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^^^ complete article ^^^<br><br><br><br>
April 1, 2007<br><br>
By HEATHER J. CIRAS Columbia News Service<br><br><br><br>
It's not easy being green. Just ask Eric Brent. A strict vegetarian, Brent, 40, founder of the vegetarian Web site happycow.net, said he "did a lot of online dating" trying to find the perfect mate. And for him, that perfect mate had to be a vegetarian.<br><br>
"I feel like I reached a point where the idea of finding a perfect soul mate might happen to someone with good luck," he said. "Finding someone with a common base was what I was looking for."<br><br>
Then he found Diana Hsieh (now Brent). Not only was she a vegetarian, but she loved to travel and was an animal rights advocate. Within a year, they were married.
 

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ecosexuals? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/inquisitive.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":stinkeye:"><br><br><br><br>
Doesn't that article make out like relationships and marriages between veg*ans and omnis are doomed to failure? There are plenty of people here on VB willing to refute that. If I found somebody who was supportive of my diet even though he wasn't interested at all in adopting it, I'd be fine with that, as long as we had a lot of other interests in common. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thinking.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":think:">
 

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Ecosexual? Sounds like someone who has sex with trees. Yeesh, and I thought being called a "treehugger" was bad.
 

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I thought the SM stood for sadomasochist.
 

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Love the part about the nurse who wanted to be vegetarian, but eats some meat for health reasons. Welcome to STOS (Stupid Things Omnivores Say), Nurse Eades.<br><br><br><br>
Personally, I've always found dating to be tough, because I'm just not the type of guy who can walk up to any random woman and start a conversation. Being vegetarian has actually made it a little easier, because it's actually a good conversation starter when I do meet people.<br><br><br><br>
--Fromper<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/juggle.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":juggle:">
 

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I thought that this was an interesting article. I equate mixed vegetarian relationships with mixed religion relationships. They are possible, but it presents a single large hurdle to get past, and these are the types of things that tend to stop relationships before they even start. I know many people here have worked out the problems, but there also lots of examples of this being a major issue of tension in a relationship.<br><br><br><br>
I also wonder sometimes how things look from the omni perspective. Do they consciously or unconsciously filter out vegetarians, because they don't match their own philosophies and way of life?
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>jeff_veg</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I thought that this was an interesting article. I equate mixed vegetarian relationships with mixed religion relationships. They are possible, but it presents a single large hurdle to get past, and these are the types of things that tend to stop relationships before they even start. I know many people here have worked out the problems, but there also lots of examples of this being a major issue of tension in a relationship.<br><br><br><br>
I also wonder sometimes how things look from the omni perspective. Do they consciously or unconsciously filter out vegetarians, because they don't match their own philosophies and way of life?</div>
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Honestly, I consider mixed religion relationships to be less of a problem. Maybe it's just because I live in an area with a lot of Jewish people (including myself and my family), but I know a LOT Jewish/Christian mixed couples. Heck, my father and sister both married Christians. It's just never really seemed like a big deal to me. I've dated several Christians. I guess very religious people might consider it a big deal, but my family is so non-religious that we don't care.<br><br><br><br>
--Fromper<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/juggle.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":juggle:">
 

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I thought that this was going to be about sadomasochism <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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How could you think something like that? Geez. Get your mind out of the gutter.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Sevenseas</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
How could you think something like that? Geez. Get your mind out of the gutter.</div>
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I thought the same, btw.
 
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