1 in 5 would give up meat for their partner

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In light of World Vegan Day on November 1st, dating app Twoo conducted a survey among its Belgian users about the impact of veganism and vegetarianism on dating. Even though the ideals of omnivores and vegans/vegetarians differ greatly, the two seem to be reconcilable in the dating process.

Almost 1 in 10 Belgian users on Twoo says they already are vegan or vegetarian, a number seemingly surpassing the national average. The results become really interesting when we look at the answers of those who do not follow a vegan or vegetarian diet. No less than 19% of these women and 15% of these men would consider becoming a vegan or vegetarian if their partner would ask them to.

Switching to new dietary habits and maintaining them consistently every day is a drastic change in the daily life of a person, but it is one Belgians on Twoo seem to be open to. Compared to a similar question about religion: only 1% of women and 3% of men would consider converting to a certain belief for their partner.

When it comes to raising children, omnivores are a bit less flexible: more than half feels that meat and fish are essential for the growth of children and does not want to comply with the ideals of a vegan or vegetarian partner.

In terms of table manners, Twoo users are clearly on the up-and-up; less than half would just order meat when on a date with a vegan or a vegetarian, 40% would rather check first if that’s ok. More than 90% would never lie about eating meat.