christian girl: I would prefer to date people who are also christian because religion is important to me, and I would like us to share this ideal belief.

    everyone: well, that makes a lot of sense! good for you!

    me: I would prefer to date people who are also vegan because animal welfare is important to me, and I would like us to share this ideal belief.

    everyone: OMG ISN'T THAT A LITTLE RIDICULOUS YOU SHOULDN'T BE SO PICKY YOU'LL NEVER FIND ANYONE WITH THAT ATTITUDE HOW DO YOU GET PROTEIN DO YOU EAT GRASS