While it’s good to discuss what you do and do not eat, it’s more important to talk about why.
If your date is into you, they will hopefully be into learning about this lifestyle you subscribe to, even if they don’t want to sign up themselves.
When discussing your veganism, you can gauge their interest by their participation in the conversation. Or are they eyeballing their phone while you talk about the terrors of fox farming?
If they want to fight about food politics, have the argument, but don’t have it to win. Tip #2: Be proactive and plan ahead Thanks to the internet, eating out as a vegan is easy to prep for, but let’s talk about the semi-awkwardness of eating in a space where you’re not yet comfortable: their house. As your relationship progresses, you can begin leaving snacks around.
Your new beau invites you to stay the night, and the only thing in his or her fridge is a family-sized pack of bacon. A little almond milk and a package of tempeh doesn't take up too much refrigerator real estate.
Proactivity also works with things such as vegan contraception. Tip #3: Don't try to convert them This is perhaps the most important component of dating someone who is different than you: do not try to convert them.
Here’s a fun fact: more than 60 percent of vegans have never seriously dated another vegan.
That’s a shocking number, especially because 45 percent of us claim that finding a vegan partner is “very important.” This leads many of us to date someone whose lifestyle differs from ours … Being upfront with yourself about what you want will help weed out those who aren’t right for you before you waste time on second (and 12th) dates.
You can’t choose who you fall for, but you can ask yourself this question: can I love someone who eats animals?If the answer is no, then you may be dabbling in vegansexuality.If the answer is yes, don’t feel guilty or weird about it.Just know that like most things in life, it won’t be easy.Because of this, here are a few tips for vegans who have fallen for a meat mouth.Tip #1: Talk about it As you move past the anxiety-riddled first few dates, it’s time to talk more about your rad lifestyle. You’re really getting to know each other now, so it’s a good time to explain while you always have an emergency stash of almonds in your purse.