Yes, There's A Dating Site Just For Vegetarians & Vegans (Because Of Course There Is)

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There's A Dating Site For Vegetarians

Here's the scoop (meat-free, of course)!

I'm totally in love with my husband, but there's one thing that always seems to be an issue in our relationship, especially when we first started dating: Food.

See, I'm a vegetarian. I won't eat red meat, fish, or chicken. My husband, on the other hand, will eat it all. So food prep is usually a bit difficult. 

Our daily conversations about meal time tend to sound like this:

Me: "What do you want for dinner?"

Husband: "Whatever you want. We eat different things anyway, so what's the point in coordinating?"


Whenever we go out to eat, I wind up with a grilled cheese sandwich (not that I'm complaining!) and he always gets chicken or steak.

So when I found out that there's a dating site — VeggieDate — specifically geared toward vegetarians and vegans like myself, I found myself feeling super jealous.

Again, I love my boo, but I can't imagine how much fun it would have been to date another non-meat eater!

According to their website:

"VeggieDate is considered by many to be the premier vegetarian dating site in the world. Our members include vegans, Lacto-vegetarians, Ovo-vegetarians, pescatarians (fish and vegetable eaters), semi-vegetarian, those who are becoming vegetarian and macrobiotic eaters. Many raw vegans, raw vegetarians, and raw foodists are among our vegan single members and our vegetarian single members."

Vegetarians and vegans get a bad rap.

People are always saying that you'll always know if someone is a vegetarian because they won't shut up about it.

The truth is, I actually find it slightly embarrassing going to a huge family dinner and eating just the Italian bread with a side of corn as people stare at you as if you've just grown an actual eggplant from your head.

According to a 2015 Gallup poll, 5 percent of adults in the U.S. consider themselves to be vegetarians and 2 percent consider themselves to be vegan. 

And here's an especially interesting finding:

"The biggest distinction [between people who identify as vegetarians and those who do not] seems to come in terms of marital status. Unmarried adults are more than twice as likely as married adults to be vegetarians."

So, the idea of a niche dating site for unmarried vegetarians makes perfect sense!

Not ready for a relationship? That's OK! They have options for people who are looking to build friendships, too.

As they say on the site:

"VeggieDate is also a great place to meet like-minded friends and activity partners including people who enjoy a healthy lifestyle, eating vegetarian food, vegan food, organic food, GMO-free food, organic raw food, and GMO-free raw food."

It's always best to start off a relationship with something in common, right?

But please — always practice safe online dating; I don't want to have to worry that someone is forcing broccoli down your throat!