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Vegetarian Date Etiquette

Thu Sep 25, 2008 3:18 am

I've arranged a date for this weekend, and I'm looking forward to it. She happens to be a vegetarian (not vegan, and I'm not sure if it's for health or ethical reasons). She knows I'm not vegetarian.

We're starting the evening with dinner at the niceish local restaurant that is very Vegetarian/Vegan friendly (my suggestion), however that restaurant also has a fine selection of dishes with meat and other animal products.

Given those facts, would it be rude on said date to be carniverous or should I stick to something meat free? I'm conflicted because I can come up with arguments for both sides.

Yes, I quickly Googled before coming here without getting anything remotely relevent. No, I'm not holding out much hope for getting a serious answer  Smile

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RE: Vegetarian Date Etiquette

Thu Sep 25, 2008 3:30 am

If you're on a date where you see yourself being with her for a while I'd order what you want as long as its not the "meat lovers beef extravaganza dinner."

Be honest with her and yourself about your lifestyle but don't shove it in her face. In the long run it will benefit you.

If she flips out (I doubt it), then you should see that as a red flag.
 
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RE: Vegetarian Date Etiquette

Thu Sep 25, 2008 3:33 am

Quoting Lincoln (Thread starter):

Given those facts, would it be rude on said date to be carniverous or should I stick to something meat free?

My ex was a vegetarian as well, and she did it for mildly ethical reasons but mostly for health. she wouldn't push it on me and I would often eat a nice bloody piece of bovine muscle while she ate a hearty salad. So no problems there.

Just eat whatever you want. If she has a problem with it, then that'd be a good enough reason for not seeing her again, IMHO.

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RE: Vegetarian Date Etiquette

Thu Sep 25, 2008 3:53 am

You seem like a tolerant guy you are accomodating her wishes by selecting a veggie friendly establishment. Ask yourself do you want a relationship with someone who isn't tolerant of your dietary lifestyle? Order what you would normally eat unless you want to set a precedent. If she is a decent sorta gal she will be tolerant of you as well and will not let that be a deal breaker. My sister was veggie most of her life and dated many carniverous men.
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RE: Vegetarian Date Etiquette

Thu Sep 25, 2008 4:15 am



Quoting IAirAllie (Reply 3):
Order what you would normally eat unless you want to set a precedent.

This is, word for word, exactly what I was going to say. Go with a chicken dish and roll with it!
 
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RE: Vegetarian Date Etiquette

Thu Sep 25, 2008 4:17 am

Agreed with the above - order what you want, although don't be over the top carnivorous. You've made a great gesture by going to a veggie friendly restaurant. You don't have to be (and shouldn't be) someone you aren't for your date.
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RE: Vegetarian Date Etiquette

Thu Sep 25, 2008 4:20 am

Thanks for the advice, everyone, I will go forth confidently and eat... the place doesn't have a meat lover's beef extravaganza so I think I'm safe there Big grin
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RE: Vegetarian Date Etiquette

Thu Sep 25, 2008 4:34 am



Quoting ArmitageShanks (Reply 1):
meat lovers beef extravaganza dinner




I really can't add much, but I will say from personal experience as long as both of you respect each other's dietary needs/concerns, everything will be cool.
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RE: Vegetarian Date Etiquette

Thu Sep 25, 2008 4:41 am

My best quick advice.....

I have been a veggie for a while (not any more), some of my g/f's too...


They dont care if you eat meat or not usually. Take her somewhere classy and slightly exotic...

Sushi restaurant? a good mix of veggie or not... And dont be afraid to ask her why she is a veggie, most people like to tell their story...

And like any date (especially first) know the food, recommend something, be a bit of a connoisseur  Smile



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RE: Vegetarian Date Etiquette

Thu Sep 25, 2008 5:01 am

Generally, from personal experience, vegetarians won't try to impose their believes on you, and are cool with what you eat as long as you don't try to make him or her eat meat. It's vegans with whom you should be careful.
 
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RE: Vegetarian Date Etiquette

Thu Sep 25, 2008 10:24 am

I don't think you should date a vegetarian. They are no where near as much fun.

