Looking for a new mate? Here are five good reasons you should date a vegan!
By Diane Small
Let’s face facts. Humans are not meant to be alone. But the truth is, it’s hard to find the perfect partner. Not only have lockdowns kept us away from places of socialising, such as pubs, clubs and even schools, where we normally have the chance to meet a partner, but modern life means it’s harder than ever to connect with real people. We’re so locked into the virtual worlds of our computers, talking to people in real life can be awkward for many. So where do we begin when trying to meet our soulmate?
Well, first up, it’s crucially important to find the common ground on which a relationship can be built. And if you’re looking for someone that loves animals, is compassionate, and takes good care of themselves, perhaps you should considering dating a vegan.
There are actually loads of good reasons you should date a vegan! Here are five of the best.
5 Good Reasons To Date A Vegan
1. You Can Grow Old(er) Together
Love hiking, camping, travelling, working out? Then a vegan is your perfect companion! Why? Because they’ll have more energy to do all those things with you. Yep, that’s right: many studies prove that vegans are healthier than most people. They typically smoke less, drink less alcohol and exercise more, meaning they’re fitter than the average person. Oh, and as a result, they generally live longer, too. Which means you can grow old together. Sweet!
2. They’re More Compassionate
One of the most obvious reasons you should date a vegan is that they’re more compassionate. And there’s proof for that!
Recent research using functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) shows that vegetarians and vegans appear to have more of an empathetic response to both human and animal suffering. What that translates into, in terms of a partner, is that a vegan boyfriend or girlfriend is more likely to be attuned to your feelings, and more understanding of your needs. Plus, they’ll be nice to your cat. I mean, what more do you need in a relationship, really?
3. They Probably Smell Better
A vegan’s body really does have an advantage that others don’t – they smell a bit sweet. Although this may seem strange, it has often been claimed that vegan partners actually smell and taste better – sweeter – than non-vegans. The reason? Meat and dairy are acidic and hard for your body to digest, and this affects not only the way you taste, but the way you smell as well.
A 2006 study, published in the journal Chemical Senses, found that vegetarians had a more attractive body odour than those in the study eating meat. The vegetarian participants were rated as having a “less intense” odor than their meat-eating adversaries. Who needs perfume or cologne when you’re vegan, right?
4. They May Be Better In Bed
This might be one of the best reasons you should date a vegan! Heh heh.
Polls show that vegans feel they have much more energy since they stopped eating animal products. This energy, of course, translates into the bedroom as well. So no surprises to discover that when interviewed, 62% of the vegan respondents said that their sex lives improved since adopting this kind of diet. Some even went as far as to say that, since veganism is based on compassion for the animals and environmental protection, they understand their partners better and believe that there is now an added component of deeper compassion in their relationships. Sex becomes more spiritual, and stops being strictly about the physical act.
Furthermore, eating meat, which is loaded with saturated fats, can eventually clog the vessels that carry blood to the male sexual organs the same way that the vessels and arteries leading to the heart or brain can become clogged. The result is lack of stimulation, and perhaps even loss of erection for heavy meat eaters. Vegan males, however, are less likely to have this problem. Woohoo!
5. Vegans Have A Stronger Moral Compass
We live in an era of moral relativism where many people refuse to take a moral position against things they believe are wrong. Except for vegans. They’re all about standing firmly for what they believe in. And not just while the going is easy. Vegans are willing to commit. And commit deeply. They will forgo things they might have enjoyed before, such as silky lingerie or cheesy pizzas, just because they feel deeply inside that it’s wrong. Isn’t that exactly what you want in a partner?
There are lots of reasons you should date a vegan! But of course, it’s important to find a love interest with all the characteristics that you think make for a good partner. By knowing what you’re looking for in a mate, you’re taking the first and best steps to attract the perfect person for you.
Got any other reasons you should date a vegan? Let us know in the comments below!
*This post was sponsored by Table for Two*