental devastation linked to consuming meat to a date is just not for me anymore – hey I am sorry I have been around abit longer then most.
So I am co-hosting this, Raw Singles Retreat in Costa Rica next year; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80LGIGGXo3U and I will be surrounded with raw food-ers seeking love, seeking a like-minded banana eater. What should the average persons attitude be towards the other person? Granted, the “contestants” in this case will already be health conscious and aware of the potential qualities (diet wise) of the group, but still, my question is where do you stand on this? Does it really matter what diet your partner follows? And what if the diet of your partner changes over the years, for the worse? What then?
These are all intriguing questions and I would like to know what do you think?