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RE: Vegetarian Date Etiquette

Thu Sep 25, 2008 11:06 am

I've dated a vegetarian in the past, and am married to one now. With the one I dated, she only cared when I kissed her after eating meat -- she wanted me to brush my teeth first! If I had just been eating veggies, she didn't care.

My wife doesn't care at all, and we're raising our daughter as an omnivore. It'll be her decision, later in life, though we both agreed to not disparage the other's food choices in front of the daughter My wife had been originally set on making sure our children were vegetarian, and I was all set to have a big argument about it, but one day she changed her mind.

Both of these women knew full well that I was an omnivore from the beginning.

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RE: Vegetarian Date Etiquette

Thu Sep 25, 2008 12:20 pm

I am vegetarian, my partner isn't, and I wouldn't worry about it. Perhaps stay clear of ordering something still dripping in blood on the first date, but otherwise, you are both there for a nice time.

Every so often we will go to a vege place, but as long as there is more than a choice of 1 thing, then I am happy. We know what we both like (after 10 years, you should!!!), and I have even been there videoing him when he has come back from his first open water fishing trip and was gutting the poor thing. He then bbq'ed it, and I was happy that he was happy, even thought that goes against the vege ideal.

As for mints and cleaning teeth, there are times when I have insisted on it, esp after rollmops or anything pickled.

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RE: Vegetarian Date Etiquette

Thu Sep 25, 2008 12:26 pm

I was a vegetarian for four years. I still rarely eat meat.

My advice: for dates on which you will pick up the tab, order what you want. When she is going to pick up the tab, stick to vegetarian.

HOWEVER, you should not be afraid to eat meat in front of her. If she acts disgusted or judgemental, then you have just learned that this is not the woman for you.

Having been a vegetarian, I have NO use for vegetarians/vegans who try to push their views on others.
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RE: Vegetarian Date Etiquette

Thu Sep 25, 2008 3:43 pm



Quoting DocLightning (Reply 13):
My advice: for dates on which you will pick up the tab, order what you want. When she is going to pick up the tab, stick to vegetarian.

I think there is no need to hold back even when she is picking up the tab. Why bother?
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RE: Vegetarian Date Etiquette

Thu Sep 25, 2008 3:49 pm

She don't eat meat but she sure likes a bone... hopefully!  Smile
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RE: Vegetarian Date Etiquette

Thu Sep 25, 2008 4:03 pm



Quoting Andz (Reply 15):
She don't eat meat but she sure likes a bone... hopefully!

Ah, that reminds me of this:

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RE: Vegetarian Date Etiquette

Thu Sep 25, 2008 4:27 pm



Quoting Lincoln (Thread starter):
Given those facts, would it be rude on said date to be carniverous or should I stick to something meat free?

No, not at all. If seeing others eat meat was a real problem for her, she probably wouldn't have agreed to the date.

My best advice as someone who is married to a vegan is to avoid items that look like the animals you're eating. She was at an event when she was 18 or so and got physically ill by the sight of family members cracking into a lobster.
 
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RE: Vegetarian Date Etiquette

Thu Sep 25, 2008 5:06 pm



Quoting Lincoln (Thread starter):

Given those facts, would it be rude on said date to be carniverous or should I stick to something meat free?

I wouldn't recommend being carnivorous, as humans are natural omnivores.  Wink

Quoting IAirAllie (Reply 3):
Ask yourself do you want a relationship with someone who isn't tolerant of your dietary lifestyle?

I think that is the best comment.

That said, I do think that if you are in a relationship with someone and one of the two has a problem with eating unhealthy food, it is the other's duty to speak up.
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RE: Vegetarian Date Etiquette

Thu Sep 25, 2008 6:26 pm

My girlfriend is vegetarian, and at the beginning of the relationship I asked her if she had any problems with me eating meat in front of her. She said no problem, she wouldn't pust her diet on me if I didn't push mine on her. Most vegetarians are cool about this, it seems to be a lot more difficult when they are vegan. Just an anecdotal observation I have had. Over time in my relationship, however, I began to eat a largely vegetarian diet and have discovered many people who are in my same shoes. I'll eat meat when we go out, but at home it's about 95% vegetarian for me.
 
