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meat + dating.....EH!!!

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/09/fashion/09STEAK.html?_r=1&8dpc&oref=slogin

my roommate found this and was like, look! your favorite topic!!

here is a sample:

Red meat sent a message that she was “unpretentious and down to earth and unneurotic,” she said, “that I’m not obsessed with my weight even though I’m thin, and I don’t have any food issues.” She added, “In terms of the burgers, it said I’m a cheap date, low maintenance.”

i think it is funny how "eating meat" on a date shows "good things" about a woman's character. funny how compassion isn't something people look for.  :'(

Being from MT, this was definitely true. If you ordered a steak instead of a salad (or the chicken entree) at a restaurant, then you weren't 'prissy' or whatnot. You were a "good eater". However, this was only true if you were thin. If you were a larger girl and ordered a steak or a burger instead of a salad, chicken, or fish, then people would consider you a slob and "unfeminine".

*sigh*  :-\

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I guess men would rather realate to someone who eats beef then someone who has a conciouss (SP?)(terrible speller I am...) Or maybe she is suposed to seem "low maintanice" because she's willing to have a dinner date of burgers....

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She was seeking, she added, “a smart, funny, kind man who owns a suit (but isn’t one) ... and loves red wine and a big steak.”

Interesting statement.  Lets alter it a bit...

She was seeking, she added, "a thoughtfully ignorant, funny, kind to humans only man who owns a (hopefully expensive) suit (but isn't one) ... and loves red wine and factory farm steaks... raw."

Cripes, I'm such a cynic sometimes...

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vegetarians are finicky, huh? really...

better than eating a slab of flesh, anytime.

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I saw this on feministing.com.  The whole thing is ridiculous.

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whatever, I say on a first date you should always act the way you normally would or else you are giving the wrong impression, putting up a front. Obviosly none of us would want to have a second date with someone who didn't like the fact that we were veggie anyway.

I like how the one vegitarian they interviewed said she has thought of ordering shots to show she isn't prissy- that's totally me! haha "I'll have the veggie burger, no cheese, with a side salad and a round of red headed sluts!!!"

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I like how the one vegitarian they interviewed said she has thought of ordering shots to show she isn't prissy- that's totally me! haha "I'll have the veggie burger, no cheese, with a side salad and a round of red headed sluts!!!"

You know my order by heart!

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w202/Capture79/silly/WB05CRUISE242.jpg

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Anyone who thinks I am being pissy because I don't eat cow is not someone who I would consider smart enough to be my friend, let alone date.

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Anyone who thinks I am being pissy because I don't eat cow is not someone who I would consider smart enough to be my friend, let alone date.

AMEN!!! (and i'm not even a church folk!)

i am not so sure why "vegetarians" are picky eaters. i think we tend to eat more kinds of food (variety, etc) and are more willing to try new things compared to omnis (how is it not picky to want to eat burgers or steak everytime you go out?)

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Vegetarians just care about what they eat - and not eating meat isn't prissy.  I know several omnis that can count the items they will eat on one hand...

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Vegetarians just care about what they eat - and not eating meat isn't prissy.  I know several omnis that can count the items they will eat on one hand...

That's so true! I think veggies get labeled as "picky" sometimes because we are limited by the places we can eat--but not what we'll order once we're in a decent restaurant!

I have become so much more adventurous in my food choices since going vegan. I eat so many more fruits & veggies--as well as different kinds! Most of my meat-eating friends do stick to the same several things... :o I'd never really thought of that before!

P.S. What an idiotic article. Ugh.

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maybe we are "picky" because we get to "picky" the one veg*nISH item on the menu and then request that they skip the butter/cheese or whatever.  ;D (well, not funny but a nice uh uh..)

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"That's so true! I think veggies get labeled as "picky" sometimes because we are limited by the places we can eat--but not what we'll order once we're in a decent restaurant!"

You took the words right out of my mouth! That's so true! How many times have you seen in restaurants vegetarian dishes? Not many. Even salads are hard to come by, as most of them are now served with chicken or fish. I remember one time I was out on a date and ordered the chicken primivera, without the chicken. The waitress was like "WithOUT the chicken??? Are you sure?".... No, no I'm not sure. I'm just playin' with you to see if you'll get my order right.. lol! Seriously though, I'm not a picky eater at all! It's just that I'm limited to what I'll eat in restaurants. At home though, I'll eat anything, as long as it's vegan.

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Ahh that article is ridiculous and so true...the part where women actually think about what someone else is thinking!!  I know its hard not to consider what the other person is going to think when you are ordering...but WHO CARES.  Ladies order what you want and if the dude thinks you are "picky" because yes maybe you want the dressing on the side or uhh yeah can I have that with veggie cheese or no cheese at all, then forget the guy.  People are way too concerned about what others will think, but in the end its all about you, you're putting it into your body...Geez, and the whole eating meat to impress a dude, or send out a "certain" message, ridiculous!  What's next killing your own cow so the guy can think you are manly and can take care of your own?  Mehhhhhh :(

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Whatever... 
"I am woman hear me chew... MY VEGGIES and to show you I'm not "prissy" I'll clock you in the head if you say anything about it @$$hole." That'd be my quote for the interview.

Why do women think they have to sell themselves?? There ARE men out there who like you AS YOU ARE. Veg*n! And *gasp* men who are veg*n too! The part that made me so crazy about the article was that she used to be vegetarian...

"Ms. Wilkie was a vegetarian in her teens, and even wore a “Meat Is Murder” T-shirt. But by her 30s, she had started eating cow. By the time she placed the personal ad, she had come to realize that ordering steak on a first date had the potential to sate appetites not only of the stomach but of the heart. "

UH... oh really?? So meat= relationship? Um... What is it that Dr. Phil says, "And how's that working for ya?"  Cuz I see that she's eating cow now and still single in her 30s (not that there's anything wrong with that, but it's her goal to be involved with someone) So.... Very effective.  ::)

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In fact, red meat on a date has become such an effective statement of self-acceptance that even a vegetarian like Sloane Crosley, a publicist at Random House, sometimes longs to order a burger.

“Being a vegetarian puts you at a disadvantage,” Ms. Crosley said. “You’re in the most basic category of finicky. Even women who order chicken, it isn’t enough.” She said she has thought of ordering shots of Jägermeister, famous for its frat boy associations, to prove that she is “a guy’s girl.”

Why do you need to prove anything to "get" a man.  If you feel that way...you obviously are insecure and it has nothing to do with food.  I am proud that I eat healthy and any intelligent decent guy would be too...unless their insecure and judgemental and why would I want a guy like that anyway.

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Whatever... 
"I am woman hear me chew... MY VEGGIES and to show you I'm not "prissy" I'll clock you in the head if you say anything about it not a very nice person." That'd be my quote for the interview.

Haha!  I second that Ms. Hughes  :) Smack, the only prissy I see here is you! (said to the dude that can't handle the veggies)

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Oh, f**k it.  Let's just have a veg*n orgy.  Far simpler.

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Tkitty, I like your styleeeeee ;)

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Whatever... 
"I am woman hear me chew... MY VEGGIES and to show you I'm not "prissy" I'll clock you in the head if you say anything about it not a very nice person." That'd be my quote for the interview.

Haha!  I second that Ms. Hughes  :) Smack, the only prissy I see here is you! (said to the dude that can't handle the veggies)

I hate when it censors you @$$hole got censored to "not a very nice person"
so i changed it back!  8)

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