Well, I got dumped for being vegan again. Well, at least this time I got dumped specifically for being vegan. In the past it was more of the unspoken “I don’t get this part of you, but I am a jerk if I say I am dumping you because of that, so I will make up another reason.” But, yeah. Tonight it was because I am vegan, he doesn’t get that and says he never will.
So, now the question is, what happened? Where do I go from here (besides back to that glass of wine and out to dinner with my girlfriends on Saturday night)? Is it worth it to date another non-vegan? The question now is whether or not I will be able to trust dating another non-vegan again, since this is apparently the most divisive issue about my personality (according to those I have dated), even though I am not a super annoying vegan, and I don’t push my agenda on people.
I should have gone to that dating panel at Vida Vegan Con, in hindsight. Oh well.
All is not lost, however. As my wise friend said to me tonight, remember what Colleen Patrick Goudreau said when asked if she would still be with her husband if he wasn’t vegan, that it wasn’t about whether he was vegan or not, that she wouldn’t be with him if he wasn’t a compassionate and open minded person. So, I guess I am looking for that. Compassion, whether he is vegan or not.
What are your thoughts on vegan/omni relationships? Can it work or will there always be some sort of tension?