Skip to comments.Survey: 30% of meat eaters won't date a vegetarian
Posted on 07/07/2012 6:21:37 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Is it a dealbreaker if your partner skips the bacon in favor of tofu? For some meat eaters, thats exactly the case. The recent Love Bites survey of 4,000 singles conducted by TODAY.com and Match.com found that nearly 30 percent of meat eaters say they would not date a vegetarian or vegan.
Writer and omnivore J. Federer told TODAY.com that while he agrees couples should have interests outside the relationship, food is one thing that should be shared. Food is social, and the dinner table is where a couple gets back together after a day of work or play, he wrote in an email. This is where the relationship happens. The ability to provide and share food is part of romance, and I just can't date a person who does not share those moments of life with me.
Blame it on biology, says Dr. Helen Fisher, a biological anthropologist and Match.coms chief scientific adviser. She explains that sharing food is integral to courtship throughout the animal kingdom.
Its so common in the animal world to give food for sex that its called the nuptial gift, Fisher explained. Mankinds first luxury was meat, and when carnivores share food what they are sharing is this luxury. Its more than just cultural, its instinctual.
Federer tried but couldnt get past the distaste for dating a vegetarian. He had a two-year relationship with a vegetarian and another with a vegan, but said he always felt judged when they would sit down to eat.
She kept talking about the carbon footprint of a pound of meat and the impact of fishing on the oceans, he said.
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I mis-read the title: Survey: 30% of meat eaters wont EAT a vegetarian.
I’m still good looking, pushing 50 and don’t take orders.
I do take “take out”
Who wants to date someone who will continually be on your ass about what you are eating?
How much poison do you want, in moderation?
More than 30% I damn guarantee.
Compare and contrast:
Look at that glistening coat.
Not possible on "veggies".
[plus, soy is goitrogenic and wrecks your thyroid]
That's if we're talking a poison like ethyl alchohol.
Socialism? No, not even in moderation.
I was talking about food.
Some thing, more moderate than others. :-)
I always order something meaty, red and bleeding when I eat out with them.
And no, I don't want shigella either.
Nope. Just food. Real food, including meats, dairy, eggs, starches, veggies and fruits, when I can get them.
I will consume them in (mostly) moderation.
You know, like our ancient ancestors did.
We're omnivores - totally eschewing all forms of meat and anything elses that originates in a living piece of food (milk/eggs/butter) is never a totally "for my health" type thing.
My brother in law is engaged to a vegetarian. She is the same dimensions you described. About 5’6” and 250lbs. I wouldn’t describe her as liberal. I would call her a communist.
Only 30%? I’m guessing it’s higher. I’d no sooner date a vegan than a democrat.
For decades I have been told that, “You are what you eat.”
If the saying is true, if you eat beef you are a vegetarian.
That isn't someone who'd into her diet. That is someone who is a global warming cultist who seeks to impose a lifestyle choice on everyone.
I know when some businesses/bars have a grilling event, vegans INSIST that their food be cooked on a separate grill.
And for muslims, halal preparation of food requires that no forbidden items come in contact with their foodstuffs.
I can’t speak for vegan/omnivore homes but could see problems in the kitchen with boundaries being set over which cutting board to use, where to store meat items, etc.
For some, it is an obsessive compulsive disorder “the foods can’t touch!”.
I don’t like raw bean sprouts but I don’t argue about the risks of ecoli contamination of my bacon when a stray bean sprout falls in the bacon container on a salad bar.
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