Want to Date a Vegan? It’s Harder Than You Think. These Apps Help – The Beet

Want to Date a Vegan? It’s Harder Than You Think. These Apps Help – The Beet

In your list of all the things you want in a partner, or heck, just a date, they need to be polite, fun, attractive and able to carry their own weight (as in split the bill). But it would also be nice to find someone who is eating the same way you are: Vegan, plant-based or mostly plant-forward.

Being single and vegan gets harder by the year, as it turns out: According to a story in Plant Based News, 42 percent of meat-eaters say they wouldn’t date a vegan, based on a survey done by the British fast-food chain, Leon, which worked with BBC1 on the findings. That number has climbed up from 28 percent in 2018, at least according to a different survey done by Food Box HQ.

Vegans were not asked if they wanted to date a meat-eater, as far as we know, and by the proliferation of apps and sites and meetups (and matchmakers) dedicated to helping vegans find each other, it seems the answer is no. They’d rather date someone who will hold the bacon, not bring it home.

So Can a Vegan Date a Meat Eater?

Can a vegan be happy dating a non-vegan? Of course, but oftentimes, once settled into happy bliss, it turns out that vegans often lead the way in the relationship and their partners adapt at least a partly plant-based lifestyle under their influence. “I made my boyfriend go vegan and I feel it was an accomplishment,” said Katie M.,
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