Best vegan dating website
The answer was complex, certainly not black and white.
However, what I found was that as soon as I put down my foot about being open, out and unapologetic about my veganism in regards to my dating -- men started to respond in a very positive way.
I heard from vegans, vegetarians and omnivores alike. When we made plans again, he cancelled due to a hefty hangover.
The first date I went on was with someone who was vegan for health but not ethical reasons. As a non-drinker, I suggested he try seltzer next time.
I worried, as she did, that the word "vegan" could trigger fear in the heart of the average NYC male. I became vegan by "living my truth" (to borrow a phrase from author Colleen Patrick-Goudreau), was I really going to find love by living a lie? I, like so many other women, had been working to twist and contort myself into the perfect mold of the desirable date. I don't know what struck this faith in my heart that being true to myself was the answer, but I realized that I needed to pay attention to my own feelings and comfort levels -- and not try so hard to fit a generic format that was rumored to be the ticket to love (and wasn't working for anyone I knew).
I didn't make it a rule to only date vegans, I only promised myself I'd respect my own feelings, beliefs and truths.
The question for me changed from whether or not someone could love me when I didn't eat animals, to whether or not I could love someone who did.
Not long ago, one of my friends and I sat in a cute, small bar on Manhattan's Lower East Side, exchanging stories and tips about dating in New York City.
It was a true girls' night out, complete with concert tickets to see one of my favorite musicians, Kristin Hersh, performing with the Throwing Muses.
I didn't make a conscious decision to only date vegans or vegetarians, but I committed to respecting my own feelings when it came to the diet of the person I was with.
I was subscribed to one online dating site, with mixed feelings.