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WHEN THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE GO TOO FAR.

Byline: Tananarive Due Knight-Ridder Tribune News Wire

He was a vegetarian, and I had a huge crush on him. So, like any normal person would do, I stopped eating red meat. Just gave it up.

I was in grad school, and when my friends wondered why I'd made the sudden lifestyle change, I explained it was for HEALTH REASONS. Yeah, right. Try HEART reasons.

Together, my beau and I would eat the vegetable stew I'd fix. But, come midnight, I'd be having Big Mac cravings. I hung out with Veggie-Man for only a month, but I didn't eat red meat for TWO YEARS.

OK, maybe that's kind of nuts. But at least I'm not alone. I know a woman who took up sky-diving because of a man she liked. Is there ANYTHING we won't do for love?

We all like to share interests with the person we're dating. We might listen to music or see movies we're not crazy about to make a partner happy. Love's all about compromises, right?

Then, there are the EXTREMES.

If you reminisce about the most insane, bizarre or twisted moments of your life - the times your friends thought you'd gone psycho, and you suspected they were right - you'll discover you can probably attribute them all to a matter of the heart.

Six years ago, Rey, a 26-year-old bartender ran into a friend and noticed the man's hand was heavily bandaged.

"I thought he had an accident at work, or he got shot or something," Rey says. Nope. Rey's friend told him he'd cut off his thumb - to prove his love to his girlfriend.

"He was, like, proud. 'I told my girl I'd do it, and I did it,' he said.
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Title Annotation:L.A. LIFE
Publication:Daily News (Los Angeles, CA)
Date:Mar 10, 1996
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