I had no idea that nearly a year ago, I would give up my love for meat and my much-needed supply of protein. Can you imagine waking up every morning and not smelling the succulent aroma of bacon? Neither could I, but low and behold, I did.
Of course, you're probably reading this thinking I'm crazy, but I assure you, I am not.
Becoming a vegetarian has been one of the most conscious, rewarding decisions I have made. I wouldn't trade it for the world; although, I've considered trading in my V-card for a slice of bacon a time or two.
Just like food, every now and then, when it comes to dating, we can all be a bit picky. For example, women just want a meal that will keep us full over a period of time.
Men, on the other hand, want the meal that will not only keep them full, but it must also be cooked to perfection.
In relationship terms, let's just say men tend to have a lengthy list of requirements and expectations when dealing with the opposite sex.
Unfortunately, fellas, you can't expect every woman to have a face like Beyoncé and a body like Kim K -- especially if you don't have the credentials of Jay Z or a keen eye for style like Kanye.
Society has categorized vegetarians as picky, peculiar, non-carnivorous individuals, but we only happen to fall under one of those descriptions. We are non-carnivorous individuals, better known as herbivores. What we aren't is picky and peculiar.
As a matter of fact, we are the total opposite. Although both male and females make up the vegetarian population, the majority happens to be females.
If you've never been in the company of a vegetarian, you've clearly been missing out. Not only are we great cooks, but you can actually learn a thing or two from us. Don't confuse my confident attitude with bragging, but we vegetarian women are amazing.
Whether you're looking for love or simply looking for a lady friend to spend your meatless Mondays with, here are 10 reasons why every man should date a vegetarian.
We Go To The Grocery Store Regularly
If you've ever dated that one woman who seldom restocks her fridge, then you probably know the struggle firsthand. When it comes vegetarian women, we go to the grocery store about as much as we shower, if not more.
You will never have to worry about our fridge or your belly being empty.
More Than Likely, We Won't Ask You To Share Your Food
I'm pretty sure you've all had that one girlfriend who constantly nags you to share your food, despite the fact that you asked her multiple times if she wanted a slice of pizza and she said no.
She still found a way to take the largest bite out of your slice, making sure she marked her territory by leaving the imprints of her teeth. You'll rarely have to deal with a vegetarian asking for some of your food.
Nine times out of 10, we either can't eat what you eat or we just don't want to eat what you eat.
Pizza and Chipotle Are Always A Good Idea
You can never go wrong when it comes to pizza or Chipotle. It's super convenient, and it's pretty much the only fast food that vegetarians can eat and not feel guilty.
Extra cheese on our pizza and extra guacamole in our veggie bowl makes up for that king size meal you subconsciously scarfed down from McDonald's.
Our Healthy Ways Might Just Rub Off On You
The great thing about having a vegetarian girlfriend is that seeing her sip on kale and banana smoothies all day might just make you want to make some positive changes in your life.
Put down that bag of Lay's and pick up some celery instead. You'll thank her in the long run -- that is, if you can keep up.
We Aren't Picky When Ordering Out
No need to worry about telling the waitress you need a couple more minutes to look over the menu. Vegetarian women are far from picky. Any form of meat is automatically canceled out, so that leaves only a few more selections for us to choose from.
We waste no time, and we know exactly what we want.
We Are A Cheap Date
Although the steakhouse sounds better, we don't mind wining and dining somewhere simple. If the food is good, then we are good.
Don't stress yourself out calling your bank to make sure you have sufficient funds. If anything, soup and salad is always easy, filling and delicious.
The Truth Will Set You Free
There's no reason to second guess when it comes to vegetarians. We speak the honest truth, and we have absolutely no problem telling you the good, the bad and the ugly.
You'll Never Have To Worry About Being Cold
Winter is coming, and if your blanket isn't keeping you warm enough, your vegetarian lover surely will. Studies show that vegetarians tend to have a faster metabolism, resulting in a warm body temperature.
Skip lighting the fireplace and get cozy next to your lady; she'll be sure to light your fire.
We Won't Judge You
As much as we may want you to come join us over on the green side of the world, we will never force you to change your beliefs or eating habits.
For the most part, vegetarians happen to be very compassionate and warm. You don't judge us, we won't judge you.
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