Research shows that just two years ago, mentioning your non-meating-eating ways on dating sites curbed the likelihood that’d you find a significant other—but now, it’s actually a super-attractive quality.
The popular dating site Zoosk used data from its 40 million members to examine how dating changed in 2017. In addition to nice guys *finally* finishing first, a major dip in photo filtering, and the fact that mentioning guacamole can help get you a date, big news for people who love their veggies also emerged: In 2015, mentioning you’re a vegetarian got you 100 percent fewer replies (ouch!)—but now, vegetarians get 3 percent more replies and vegans get 62 percent more messages than the average person.
Mentioning you’re a vegetarian now gets you three percent more replies, and writing you’re a vegan in your profile gets you 62 percent more messages than the average person.
Though being a vegetarian or a vegan might have been turnoff in the past, now that the plant-based lifestyle is becoming more common, it’s easier to find someone who shares (or at least supports) your beliefs—whether that means being healthier, protecting animals, or helping the environment.