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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Is that the definition of a metrosexual, or what?
(Jerry Lee Lewis)
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.
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!
So what is the percentage of vegans who won’t go out with a meat eater?
“Vegetables are what food eats.”
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.
oy vay! :)
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.
I don’t care what a gal eats just so long as she’s hot.
There’s a reason cows are made out of steak.
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!
Fat women are cheap first dates to. They will not eat in front of you. LOL
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