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RE: Vegetarian Date Etiquette

Thu Sep 25, 2008 6:50 pm

Lincoln,

I disagree humbly with the posts so far:

1. It's a first date.
2. Some vegetarians do find the sight and smell of red meat offensive.
3. If you order veggie, she will be touched and charmed - you'd have hit a home run.
4. She will also note your considerate behavior, and may say "Don't be silly, order the Prime Rib!".
5. If she says #4, then you have struck gold - the world is running out of kind people.
6. A first date is not there to prove a point, it's there to charm and win over the other person.


I used to live in Cleveland so you know I'm making sense  Wink
 
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RE: Vegetarian Date Etiquette

Thu Sep 25, 2008 6:50 pm



Quoting Comorin (Reply 20):

6. A first date is not there to prove a point, it's there to charm and win over the other person.

I think that can work both ways.

Quoting Comorin (Reply 20):

3. If you order veggie, she will be touched and charmed - you'd have hit a home run.

Either that or she will think you are trying too hard. Just be your self Lincoln. If you see something veg on the menu you like, order it. Otherwise, forget abou tit.
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RE: Vegetarian Date Etiquette

Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:13 pm



Quoting LTU932 (Reply 9):
It's vegans with whom you should be careful.



Quoting MUWarriors (Reply 19):
it seems to be a lot more difficult when they are vegan.

I think the reason for this is because most vegans have realized that the meat industry & the dairy & egg industry are basically linked (when cows stop producing milk and chickens stop laying eggs, they become meat), and so veganism is a choice that comes largely from ethical reasons, instead of from health or personal taste reasons. But how the person deals with those ethical issues, whether or not to accept that others don't choose that lifestyle decides whether they will be easy to get along with or whether they will go and throw red paint at KFC employees at a PETA rally.
 
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RE: Vegetarian Date Etiquette

Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:33 pm



Quoting Cytz_pilot (Reply 22):

I think the reason for this is because most vegans have realized that the meat industry & the dairy & egg industry are basically linked (when cows stop producing milk and chickens stop laying eggs, they become meat), and so veganism is a choice that comes largely from ethical reasons, instead of from health or personal taste reasons.

The majority of vegans I have known actually eat a rather unhealthy diet, which is unfortunate.
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RE: Vegetarian Date Etiquette

Thu Sep 25, 2008 8:01 pm

Quoting Comorin (Reply 20):



Quoting N1120A (Reply 21):
Either that or she will think you are trying too hard.

This is the internal debate that lead me to start this thread in the first place  

I'm not concerned so much with impressing her (it would, of course, be nice, but not at the expense of being someone other than myself), but I definately want her to be comfortable.

On one hand, she is a vegetarian and I feel like I need to respect that (and to an extent, I have by choosing a restaurant that I know is vegetarian friendly), on the other hand she didn't make a huge deal about it and I was upfront and told her that I wasn't a vegetarian (I think my exact words were "I hope it's not a turn-off, but I'm not a vegetarian") and she didn't react negatively. Also, she emphasised that she was vegetarian, not vegan which I took as her being more open. Most of the vegetarians I've meat are fairly cool, a lot of the vegans I've run into are downright scary.

I've considered just asking her "Hey, would you mind if I ordered a meat dish?" (depending on my mood, I may wind up ordering something like a salad anyway; I actually haven't been eating much on the meat side of things the past few weeks aside from pizza) but that strikes me as possibly giving off the "trying too hard" vibe [And I'm afraid the primo orchestra tickets I got may push me in that direction as it is*] and potentially putting her in an awkward situation depending on her reasons for being a vegetarian.

There's no prime rib on the menu, so thats a question that can be dodged; Comorin, I have a feeling you already know where I'm talking about especially if you're a CWRU alum, but for everyone else here's the menu: http://www.tommyscoventry.com/index2...enu=LunchDinner&menusection=Salads

Lincoln
(*- She's a musician; orchestra is US debuting a peice for the instrument she plays)

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RE: Vegetarian Date Etiquette

Thu Sep 25, 2008 8:33 pm

A lot of vegetarians eat poultry and seafood, so I would order what you want be yourself, don't try to change to make someone like you.
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RE: Vegetarian Date Etiquette

Thu Sep 25, 2008 8:48 pm



Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 25):
A lot of vegetarians eat poultry and seafood

Those aren't really vegetarians.
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RE: Vegetarian Date Etiquette

Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:47 pm



Quoting Lincoln (Reply 24):
There's no prime rib on the menu, so thats a question that can be dodged; Comorin, I have a feeling you already know where I'm talking about especially if you're a CWRU alum, but for everyone else here's the menu:

Boy do I miss Coventry! I love Cleveland and had some of the best food there. Good luck, Lincoln, hope it goes well!  thumbsup 
 
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RE: Vegetarian Date Etiquette

Thu Sep 25, 2008 10:10 pm



Quoting N328KF (Reply 14):

I think there is no need to hold back even when she is picking up the tab. Why bother?

