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We have come a long way since the debut of the online dating world more than twenty years ago. And as more specified services emerge from LGBTQ + to Christian, Jewish, polyamorous and even sugar daddies – the vegan dating movement is expanding faster than ever.
As veganism continues to grow, can vegan meeting organizations take over the industry for good?
Vegan dating apps
Currently, there are a host of dating services focused on singles who follow meat-free diets. Online, people can create profiles and clear the lands of Green Singles, Veggie Date and Veggie Connection to meet like-minded individuals. In the realm of dating apps, there are Grazer, Veggly and Veg.
Each has a common goal of connecting vegans and vegetarians and helping them find their ‘twin soul’. Moreover, Grazer’s slogan promises to be an app “for people who want their friends and lovers to be plant lovers as well”.
And, even in addition to vegan dating sites, many other firms have their own vegan dating sections and filters. Elite singles are just one example. It states that one of the reasons you recognize the importance of dietary encounters is that eating together is an “extremely intimate part of the relationship”.
Moreover, in a study of 237,000 bachelors, it was found that those who ranked themselves vegan or vegetarian gathered 73 percent more messages than the average user.
As the vegan movement witnessed an increase in popularity, especially during 2020, vegan dating applications noticed a similar boom.
For example, Veggly celebrated over a million games earlier this year, with more than 300,000 users globally.
Moreover, significant figures from Grazer show that 27 percent of vegans have ended relationships because of their partner’s eating habits.
So is the game for big names in specific non-vegan dating apps over?
Creating vegan connections
Online dating has certainly been driven by the pandemic. And now, more than ever, people are connecting more with technology as a means to build and build relationships.
“It feels like this release is happening now after a pretty tough winter,” says Justin McLeod, CEO of Hinge, in an interview with GuardianWith And, after May of this year, where many restrictions on COVID-19 were lifted in the UK, accelerated registrations were recorded.
Moreover, romance aside – dating apps give people the opportunity to make new friends. And in the vegan realm, it’s probably easier to find things in common in specific vegan apps.
In a statement sent PBN, Vegan app Grazer’s co-founder Charlotte Elizabeth cited making it easier as one of the company’s goals.
Elizabeth said: “Our vision is to provide a space where the plant-based community can connect freely. We like to think of Grazer as” your vegan friend “who introduces you to your native plant pioneers.”
In addition to common ethical views and the veganism lifestyle movement, the app’s mission arose from isolation and loneliness.
CEO and Founder Lewis Foster adds: “When I started becoming vegan in 2010, my family did not support what I was doing. It became a big talking point for everyone. I felt like I had to constantly explain and validate my decisions, which made me quickly feel isolatedwith
“Socializing became more difficult and burdened my mental health. Hopefully Grazer can provide a support network for people experiencing the same thing. “
This may be why the app is boasting better figures in its BFF friend finding feature than dating giant, Bumble.
According to Grazer, about three percent of Bumble users use the friend feature. While on the vegan platform, 20 percent are looking for plant-based friends.
Was it a broken deal?
For some, meeting a non-vegan is a bargain. In one Plant-based news poll, half of respondents said they would meet anyone who was open to veganism. But just over 20 percent said they would only meet other vegans.
One vegan responded: “Other vegans would be ideal in terms of comfort and sharing the same value, but I think it’s a good thing when vegans meet non-vegans. Potentially [it] helps open their partner’s eyes and open to veganism. “
After all, for vegans and non-vegans, specific preference sites and apps offer a chance to find exactly what you are looking for.
Vegan dating apps are certainly here to stay, and if their success is something to go by, we can see more products in the future. They will have to work hard to replace the family names of Tinder, Bumble and Hinge – just to name a few.
But their new triumphs are certainly an indicator that shared the power of the vegan movement in a society where there are so many choices.