The vegetarian culture is one that fosters a particular "snootiness" due to our insistence on pure foods. It is also easy to urge a superior attitude because vegetarian lifestyle is a good choice to make from a health perspective and since so often our reasons for becoming a vegetarian is grounded in moral, ethical or religious values. And this is all well and good as long as you are functioning within the vegetarian community exclusively.
But what if your sweetheart may be a meat eater? If the one you're dating, engaged to or maybe married to isn't a vegetarian, which will cause some pretty delicate moments. The last thing the vegetarian movement is about is hostility. So we've to possess some guidelines on the way to sleep in peace and harmony if your romantic partner has not joined you in your the vegetarian lifestyle.
Of course, one resolution is for your sweetheart to become a vegetarian with you. You could go with the argument of, "well if you loved me you would give up meat." But forcing someone to join the vegetarian community out of guilt is a terrible reason to form that change of life. Your sweetheart will just resent abandoning a food he or she loves and can probably cheat and eat meat when not around you. That kind of tension, resentment and deception is not any grounds for an extended term romance.
A better way is to return to terms together with your differences, find ways to measure with them then see if down the road, your sweetheart might convert of his own free will. The first step, as is true of any conflict in an intimate relationship, is to talk about your differences openly. Sit down and talk about where each of you is on this issue. Agree to disagree. But also comply with find compromises and to not hold the opposite in contempt or to mock the opposite for the life choices he or she has made. By reaching a loving agreement, each of you'll allow the opposite to be who he or she is and therefore the romance can continue because the dietary dispute is resolved peacefully.
Together you'll search for restaurants that provide both vegetarian dishes and meat dishes so each of you'll get what you would like . Now you don’t need to attend a restaurant that shouts in its advertising "We Serve Vegetarians!" All a good restaurant needs is a few good menu entries that are meatless and you can find what you want while your sweetheart enjoys a meat dish. Most good restaurants offer a tempting salad offering that you simply can customize so any meat, bacon bits, boiled eggs or maybe cheese are overlooked . By working together to create an honest list of restaurants both of you'll enjoy, you've got a compromise for date nights which will last an extended time.
Finding ways for both of you to enjoy your diet of choice may be a good future step. But your beloved may have a misconception that vegetarian food can't taste good. So make a deal that he or she might try it one night. Then you'll put your best foot forward by preparing a luxurious vegetarian meal that no-one can resist. But remember that if you are doing attempt to make such a deal, you would possibly need to comply with let your sweetheart attempt to convert you back to the meat eating world with a luxurious hand-crafted meat based meal. If that is not ok with you, don’t make the deal.
Above all, don’t mock or think of your sweetheart's choice of diet with distain or disgust. Don’t make the "eww" face whenever your date features a hamburger or a hot dog. Come to the point that you can live with meat eaters and not feel repulsed when others eat the foods you don’t approve of. After all, you'd not your date to form the "eww" face once you had a tofu burger or an enormous plate of steaming vegetables rather than meat. So treat each other with respect and love. Over time that approach will end in the simplest future romance and perhaps even see you come to a time when he or she sees the sunshine and joins you in the joys of vegetarianism.
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