Two reasons:
1) You don't want to force her to buy meat

2) Meat meals are usually more expensive than vegetarian meals. As a vegetarian, this bit always annoyed me since "splitting a check" usually meant that I got short shrift.

Anyway, Lincoln, a word to you.

You are 1) Cute as a button 2) Really sweet. I'd totally ask you on a date if you were gay and not at the opposite end of the country. Ergo, some woman is going to snap you up like a fabulous pair of shoes on sale one day.

So please don't ever feel a need to be someone who you aren't to impress a woman. You're a hell of a catch. And you're still young; you have plenty of time.
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RE: Vegetarian Date Etiquette

Thu Sep 25, 2008 10:51 pm



Quoting N1120A (Reply 26):
Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 25):
A lot of vegetarians eat poultry and seafood

Those aren't really vegetarians.

Maybe I could have worded it better, less opposed to seafood and poultry.
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RE: Vegetarian Date Etiquette

Thu Sep 25, 2008 11:14 pm



Quoting ArmitageShanks (Reply 1):
If you're on a date where you see yourself being with her for a while I'd order what you want as long as its not the "meat lovers beef extravaganza dinner."



Quoting ArmitageShanks (Reply 1):
If she flips out (I doubt it), then you should see that as a red flag.

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Quoting HapppyLandings (Reply 8):
Take her somewhere classy and slightly exotic...

NO!  no 
Don't waste your money on an expensive place on a first date. She has to prove herself to you that she is worth spending more than $20 a plate over time.

Vegetarian gals tend to be high maintenance so I'd be very sceptically. Eventually, simple task such as making dinner or getting a bite to eat will become political. The most a vegetarian will get out of me on a first date is a visit to a local coffee shop. She'll have plenty of muffins, croissants and bagels to choose from.I just can't condone this sort of condition.

A vegetarian friendly place that is cheap, yet exotic would be a Thai restaurant. Plates are under $10 and they'll always have a vegetarian dish.

Quoting N328KF (Reply 11):
I've dated a vegetarian in the past, and am married to one now. With the one I dated, she only cared when I kissed her after eating meat -- she wanted me to brush my teeth first! If I had just been eating veggies, she didn't care.

 Wow!

See what I mean folks?
That just sounds ridiculous!

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 28):
2) Meat meals are usually more expensive than vegetarian meals. As a vegetarian, this bit always annoyed me since "splitting a check" usually meant that I got short shrift.

That's what you get for being a vegetarian!  Silly
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RE: Vegetarian Date Etiquette

Fri Sep 26, 2008 1:40 am

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 28):

2) Meat meals are usually more expensive than vegetarian meals. As a vegetarian, this bit always annoyed me since "splitting a check" usually meant that I got short shrift.

Two words- "Combat split"

Don't like it? Tough shit; next time order a $25 glass of scotch to go with your salad.  Smile



'fly is right, set the tone on the first date; order the veal, or a roasted Cornish game hen.

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RE: Vegetarian Date Etiquette

Fri Sep 26, 2008 1:41 am



Quoting Lincoln (Reply 32):
.I'm not planning on kissing,

If the date is successful, why not?
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RE: Vegetarian Date Etiquette

Fri Sep 26, 2008 1:41 am

Thanks again to everyone who's chimed in here, it's really helping me to ease the concern and think through it... sad to say that this is my first true, planned "date" in...wow...let's see, um... 13 years and while I'm really looking forward to it, I'm trying to avoid making a gigantic faux paus early in the evening.

Quoting Superfly (Reply 30):
Vegetarian gals tend to be high maintenance so I'd be very sceptically.

