I hope you make the choice to go veg. It's really not that hard, especially if you keep dairy and eggs (I'm a vegan but I was lacto-ovo for several months first). Like all major lifestyle changes, it should be done gradually. Most recipes are very easy to vegetarianize, there are SO many meat subsitutes out there (my favs are Tofurky Italian Sausage and Hickory-Smoked Deli Slices), but you can also cook with your BF and just make yourself a "main" dish. That's what we do at my house, and it works.