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.
Many vegans have found love and fulfillment with partners who didn’t start off as vegans or still are not.
I love the recent podcast that Colleen Patrick-Goudreau did on this topic because it emphasizes having standards, while staying open.
Few guys caught my attention and I never looked Globally... Then one day, a view from another activist and vegan caught my eye. I added him to my favorites and to my surprise he added me back AND messaged me a REAL message.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.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.I’m not talking the superficial, “I need him to be 6’3” stuff; I’m talking the substantive qualities that by experience you have found that you NEED in a partner to complement and inspire you, and the cruddy, undesirable qualities you don’t want making your life all toxic.I can’t define these for you, but there are some exercises that can help you move toward clarity: For some folks, veganism is a dietary preference, and they don’t mind if their partner is a meat-loving BBQ pit-master, or they don’t expect others to follow suit. Want to meet that special person who shares the same ethical values? On Valentine's Day 2016 a brand new dating site for vegans will be launched.Created by Julia Doherty, Vegan Singles Australia will be the first dating site in Australia dedicated to helping vegans find each other.Simply by searching the Internet, she quickly discovered that, like most Australians, she had been totally sheltered from how animal products were prepared and completely removed from the reality of how animals were treated throughout their lives and during slaughter.After learning about the horrific "standard practices" of the egg and dairy industries it was not long before she became the proud vegan she is today.“ I met someone on this site about a week after updating my profile, and we have been inseparable ever since.This was only possible due to the focus of your site bringing like minded people together.Match claims seven million joiners in Britain since 2005.