Overall, this means that 72% of US singles would to date a meat-eater and 28% would most like to date a vegetarian.
One of the more startling insights to come out of the survey was the revelation that, if forced to choose, many Americans would opt for loin steak and loneliness over lentils and love.
Indeed, 76% of US meat-eaters would dump a vegetarian who confronted them with an ultimatum along the lines of ''.'' What's more, the prospect of facing just such an ultimatum is enough to put several meat-eaters off of vegetarian dating: 20% think that the threat of attempted conversion is the number one reason not to date a vegetarian.
About her Creamy Courgetti Carbonara (find the recipe below) she says: "Pasta is the ultimate romantic dish.
I always remember the scene from Lady and the Tramp when they share the dish of pasta, gazing deeper into each other's eyes with every bite.
It's World Vegetarian Day on the 1st of October (and, in fact, the vegetarian festivities usually continue throughout the whole month).
With that in mind, Elite Singles asked 11,000 singles what they really think about vegetarianism, meat-eating, and the quest for romance.
Funnily enough, despite all the talk of conversions and acceptance, it’s not a moral quandary that worries most singles, but a question that has plagued humanity since the dawn of time: ?
Indeed, for 57% of vegetarians, the single hardest thing about dating a meat-eater is cooking and planning daily meals together.
'' As she explains ''sitting opposite one another at a dinner table and staring into each other’s eyes without distractions is certainly a big step in any relationship.
If couples can successfully pass this delicate yet fundamental test, their relationship has a greater chance of going the distance.'' In addition, with 81% of those in the study refering to themselves as 'foodies', it's clear that, for many, ''culinary preferences are vital...and, as a result, some individuals are afraid of dating someone who doesn’t share the same eating habits as them.'' In other words, eating together can be a bonding experience so loaded with meaning that it is little wonder that singles want to ease a little bit of the pressure by agreeing on the menu!
This is because no two people are exactly the same and it is a delicate balance between likes and dislikes that makes two people suitable for dating one another.