I'm hip with moderate-to-high maintenance, at least at this point...and it is just one date...I'm not planning on kissing, let alone marrying her! But what happens will happen, worst case a night out for dinner and the orchestra where I didn't utter the words "Table for one, please" or "One best-available, please". Plus we seem to have a lot of common interests.

You would not realize how hard it is to find a single woman in greater Cleveland between the ages of 21-27 who straight or at least bisexual, a fan of the arts, especially the performing variety (musical theater, legitimate theater, dance/ballet, and orchestral/choral music, to be specific). Major plus if they aren't a professional sports fanatic, but not a deal breaker.

Sidenote: I think I'm somewhat challenged by the fact that aparently I come off as much older than I am (typical guess is about 3-5 years high; I'm 24 now--last person who guessed my age guessed 27, and I've never beeen carded)-- It's beneficial in a business environment, not so much socially

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 28):
You are 1) Cute as a button 2) Really sweet. I'd totally ask you on a date if you were gay and not at the opposite end of the country. Ergo, some woman is going to snap you up like a fabulous pair of shoes on sale one day.

Thank you, sir, I think you just made my day  Smile
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RE: Vegetarian Date Etiquette

Fri Sep 26, 2008 2:10 am



Quoting N1120A (Reply 33):
If the date is successful, why not?

If it happens, it happens. If it feels 'right' I'm not going to stop it, but I'm not /planning/ on it though, especially since it is the first date.
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RE: Vegetarian Date Etiquette

Fri Sep 26, 2008 2:13 am



Quoting Lincoln (Reply 34):
Quoting N1120A (Reply 33):
If the date is successful, why not?

If it happens, it happens. If it feels 'right' I'm not going to stop it, but I'm not /planning/ on it though, especially since it is the first date.

Another place to consider is www.aladdinseatery.com very vegy friendly.

Also bd's mongolian barbeque is a fun place for a date.
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RE: Vegetarian Date Etiquette

Fri Sep 26, 2008 2:26 am



Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 35):
Also bd's mongolian barbeque is a fun place for a date.

I thought about bd's -- I actually like it a lot -- but it doesn't really strike me as vegy friendly given that the first 10 feet is a buffet of meat.

A couple friends had suggested Aladins, maybe if there's a 2nd (or 3rd, or...)

That's the fantastic thing about the my place... I'm only about an 8-10 minute walk from Coventry and there are plenty of eateries (though, honestly, Jimmy John's is my default)
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RE: Vegetarian Date Etiquette

Fri Sep 26, 2008 2:33 am



Quoting Superfly (Reply 30):
The most a vegetarian will get out of me on a first date is a visit to a local coffee shop. She'll have plenty of muffins, croissants and bagels to choose from.I just can't condone this sort of condition.

You are quite the Don Juan! lol  Wink


On a side note. I am single now after 5 1/2 years. I came back to my condo 2 hours ago and I have no furniture, and my 42" LCD is gone!!!! (insert a good mean saying about women)


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RE: Vegetarian Date Etiquette

Fri Sep 26, 2008 12:27 pm



Quoting Lincoln (Reply 34):
Quoting N1120A (Reply 33):
If the date is successful, why not?

If it happens, it happens. If it feels 'right' I'm not going to stop it, but I'm not /planning/ on it though, especially since it is the first date.

Lincoln, you sound like a really sensible guy! I think you should be giving advice instead of seeking it...  Wink

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RE: Vegetarian Date Etiquette

Fri Sep 26, 2008 2:27 pm



Quoting Lincoln (Reply 36):
Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 35):
Also bd's mongolian barbeque is a fun place for a date.

I thought about bd's -- I actually like it a lot -- but it doesn't really strike me as vegy friendly given that the first 10 feet is a buffet of meat.

A couple friends had suggested Aladins, maybe if there's a 2nd (or 3rd, or...)

Lincoln being vegy friendly does not mean hiding the meat, no pun intended. If she is not a member of PETA you should be fine. Stop worrying so much and just have fun. Don't over think this! If you need help on what to wear us gays are good at that and I am on the West side of Cleveland.
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RE: Vegetarian Date Etiquette

Fri Sep 26, 2008 3:00 pm



Quoting HapppyLandings (Reply 8):
And like any date (especially first) know the food, recommend something, be a bit of a connoisseur

Nope. Silly to make a vegetarian suggestion if you are not one yourself--or have never had the vegetarian selections at the restaurant.
Connoisseur of what? Would come across as arrogant to me--but then I'm not a very 'easy' date.
 
