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Survey: 30% of meat eaters won't date a vegetarian
MSNBC ^ | 07/07/2012 | Linnea Covington

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, that’s 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.com’s chief scientific adviser. She explains that sharing food is integral to courtship throughout the animal kingdom.

“It’s so common in the animal world to give food for sex that it’s called the nuptial gift,” Fisher explained. “Mankind’s first luxury was meat, and when carnivores share food – what they are sharing is this luxury. It’s more than just cultural, it’s instinctual.”

Federer tried but couldn’t 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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He continued: “I do respect these topics and I’m an aware meat eater; I eat local, I don't eat meat daily and I also prefer an organic-farmed chicken over a hormone-raised steak. But I don't need to hear these topics while I'm enjoying my halibut.”


Meat is required for some people to make a love connection, a TODAY.com and Match.com survey finds.
1 posted on 07/07/2012 6:21:41 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Is that the definition of a metrosexual, or what?


2 posted on 07/07/2012 6:26:00 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: SeekAndFind

3 posted on 07/07/2012 6:29:00 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Literals will believe anything.)
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To: SeekAndFind; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows
They call me the meat man,
You oughta see-me-eat, man!

(Jerry Lee Lewis)

4 posted on 07/07/2012 6:29:09 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: SeekAndFind
I despise food fetishists. Big pains in the butt.

Even those that avoid fat and salt because "it's not healthy". Guess what? If you don't get fats and salts, you die quickly.

Everything in moderation, and listen to your body seems much more sensible.

/johnny

5 posted on 07/07/2012 6:30:07 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Oztrich Boy

LOL!


6 posted on 07/07/2012 6:33:24 PM PDT by wastedyears ("God? I didn't know he was signed onto the system.")
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To: JRandomFreeper

I had a friend in college with several food allergies. He started dating a Jewish girl who was a vegetarian. Between the two of them, I don’t think they could eat anything!


7 posted on 07/07/2012 6:34:41 PM PDT by poindexters brother
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To: SeekAndFind

So what is the percentage of vegans who won’t go out with a meat eater?


8 posted on 07/07/2012 6:36:14 PM PDT by AU72
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To: SeekAndFind

“Vegetables are what food eats.”

10 posted on 07/07/2012 6:39:54 PM PDT by RichInOC ("I do wish we could chat longer, but I'm having an old friend for dinner. 'Bye!")
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To: SeekAndFind
My vegan mother used to lecture my grandfather (her father in law) about eating bacon and eggs every morning. At the
time he was 93 and still riding a motorcycle. He made it to
97.
11 posted on 07/07/2012 6:41:17 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: SeekAndFind

vegans = ugly shoes.
People who constantly tell others what they can’t eat because it’s not healthy are bitter that they have imposed upon themselves a fad diet and deep down inside wish they could gobble down a moose with a side order of potatoes and sour cream.

vegans are always steaming about something.


12 posted on 07/07/2012 6:42:02 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: poindexters brother

oy vay! :)


13 posted on 07/07/2012 6:43:14 PM PDT by Redcitizen (Tagline tagged and bagged.)
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To: poindexters brother
Serves both of the insecure individuals right.

BTW, as a food service professional, I understand that there are some tiny precentage of folks that have food allergies.

Many are outgrown and that is never acknowledged. There are also a lot of folks out there that claim that they are allergic and are not.

Real allergies have histamine reactions.

/johnny

14 posted on 07/07/2012 6:43:18 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: SeekAndFind

I don’t care what a gal eats just so long as she’s hot.


16 posted on 07/07/2012 6:45:44 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live thnrough it anyway)
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To: SeekAndFind

There’s a reason cows are made out of steak.


17 posted on 07/07/2012 6:45:53 PM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik (In a tornado, even turkeys can fly.)
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To: Lurker
That was cruel on a Saturday night. Spraying beer onto the keyboard LOLing is different from spraying coffee on the screen during the week. ;)

/johnny

18 posted on 07/07/2012 6:46:32 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

My very best friend is a weedeater. But he’s not a a-hole. “You eat want you like to eat, I eat what I like to eat.” I find that, with meat prices today, I’m eating less meat. About half the time I substitute pressed tofu for meat. It’s quite delicious. And,,,, a lot cheaper!


