Sleeping with a meat-eater isn’t wrong by any means (obviously) but to us vegans it can sometimes feel like we’re doing the same as those women who marry serial-killers in prison. Sure it may be fun to cling to a bad boy (or bad girl) but in the long run we’re better off not sleeping with the enemy like I wrote about a few weeks ago.
All jokes aside, being with someone who doesn’t share our ethical beliefs can be hard. There comes a time where we have to make a decision.
Stay or go?
If you’ve been wondering how it would be to have your vegan cake and have them eat it too 😉 , here are a few of my favorite things about having a vegan partner.
1- Your fridge will never contain dead animals
This one is pretty self-explanatory.
The truth is everything related to food is better when you eat the same. You don’t have to compromise on restaurants and argue on how to split the bill for groceries.
They understand your excitement when Gardein products are on sale and they never laugh at you when you’re genuinely sad that you’ve run out of nutritional yeast in the pantry.
2- You can rant all you want about the rampant carnism of society
Remember all the times you had to hold back from saying something about the sad state of the world after watching another bacon commercial on TV because your carnivore partner could be offended?
You won’t have to anymore.
Trust me, it feels amazing to be able to share all the feelings you have without having to constantly filter them between non-vegan appropriate/inappropriate.
3- They smell and taste better (yes the hype is founded)
You can actually use the bathroom after them without wanting to die.
There’s also the obvious upside of tolerable morning breath.
It may sound silly but it’s nice to not have to worry about kissing someone with cheeseburger breath.
4-You can send them 20 pictures of your cat because he/she’s cute and they won’t get annoyed
Because chances are they will do the same.
It’s also nice to know that when they say they love animals they really mean it.
You don’t have to explain why you won’t go to the zoo on a date. Bonus: both of you are as excited to go to an animal sanctuary instead.
5- They get the big picture and the little things
Not only do they really get your lifestyle but they are aware of all the little things that makes being vegan sometimes difficult.
They can comfort you when you’ve seen far too many burger restaurant billboards on your way home from work or when the restaurant mixes up your order and your nachos come out covered in extra cheese.
The bottom line is you don’t have to be alone in your little world.
Do you have a vegan partner?
What are your favorite things about sharing your beliefs?
If not, what are your tips and tricks to make it work?
I’d love to know your thoughts on the topic!