So you go Vegan for love and end up hating everyone- sound familiar? Looking for love and companionship as a Vegan really tests your ethical stand points, your tolerance levels and general misanthropy.
After some failed experiments dating carnists and holding vegetarians in fairly high contempt it has become clear that only a vegan will do. But at my age (37) in case you were wondering you tend to have a tick sheet mental or online in a spreadsheet format (which I would wholeheartedly advise) by the time we approach 40 you know what you are looking for in a partner or at least you have compiled a list of unsavoury habits that are deal breakers.
I know, I know.. there is the argument that by intermingling and living with carnists that Vegans can show them the light and the way, in reality this means storing meat in your fridge and sitting opposite your loved one as they snack on dismembered corpses- sexy huh?
I always say to men who try and convince me to date them as they ‘only eat clean protein- chicken and fish ‘ : Imagine going out with a girl who ordered ‘only puppies paws and kittens ribs when you ate out’ who left dismembered guinea pigs and rabbits in the fridge to fry up for breakfast?? Not cool.
Seriously eating corpses and drinking stolen breast milk from baby cows and eating something that came out of a hen’s backside?! When you wake up and realise what meat and dairy are, you realise you have bought into the biggest marketing con of all.
When you see advertising for lumps of charred flesh between buns, or when your neighbours have a barbeque you have to wonder how people don’t make the connection between burning flesh and tortured screams of all species.
So the dating compromises I am willing to make are things like: watches football, cannot spell definitely, one failed marriage allowed, drives a sports car occasionally (but not as main mode of transport) these are things I can live with.
I cannot live with and love and bare my soul to someone who pays psychopaths to torture and slaughter his food and by his food and apparel choices is actively helping to kill the planet. Being Vegan is not a diet and it is not a religion, I am asking no one to believe in any allegorical tales.
Being Vegan is the LEAST we can do in this beautiful world of abundance that has been turned into hell on earth for billions of animals each year. It is better for EVERYBODY, humans, animals and the environment to tread lightly on this earth and be kind.
Kindness and being able to cook are the two most important qualities in a man to me, if you are not Vegan you are not kind.
So until I find a kind, funny, intelligent man that makes my heart sing- I will stay happily single. Sometimes Compromise is the most offensive C word.