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RE: Vegetarian Date Etiquette

Fri Sep 26, 2008 3:38 pm

Not to be too crass here or anything but my line on vegetarians has always been this:

If you have a problem with me eating meat, don't complain when I'm not eating yours regularly.
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Fri Sep 26, 2008 5:49 pm



Quoting TylerDurden (Reply 41):
Nope. Silly to make a vegetarian suggestion if you are not one yourself--or have never had the vegetarian selections at the restaurant.
Connoisseur of what? Would come across as arrogant to me--but then I'm not a very 'easy' date.

A. I have been a Vegetarian for 3 years (not any more) and I am a very good cook.

B. What is arrogant about knowing food and wine well?
 
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RE: Vegetarian Date Etiquette

Fri Sep 26, 2008 7:37 pm



Quoting Lincoln (Reply 32):

Thank you, sir, I think you just made my day  

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G-CIVP
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RE: Vegetarian Date Etiquette

Fri Sep 26, 2008 10:01 pm

I never see how these relationships would pan out with such contrasting views on food. I stand to be corrected.

I'd give it best, depending how keen you are on the young lady in question.
 
Superfly
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RE: Vegetarian Date Etiquette

Fri Sep 26, 2008 10:40 pm



Quoting G-CIVP (Reply 47):
I never see how these relationships would pan out with such contrasting views on food.

I agree.

Unless someone was part of a very strict religion/culture that mandates vegetarianism, there is no point in dating one. They are just clinging to a cause that has no logic.
Anyone part of a strict religion/culture wouldn't date someone outside of that strict religion/culture anyway.


I remember taking a vegetarian girl out years ago to this awesome Chicago style pizza place in Berkeley named Zachary's. (just about all Bay Area members know of this place).
Wait times for a table are usually over 2 hours long. Their pizza is AWESOME!
After waiting two hours for a table, I was looking forward to having a Chicago style deep dish with my favorite toppings (sausage, pepperoni, black olives & mushrooms).
This crazy vegetarian chick insisted that half of the pizza be vegetarian. First of all, you don't order vegetarian at a Chicago style pizza place. It's insulting to the chef and you won't taste the greatness of a true Chicago style pizza.
I was already annoyed by her and on top of that, only ATE ONE SLICE!  mad 

She thought we were going to see a movie afterwards but I took her ass home instead. She was too demanding, bossy and loved to talk about herself and her meaningless causes. I was also annoyed by her lecturing about how bad it is to eat meat.
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N1120A
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RE: Vegetarian Date Etiquette

Sat Sep 27, 2008 12:09 am



Quoting Superfly (Reply 48):
First of all, you don't order vegetarian at a Chicago style pizza place.

Ask LOT767-300ER, I ordered Veggie at Giordano's.

Quoting Superfly (Reply 48):
I was already annoyed by her and on top of that, only ATE ONE SLICE!

Dude, 2 slices and I am done, and you have seen how much food I can eat.
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Superfly
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RE: Vegetarian Date Etiquette

Sat Sep 27, 2008 1:32 am



Quoting N1120A (Reply 49):
I ordered Veggie at Giordano's.

You did what?!?!  Wow!
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iairallie
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RE: Vegetarian Date Etiquette

Sat Sep 27, 2008 1:51 am



Quoting HapppyLandings (Reply 43):
What is arrogant about knowing food and wine well?

Nothing. Assuming you know more than your date or the others around you is though. Not a problem to suggest something you tried before and enjoyed or steer me clear of something you tried and did not enjoy. As a chick I'm not terribly impressed with guys who act like they are experts on everything when often they may know less than I do.
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HapppyLandings
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RE: Vegetarian Date Etiquette

Sat Sep 27, 2008 7:02 pm



Quoting IAirAllie (Reply 48):
As a chick I'm not terribly impressed with guys who act like they are experts on everything when often they may know less than I do.

LOL.... I did not want to make it come off that way.. Like being an expert....



It is just good to know a little about everything  Wink

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