19 posted on 07/07/2012 6:48:27 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: detective
said, "Veggie women are cheap dates. "

Fat women are cheap first dates to. They will not eat in front of you. LOL

20 posted on 07/07/2012 6:48:27 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: poindexters brother

They could eat Chinese food....


21 posted on 07/07/2012 6:49:19 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live thnrough it anyway)
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To: AU72
So what is the percentage of vegans who won’t go out with a meat eater?

Even among the various types of semi-vegetarians (lacto-, pesca-, etc), I'd bet that the percentage is significantly higher than 30%.

The self-proclaimed "moral superiority" of many vegetarians/vegans has always been a huge turn-off for me. (Eat what you want, let me eat what I want, and we'll get along just fine. Preach to me about the evils of my diet and I'll have nothing to do with you.)

22 posted on 07/07/2012 6:49:36 PM PDT by Bob
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To: SeekAndFind
"I know some people that don't eat meat...but I don't trust 'em!"

Terri Garr


23 posted on 07/07/2012 6:52:48 PM PDT by CodeToad (uired to vote for a treaty.)
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To: CrazyIvan

RE: At the time he was 93 and still riding a motorcycle. He made it to
97.

She would argue that had he listened to her he would have made it to 127.


24 posted on 07/07/2012 6:53:16 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: SeekAndFind

I love living in Chile. The vast majority of Girls and Women eat meat and drink red wine!


25 posted on 07/07/2012 6:55:16 PM PDT by WellyP (question!)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
There are always the local squirrels and feral hogs. Here anyway.

I limit my tofu intake after the study on how tofu affects males.

Everything in moderation is my motto.

/johnny

26 posted on 07/07/2012 6:57:01 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: SeekAndFind

Why would any conservative date a liberal socialist eco-freak. I’m sure their are some vegetarian Freepers, but I would bet almost all do so for health reasons and not for political reasons.

I have a friend who’s daughter was brainwashed and she became vegetarian at age 7, and he let her. Sorry, I wouldn’t let a kid that young ruin her health and stunt her growth by going vegetarian that young. Point is, WTF does a 7 year old know? It was pure grade school indoctrination and brain washing.

I would never date a vegetarian. Most of them are screwed up in the brain and living in fantasy land.

We’ll see how veggie they stay when they are hungry at night during the coming economic collapse. They’ll be the first to jump at the chance of sirloin.


27 posted on 07/07/2012 7:01:26 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (REPEAL OBAMACARE. Nothing else matters.)
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To: gorush

vegans have bad breath too. Plus their other body parts tend to smell pretty rank too. AND YES SHES WASHED BUT THAT THING JUST SMELLED BAD.................


28 posted on 07/07/2012 7:02:38 PM PDT by Plumberman27
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To: SeekAndFind

considering the majority are mostly likely liberals... who would want to??


29 posted on 07/07/2012 7:04:13 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Lurker

Same type would rather have you buy her whine than liquor.


30 posted on 07/07/2012 7:04:59 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: SeekAndFind

I have nothing against a woman who is a vegetarian, as long as she knows how to cook my steak just right


31 posted on 07/07/2012 7:05:51 PM PDT by Figment
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free

You’re right. Most vegans are that way due to politics. I would venture to say the percentage of Americans who are vegan AND politically conservative is less than 5%.

And I do put vegans in a different class than vegetarians.


32 posted on 07/07/2012 7:05:51 PM PDT by workerbee (June 28, 2012 -- 9/11 From Within)
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To: SeekAndFind

If i were to consider dating a vegan, I would have to make sure she was simply interested in good health, and not somebody who considered a vegan diet to be a substitute for morality. Eating a certain diet does not make somebody a good or a bad person.


33 posted on 07/07/2012 7:09:30 PM PDT by Haiku Guy ("The problem with Internet Quotes is that you never know if they are real" -- Abraham Lincoln)
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To: JRandomFreeper

“I limit my tofu intake after the study on how tofu affects males.”

Well,,,,, at 66 years of age, I don’t worry about that too much. The Chinese seem to be doing okay. But, as I said, it’s about half and half now. And OMG! The Dim Sum pork sausage wrapped in tofu skin? Abdo-lutely wonderful!


