I’m not suggesting that anyone dating a non-vegan starts planning their breakup, but that vegans on the market should seek other vegans for their own well-being.
found that 30% of meat eaters wouldn’t date a vegetarian or vegan.
For others, veganism is a principled code, a way of life, a religion of sorts that affects food, fashion, entertainment, and other decisions.
I say this affectionately, because it’s the latter for me.
Other times, it’s their little “about me” blurb that confirms their employability, pets, and/or penchant for axe throwing.
But one often overlooked factor that is a total make or break for me is if a person is a vegan.
In one way, it’s something I think about all the time.
In another, it’s a reality that exists but does not hinder, like a log fallen across a trail — noticeable, but easily stepped over.
Here’s my vegan dating guide from personal experiences and some advice on how to make it work.While we don’t have all the answers (who does, when it comes to dating?), we’ve compiled some excellent resources, sites, and advice that will leave you feeling clearer on what you want, more educated on where best to find your match, and more confident in how you present your values and reconcile those when in a relationship. If you’ve ever found yourself drawn to the relationship section of a bookstore, coffee in-hand, immersed in the Patti Stanger book about how to make yourself desirable to a potential mate or that guide on becoming a more efficient dater (no personal experience on this one or anything…), you probably already know that the first key to finding right match is getting clear on what you absolutely DON’T want and completely DO need.Once you’ve determined where you are along this spectrum, determine your boundaries. How often has life surprised us with sterling, blow-our-minds-caliber people who fast become important to us but would never have met our initial criteria for friends or partners?Again, no one can determine these parameters for you, but getting crystal clear on what you can and cannot tolerate is the first step in being honest about what kind of relationship you want and knowing how to find it. Many people require that their ideal partner share their faith, political leanings, and other commonalities, and veganism is no less important or valid. Life’s fun that way, and love kinda works like that, too.