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Besides the obvious difference of cooking and meals out, how else do you find veg*ns to be in relationships compared to omnis?

I've only ever dated omnis (and a lot of cruel ones at that) and recently become vegan myself. As it's certainly a different mentality in other aspects of my life, there's some wishful thinking here that they would make nicer boyfriends too.
 

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I ended up dating a romantic lovely vegan, and he was convicted of kiddie porn in february


People can be freaks/cruel vegan or not, and it doesn't necessarily make them better at communicating at ALL.
 

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Yeah, my last bf's mother was a lacto-ovo, she was still a headcase though!

Sorry to hear about that guy. Hopefully, they're in the minority, and at the very least the typical southern man who loves the Tea Party and looking at his woman as an object is less likely to be in that demographic.
 

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No. This is in the same category as "are veg*ns more intelligent than omnis", "do wild animals approach veg*ns more than omnis" etc. -- i.e. we would like to believe so, but doing so would just be patting ourselves on the back and nothing more.
 

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No. This is in the same category as "are veg*ns more intelligent than omnis", "do wild animals approach veg*ns more than omnis" etc. -- i.e. we would like to believe so, but doing so would just be patting ourselves on the back and nothing more.
 

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No. This is in the same category as "are veg*ns more intelligent than omnis", "do wild animals approach veg*ns more than omnis" etc. -- i.e. we would like to believe so, but doing so would just be patting ourselves on the back and nothing more.
Fair enough, I haven't met too many yet but I was wondering if it would be a different tendancy to act a certain way, or at the very least make him more likely to love my cats instead of thinking I'm crazy for having them!
 

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My guess is that someone who's veg*n for ethical reasons is more likely than average to appreciate your concern for your companion animals' interests. And maybe there is a bigger portion of cat people among veg*n men (at least among vegan men) compared to the general population, although that's just anecdotal. But there are also many ethical veg*ns who see their lifestyle as just a political issue of justice and respect and are not "animal lovers" in the traditional sense. So yeah, you'll need to find out
 

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I think there's a difference too between being a good "lover" (which has largely sexual connotations to me) and how vegans are "in relationships". Sexual chemistry has little to do with veganism, imo, but I can see where relationship skills might be different between vegans and omnivores. I guess I'm not sure I'd say they make better partners, just better partners for *me*.
 

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I have met one vegan man in my life, who would have been my type exactly if only he was a few years younger. Though the ones I've seen on internet dating sites seem to be way more likely to be on my wavelength.

Re: sexual chemistry, it's been very hit and miss with omnis, so I can only assume the same would go for veg*ns. Though at least they probably don't taste like meat....
 

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My ex boyfriend was a vegan and he was MEAN. Very verbally abusive and cruel in a non physical kind of way (allthough he did threaten with physical violence)
So in my experience people sure don't have to be nice in other aspects of their life just because they're vegans
 

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I've dated some Grade-A vegan @ssholes. And I've dated some kind, gentle, thoughtful omnis. I'm in the process of converting one right now
 

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Yeah, I certainly wouldn't rule out an omni who is at the same point I was 2 years ago, that is, very interested in veg*nism but unsure as to their body's ability to adjust. Besides, most vegans started out as omnis. I'll stop holding my breath for vegans to be more of the compassionate type though....
 

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No. This is in the same category as "are veg*ns more intelligent than omnis", "do wild animals approach veg*ns more than omnis" etc. -- i.e. we would like to believe so, but doing so would just be patting ourselves on the back and nothing more.
Yup. Wanting to feel better about yourself is a natural human tendency, but your diet/lifestyle/ethics don't give you magic powers unfortunately.
 
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