I know some people that are completely grossed out kiss a meat eater, but I also know some vegan/vegetarians who don’t care if their bf/gf eats meat, because it’s not their choice to make. So I was wondering where most vegs stand on this; I’m still not sure what I think.
Yes and no. My better half has slimmed his diet down to pescetarian since we’ve met, has been very supportive of my conversion to vegetarianism, and shares genuine concern with me about the welfare of many animals. Though he still does eat- and love- his sea kittens (they’re his favourite food- always have been). I think that, if he didn’t make animals and the environment of a similar importance that I do (he’s a big environmentalist- been an activist for that for years. It kinda puzzles me how he was, and yet still supported one of the biggest contributors to the epidemic), then no, I couldn’t possibly. However, he’s my best friend, and he’s very intelligent and open-minded. Even if he doesn’t cut fish out of his diet (which he might or might not do- I’m not going to bug him about it, though. If someone’s opinion is forcibly changed, they still really keep their old one, so yelling at him about it is not going to change; that kind of thing isn’t my style, anyway), I’d still love him to bits anyway.
Yes. My girlfriend ate a standard American diet (meat in every meal) when we started dating. She respected my beliefs, and I respected her right to make her own decisions. Now she’s grown to love vegan food, and is a vegetarian.
My boyfriend does eat meat, but he respects my decisions and is open to trying vegetarian/vegan meals that I make. I believe it’s his choice, I wouldn’t not date a meat-eater, but if the person doesn’t have respect for vegetarians/vegans, their morals or animals, that’s a different story haha.