Men tended to be more bothered by a partner’s veganism than women, showing less enthusiasm at the prospect of giving up a hangover fry up or a roast dinner on a Sunday.
Let’s face it, the majority of our early dates tend to center around food, and while we’re willing to make major exceptions for our partners during the rose-tinted honeymoon period, food choices are clearly a deal breaker most of us simply aren’t willing to compromise on.
Veganism is one of Britain’s fastest growing lifestyle movements - there are now over half a million plant-based dieters living in the UK and that figure is set to rapidly rise over the next decade.
But despite the number of cruelty-free consumers increasing by more than 360 per cent over a ten year period, a new study has found that a third of meat eaters would be put off by dating a vegan.
If you want to hit the ground running with the vegetarian dating thing, there are online dating websites just for vegans and vegetarians. Finish with a vegan cake or ice cream for good measure! And if there’s nothing you can really eat in the entree section, still be gracious and make the best out of your choices.