And while you generally date people who have relatively similar tastes as you, dating when you’re a vegan is a whole different ball game.In the initial stages, admitting to living a plant-based life can feel awkward.
I asked a couple of mates if they’d date vegans and both were quite emphatic about it. ‘A vegetarian was bad enough.’ It’s a bit like saying you’re an evangelical Christian.
For whatever reason you are becoming veggie and whichever type of vegetarian, you can't call yourself vegetarian at all if you eat any kind of fish or meat - or if you eat cheese with animal rennet or any foods with gelatin. No food products with gelatine (parts of hooves and legs of horses and cows).
(There are lots of other hidden animal-derivatives in unassuming products which you can Animal derived clothing - to wear or not to wear - is just the first turning into the complex moral maze of becoming veggie, so before you go throwing away a perfectly good pair of leather shoes and woolen jumper see No meat. No food with animal-derived ingredients and colours (And ...
Try persuading them to have a meat-free day, and they’ll look horrified like you just told them to perform some horrendous sex act on a horse.
Lisa, 30, is a selective vegan who tries to eat fully vegan as much as possible, and she says that dating has been difficult. ‘On one recent date, I ate some pizza because I didn’t want to make a scene and the guy (third date) was like, “Aww, you ate it for me”.’ ‘He actually said that if I’d turned out to be a committed vegan, that would have been a dealbreaker.’ After that, she decided not to tell guys about her dietary requirements for a while and just avoided eating meals with them.
When using tofu as a meat stand-in, buy the extra-firm style in your supermarket's refrigerated aisle.