34 posted on 07/07/2012 7:13:48 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: CrazyIvan

As long as you work your body hard and burn up what you eat you can eat just about anything.


35 posted on 07/07/2012 7:13:56 PM PDT by WellyP (question!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I was told ‘Vegan’ was the Indian word for “Poor Hunter”.


36 posted on 07/07/2012 7:17:02 PM PDT by PushinTin (Politicians are like diapers, the need to be changed often and for the same reason...)
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To: JRandomFreeper
I despise food fetishists. Big pains in the butt.

Oh do I ever agree! And ALL the drama that goes along with it.

37 posted on 07/07/2012 7:21:27 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: SeekAndFind
“She kept talking about the carbon footprint of a pound of meat and the impact of fishing on the oceans,” he said.

It wasn't that she was a vegetarian.

It was that she was trying to convert him

38 posted on 07/07/2012 7:24:37 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Dragons don't have friends. The nearest they can get to the idea is an enemy who is still alive.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m betting that closer to 90% of vegetarians won’t date carnivores. Most are liberal and rabidly intolerant.

Hell take a look at a dating site sometime and look at the liberal profiles. They list all the things they hate and who they don’t want contacting them.


39 posted on 07/07/2012 7:27:57 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Revolting cat!; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ..
Paging Mary Moon...


40 posted on 07/07/2012 7:28:20 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Bob
I had a new co-worker who didn't attend a celebratory luncheon because pizza was served (bread, cheese). I noticed he had an all greens salad that and every day for lunch.

I also noted that he was out sick 3 days in the 4 weeks he worked. The last time I took a sick day, Bush was in his first term. The pizza included meatball and Prosciutto toppings. Yum!

41 posted on 07/07/2012 7:31:23 PM PDT by AU72
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To: presently no screen name

Back in the 70’s when I was in college, the cafeteria introduced a vegetarian buffet. I went vegetarian for almost a year feeling the PC pressure. My mom cooked a full turkey dinner in the middle of summer and nipped that in the bud. LOL. Moms.... Somehow, I survived my college years. I like my beef practically raw now.


42 posted on 07/07/2012 7:31:53 PM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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To: Admin Moderator

Thank you for taking care of #15. I was about to hit the Abuse button.


43 posted on 07/07/2012 7:38:54 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: CrazyIvan

He was enjoying life and not stressed out - a key to a healthy life. Now that is amazing 93 and riding a motorcycle - love it! And 93 eating bacon and eggs when most are on Ensure. I like gramps!

He reminds me of my MIL who had no restrictions to what she ate and really enjoyed food up to her end at 3 mos short of 93. She kept a spotless house, and I never saw even a dirty window in her place and she loved to laugh! She didn’t drive so she went down the street to catch the first bus in the morning and carried her packages back up to her home. I miss her, she was tons of fun!


44 posted on 07/07/2012 7:41:43 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Slings and Arrows

45 posted on 07/07/2012 7:44:01 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Mary Moon -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGOjEAUdErI

(I couldn’t get your link to work)


46 posted on 07/07/2012 7:44:29 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Zealots are always boorish.


47 posted on 07/07/2012 7:46:20 PM PDT by stilloftyhenight
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To: pops88

Mom’s are the best! Full turkey dinner, lots of prep and spending the summer day in the hot kitchen all for her son. I bet she enjoyed doing it as it sounds she was ‘on a mission’.


48 posted on 07/07/2012 7:47:34 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: JRandomFreeper

Let’s just say that I went to great lengths to determine that Mrs. L was a confirmed carnivore before we married.


49 posted on 07/07/2012 7:51:19 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is, it is the only answer.)
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To: presently no screen name

I’m actually a woman, but I knew she was on a mission when I smelled the turkey roasting, and yes, it was a hot kitchen in July with no air conditioning. Hosting huge family Thanksgiving dinner’s year after year, I’m sure she knew that would seal the deal. “You can fool some of the people all the time, and all the people some of the time, but you can’t fool mom.”-Captain Penny


50 posted on 07/07/2012 7:53:43 PM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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