When I was 22 I signed up for a vegetarian dating site, went on one date, and then said never again. It was, in short, a disaster. For vegans, finding a perfect mate usually means finding someone who fits into the many categories we require, and on top of all of that, is also vegan. (Even if it’s just so we don’t have to kiss someone who just ate a burger.) But finding that perfect mate is not always easy.
To help us all out Alicia Silverstone is giving her best vegan dating advice. And it might not be what you think. Her thoughts? Don’t limit your dating pool. Don’t think of the omnivore status as a negative. After all, 99% of us vegans were omnivores until we weren’t.
She says, “I’d like to think that I would be able to just be looking for a really amazing person and then trust that that amazing person once given all the wonderful information we have to offer on health and the planet and animals, that that person would be so compassionate and so intelligent and so brilliant that they would want to jump on board as much as they possibly could.”
What doesn’t she think is a good method for finding a mate? Showing up on your first date and screaming about your veganism and how they should be vegan too. We agree that such a display would send most potential mates running for the nearest steak house.
Check out what Alicia has to say on vegan dating. We all have our own stories. Some of them successes, and others horrible messes. Just remember, every vegan you know was inspired to make the change by someone. Who do you inspire?
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