I'm guilty of being a militant vegan and I really regret being like that to some awesome people . I'm a lot better these days. I still sometimes point things out to people if they say something that is off or if they seem interested. Mind you, I probably come across as a militant vegan on TC cuz I feel like whenever I post it's always about veganism haha. I used to think I could never date a meat-eater just because it's something I feel so strongly about, and thought it would be hard to share a life with someone who didn't view animal suffering in the same light. Then I met the most amazing person who eats meat and found out that there is in fact something that transcends veganhood, and while I normally connect better with vegans than other people, I've never connected with anyone like I do with him. It definitely would be easier if we were both meat-eaters or both vegan, because I can't stomach the smell or sight of meat due to growing up without it. I know some vegans in relationships with meat-eaters, but most vegans I know would only date vegans or strict vegetarians. Just like a Christian having a partner preference for another Christian.
I apologise though, on behalf of all militant vegans/veges for the suffering that we gave you. Being like that has helped me understand and be much more sympathetic towards more radical groups tho.
I would be okay if my (future) kids started eating meat, but I wouldn't be the one cooking it for them.