Diet Differences, Love on the Rocks
I’m single and believe it or not, one of my date criteria is diet. If you’re a meat and potatoes kind of girl, it’s not going work. Now, there's more to this, Kate Murphy of The New York Times proves that diet differences can muck up a relationship. Take a look:
Ben Abdalla, 42, a real estate agent in Boca Raton, Fla., said he preferred to date fellow vegetarians because meat eaters smell bad and have low energy.Okay, here’s a true story. Last spring I met a nice girl. Smart, sweet, cute, sexy—perfect! Now, I later found out she was a total basket case, but here’s another list of reasons why I had to break it off. Brace yourself:
Lisa Romano, 31, a vegan and school psychologist in Belleville, N.Y., said she recently ended a relationship with a man who enjoyed backyard grilling. He had no problem searing her vegan burgers alongside his beef patties, but she found the practice unenlightened and disturbing.
Her disapproval “would have become an issue later even if it wasn’t in the beginning,” Ms. Romano said. “I need someone who is ethically on the same page.”
While some eaters may elevate morality above hedonism, others are suspicious of anyone who does not give in to the pleasure principle.
June Deadrick, 40, a lobbyist in Houston, said she would have a hard time loving a man who did not share her fondness for multicourse meals including wild game and artisanal cheeses. “And I’m talking cheese from a cow, not that awful soy stuff,” she said.
- Drake’s Coffee Cakes
- Chicken Parmesan
- Lipton Brisk
- Sara Lee Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Sun Chips
- White Bread
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