Love is in the air, and according to the New York Times, it’s also served up at the dinner table. But when it comes to dueling food preferences — he loves meat, she doesn’t — sometimes dinner leaves couples, well, hungry for more.

No-holds-barred carnivores, for example, may share the view of Anthony Bourdain, who wrote in his book Kitchen Confidential that "vegetarians, and their Hezbollah-like splinter faction, the vegans … are the enemy of everything good and decent in the human spirit."

Returning the compliment, many vegetarians say they cannot date anyone who eats meat. Vegans, who avoid eating not just animals but animal-derived products, take it further, shivering at the thought of kissing someone who has even sipped honey-sweetened tea.

I believe the word the author is searching for there is "vegansexual."

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But veganism doesn’t have to be a relationship deal breaker, says vegan Dynise Balcavage, who has been happily married to an omnivore for seven years and uses a fun, new vegan-prefixed word: "I’m not a vegangelical," she said. "He’s an adult and I respect his choices just as he respects mine."

veg-an-gel-i-cal: noun, a "holier-than-thou" vegan

Interesting. I wonder if it has anything to do with the missionary position?

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