Vegan Dating is a Thing: Advice From a Virtual Veggie Matchmaker – The Beet
Online dating has become the safest way to date during the age of COVID-19. As vegans, it can be challenging to find romantic partners who live a similar lifestyle or at least support our choice. We chatted with vegan matchmaker and coach Karine Charbonneau, the Vegan cupid founder of Find Veg Love, about how to find love in a time of virtual dating.
The first seeds of Find Veg Love were planted in 2011 when Charbonneau began organizing veg speed dating events in the SF Bay Area. “My girlfriends were telling me they couldn’t find any vegan or vegetarian men. I knew they were out there, so I decided I would prove them wrong,” she says. At the very first event, a couple met and later married and had a baby.
This vegan cupid has helped facilitate over 20,000 connections online and counting. She works exclusively with vegetarian and vegan singles who are looking to form a deep partnership with someone who shares your vegan or vegetarian outlook. To tap into this group you can join her free veg matchmaking database. Charbonneau uses this database to find potential matches—and if you’re shy, it’s not a public dating profile.
Here, Charbonneau shares all her best virtual dating tips.
Q: Where can vegans who desire romantic relationships with other vegans meet?
K.C.: Finding vegan singles may be like finding a needle in a haystack, but it’s not impossible. There are many Facebook groups for vegans and a few