Sharing her story anonymously, the woman said that since she started dating her new boyfriend she slowly started encouraging him to eat vegan food – and now she’s been found out
A woman has been praised for ‘tricking’ her boyfriend into eating vegan food – as although he initially loved it he now thinks it is disgusting.
Sharing her story anonymously, the woman said that she had her boyfriend was supportive of her diet choice but he was a staunch meat-eater.
She would feed him whenever he came round, but instead of giving him meat, she would make a vegan alternative, such as an Impossible burger.
Eventually, she told him so and he was furious, saying it was disgusting and she shouldn’t have tricked him – even though he had previously said they tasted great.
Taking to Reddit, she said: “When he’s come over and I’ve made lunch or dinner it’s always been vegan dishes.
“I’ve never tried to actively hide this from him, when he asked what we were having I’d say things like ‘burgers’ and I assumed that he knew it would naturally be something like impossible burgers.
“For Christmas, neither of us could afford to travel home and neither are very close to our families so we had Christmas at my apartment and I cooked dinner, vegan lasagna.
“After dinner, we were watching some cooking show and a contestant was making something with fake meat.
“He commented how he hated when dishes pretended to be meat when it was plant-based and it was deceptive and gross and he would never eat that.
“I was naturally very confused and pointed out that he’s eaten that several times.
“When he questioned me I explained that dinner had been entirely vegan with fake meat and every time he’s eaten at my place it’s been a vegan dish.
“He got really mad. He accused me of tricking him into eating something he found disgusting and ‘forcing’ my diet on him.
“I said he was stupid for being mad at this and he said it would be the same as if he had tricked me into eating meat.
“I said it wasn’t the same because I was morally opposed to eating meat but nobody was morally opposed to eating plants. We argued some more and he left and went home. He hasn’t been over since.”
After sharing her story online, the woman was inundated with praise from strangers who said she’d done nothing wrong.
One Reddit user said: “Oh good Lord. I hate this kind of thing. He ate and enjoyed the food… UNTIL he learned there was no meat in. Give me a break.”
While another added: “So… the boyfriend knew you were a vegan, ate burgers with her at your house while you were cooking and didn’t ask anything? I almost feel sorry for him for being that stupid.”
And a third said: “The bigger issue is that he didn’t pay attention to you telling him you are vegan – He is showing signs of not caring about your beliefs and that his needs should come first.”