Research: Half Of Irish Vegans Will Only Date Other Vegans
Vegansexual: A Vegan Who Will Only Date Other Vegans
Vegan dating and plant-based romances can be complicated. New research carried out by Subway Uk & Ireland showed that 52% of the Irish vegan population surveyed identify as Vegansexual: A vegan who will only date other vegans. The research, which surveyed 1000 people, also discovered that 17% of respondents either would or have already dumped a mate based on dietary preferences.
Other notable findings were that 35% of meat-eating Irish respondents would not date a vegan or vegetarian for the following reasons: Eating out would be too difficult (44%), dating a vegan would make the meat-eater feel guilty (35%), or simply wanting to avoid bringing a vegan to a family dinner (31%). While these figures are significant, it should be noted that plant-based or vegan eaters in the UK face tougher criteria with meat-eating partners: 46% of participants noted dietary choices as one of the first topics they bring up on a first date. 35% said they first confirm a potential partner’s eating preferences before asking them out.
Dietary Tensions For Vegans
Angelina Gosal, Head of Marketing UK & Ireland at Subway said the following: “Cooking and enjoying a meal together can be an expression of love, and food is often a focal point in many relationships.”
“But we also know there are ongoing tensions in modern relationships due to dietary choices, such as being a vegan, vegetarian, flexitarian, or a carnivore.
“That’s why we’ve introduced our new plant-based T.L.C. (Tastes Like Chicken) Sub, to bring plant-lovers and meat-lovers together and unite even the most incompatible of foodie pairing.”
The research was conducted by Subway for Veganuary & to coincide with the release of their new vegan TLC (Tastes Like Chicken) sub, and their double chocolate vegan cookie, which were both released this month.