found that 30% of meat eaters wouldn’t date a vegetarian or vegan.
On the flip side, a measly 4% of vegetarians and vegans refused to do the same.
While they’re all proud to have gone vegan, the men all agree on one thing: They’ve been made to feel “unmanly” for doing it.5 percent of the population is vegetarian, 2 percent is vegan, and one can both order a veggie burger at Burger King and shell out $100 for a vegetarian tasting menu.
But as meat-free food options have increased, can the same be said of carnivores’ acceptance of meat-free people?
So now that there are more vegans, there are also more omnivores out there dating vegans. While dating a vegan is not that fundamentally different than dating anyone else (even vegans like kicking back a beer and binge-watching ), there will be bumps along the way, like when deciding on a restaurant or battling about the ethics of your favorite leather recliner. Don't worry, I promise not to tell you to lay off the bacon.
Respect their boundaries, but hold true to your own.
From simple things like choosing a restaurant, to bigger issues like whether or not they're comfortable with meat in the house, the lifestyle offers up complexities you will not encounter when dating another omnivore.
Open up a line of communication and find a comfy middle ground you can both get behind -- separate pots and pans, anyone? Many non-vegans have a skewed idea of what being vegan is actually about, which perhaps can be blamed on the more aggro activist side of the movement.
Hopefully, your vegan does not expect you to ditch meat, just like you don't expect them to start binging on burgers.
That being said, dating a vegan may require a bit more compromising than you're used to.
Just as someone against racism wouldn’t knowingly date a racist, I sincerely believe that vegans shouldn’t compromise their ethics or morals to date a non-vegan.