Love Me, Love My Veganism

Posted on by Ashley Fruno

holding hands beachFor many people, the decision to go vegan is a life-changing one in many ways, and it becomes a part of who we are as well as how we live. Worldwide, more and more people are deciding to take the pledge to go vegan.

When it comes to relationships, some people choose to date only other vegans, as they feel it is important for their partner to share their moral beliefs. Veganism for many is not just a diet but also a commitment, and having a partner with the same commitment can make the journey much easier!

Some vegans are open to the idea of dating people who eat animal products, and with a bit of luck, you may find that your new significant other simply was not aware of the cruelty involved in using animals for food.  With just a little education, you will have not only created another vegan but also found yourself a compassionate new partner!

And even if your partner does not want to go vegan, you can always suggest that, on your dates, you go to vegetarian restaurants or cook vegan meals at home. If your date is unwilling to do this, then perhaps he or she is not respectful enough of your choices to be a good match for you. But if he or she is willing, then every meatless meal that you share will be doing something good for animals, the environment, and even your date’s own health!

Finding love is often complicated—but perhaps being vegan can actually help simplify the process by quickly identifying those with respect, compassion, and shared beliefs. We cannot be responsible for the choices of others, but we can, of course, try our best to give those we love more information about the issues that matter to us.

Most of us were not born vegan but instead made a conscious decision to live by the principle that animals are not ours to eat. So whether you have been with your partner for 10 years or 10 minutes, you can still help him or her make an informed choice about going vegan, which, in reality, is one of the greatest gifts that you could ever give.

Posted by Claire Fryer