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A new study reveals the startling thing we really won't do for love

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How far would you go for love?

A new study has revealed just how much Brits will compromise for their romantic partners - and the one thing we're most resistant to is - arguably - pretty shocking.

We're not talking about small sacrifices most people make for relationship harmony, such as watching that dire TV show about robots, putting up with a 40-minute snooze button, or letting them hang loo roll in the murdery way instead of the proper way (which is sheet front, in case you're wondering). We're talking about the biggies. Absolute deal-breakers. 

That deal-breaker, it seems, is meat.

YouGov has studied 1,652 people and found that people are more willing to emigrate for a partner than they are to go veggie.

Yes, 62% of meat eaters would rather move house, quit smoking, give up drinking and even leave their job, than quit steaks for their relationship.

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The study also revealed that only 5% of those questioned would be willing to convert their religion for their partner, and in a victory for the power of friendships, a meagre 14% of people said they would ditch a friend for their lover.

Happily, only 23% of people said they would change the way they look for their other half, with 33% of men willing to change their appearance against just 13% of women.

If you’re dating someone you consider to be a bit of a 'fixer-upper' you might want to revisit your decision, as large majorities of people are resistant to making lifestyle changes for the sake of their partner.

-YouGov

What people will do for love:

  • Move house (within the UK) - 73%
  • Quit smoking - 66%
  • Emigrate - 49%
  • Give up booze - 45%

What people won't do for love:

  • Give up a job - 50% 
  • Go vegetarian - 62%
  • Ditch a friend - 71%
  • Convert religion - 85%

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Images: iStock, Rex Features

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