For example, there will be no romantic chocolates on the leather sofa or surprise steak dinners involved.
Maya Gottfried, a New York-based writer who turned vegan eight years ago, has collated advice on how to navigate the dating world when you are meat, egg, dairy and leather-free into a new book “And I was healthier, cutting disease-causing animal proteins from my diet.
If the people we date give us a hard time about our veganism, that’s a very obvious sign to gently let them go.
However, I didn’t hear many examples of this scenario.” Women are the target audience of Gottfried’s book, both heterosexual and LGBTQ, as she thinks “historically women have been told to hide who they really are so that partners won’t see them as high-maintenance”.
“The idea of writing Vegan Love was not to be a guru, but to share the experiences of many people, so that readers can learn from a collective wisdom.I love that I can talk to him about animal issues and he will have the same concerns I do, sometimes offering new points of view I hadn’t considered.But there are many other things that connect us, too.” Should the vegan’s relationship be successful and the couple want to get married, Gottfried also provides a very detailed of run-down of what to think about when planning a ‘cruelty-free’ wedding in the book.Many of the omnivore partners she interviewed later began cutting meat (or “the cruelty” as she refers to it) out of their diet.However, others find it hard to date someone who holds beliefs at odds with theirs especially when food and clothing are everyday, lifestyle issues.“The veganism is a beautiful part of our relationship.I love visiting Farm Sanctuary (a non-profit for rescued animals) with him, I love that we enjoy going to vegan restaurants together, and that we work as a team when shopping for hiking boots or household items, to ensure that they are cruelty-free.“I wanted to show vegan and aspiring vegan women that there’s nothing to be afraid of but fear itself when it comes to dating.When we are confident and happy in our own lives, others are drawn to us.According to the book's publisher: "As an avid meat-eater and vege-a-sceptic, his post-accident rehabilitation meant adjusting to a new domestic food reality, one which could mean a succession of meals "Over the next few years, as the couple embarked on their journey into multi-diet domesticity, Ben’s preconceptions were challenged, his concept of food was re-imagined, and both cooking disasters and triumphs were experienced in almost equal measure."Having lived with his wife in Romania, Australia, Malaysia, and France, Ben has seen the full spectrum of attitudes towards vegetarianism: from those who simply cannot grasp the concept, to those for whom it is core to their identity and faith."This book aims to take a small step towards bridging that gulf."Cijffers claims the book is very helpful for vegans and veggies. This book is written to make the lives of vegetarians and vegans better by helping their meat eating co-habitants understand and respect their choices.