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I'm not sure if you're like me but when I first found Vegfriend I was really excited. Being a vegetarian in the mid-west is pretty uncommon, I'm almost always the odd one out. When I heard about this site I thought it would be awesome to finally to connect with people who also didn't eat meat, but also vegans because I'm pretty interested in the vegan lifestyle. I've always heard that vegans are stuck-up and very critical of those who don't choose to live a vegan lifestyle. I figured this was a misconception and by joining this site I could prove how open and welcoming the vegan community is... I was wrong. For the most part the vegans that I have met on Vegfriend are exactly like the vegans I heard about growing up. There's a constant feel like you aren't as great as they are, and that being a vegetarian is basically worthless unless you go the extra step to become a vegan. Now I assume that not all vegans are like this, because that's really crappy. I can only speak for myself and not on behalf of all vegetarians but I am friends with all types of people. I have dated people who eat meat and I can go to a steak house with friends, yet I never feel a need to force my views on others.I don't understand why the vegans I have met are so judgmental and feel superior to me just because they don't eat animal products like eggs and dairy. Honestly after interacting with so many different vegans on Vegfriend I am starting to reconsider the vegan lifestyle. I have had countless people belittle me because I still eat cheese on this site as if being a vegetarian is not a step in the right direction. We should be applauding those who are taking steps in the right direction, instead of bashing them for not crossing the finish line.