A woman took to Reddit to ask users for their opinion after she and her boyfriend had their first proper argument about “fake meat” as he had no idea he’d been eating it when she cooked for him
A woman has been accused of “tricking” her boyfriend into eating vegan meals.
The woman and her boyfriend have been dating for three and a half months, and it was on their first date that she told him that she was vegan.
In her Reddit post, she explained that whenever he went to her place, he’d eaten completely-vegan meals – but it turns out he had no idea.
After eating a vegan lasagne she’d prepared for dinner, the couple sat down to watch a cooking show where a contestant had used “fake meat.”
Appalled, her boyfriend “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.”
Confused, she brought up how he’d eaten vegan meat a number of times, which enraged him.
“He got really mad,” she explained. “He accused me of tricking him into eating something he found disgusting and ‘forcing’ my diet on him.”
After the argument, her boyfriend left and hasn’t been over since.
She continued: “Yesterday I texted him trying to smooth things over and hoping he’s cooled down.
“He wrote a few paragraphs about how betrayed he felt. He said that he hoped I understood how disappointed he felt that I would tamper with his food like that and that something like this was a serious betrayal of his trust.
“He said I should have disclosed that none of the food I ever made contained meat. He finished it by saying he would come over for New Year only if I apologised for lying to him.”
The woman said she told her boyfriend that this isn’t something that she should have to apologise for and that he was being “stupid and childish.”
Reddit users were quick to put the man in his place and many said his reaction was a “red flag.”
One person 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. Time for a new boyfriend who shows just a bit more maturity than a 10-year-old.”
Another wrote: “I think he probably wasn’t really listening to you when you told him you were vegan.”
A third added: “He’s probably pi**ed because he liked what she served, too.”
But someone else said: “My wife is vegetarian and I am not. She makes me chicken and steak sometimes. So it’s not completely outside the realm of believability that a vegan would make a meat dish for someone they know is a meat-eater.
“That being said, I would absolutely assume that if I am going to a vegan or vegetarian’s house for a meal unless it was specifically stated that they would be making a real-meat dish for me, that everything was plant-based.”