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The Short Version: Veggly has made headlines as a fast-growing dating app that caters exclusively to singles who follow a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle. A vegan man launched Veggly in 2018 to give this community a more wholesome option for finding compatible dates. So far, the niche dating app has created more than 200,000 Veg-Matches, and it has received hundreds of positive reviews from vegans and vegetarians who have lost their appetite for mainstream dating and are looking for a vegan-friendly substitute.
A few years ago, Alex entered the online dating scene as a newly divorced computer engineer, and he didn’t have the best experience. Alex prides himself on leading a vegan lifestyle, and he found it difficult to date omnivores because they couldn’t relate to vegan values and beliefs.
Alex said he realized that veganism was an important dating requirement (and potential dealbreaker) that traditional dating sites and apps didn’t have tools to accommodate. So he spent months working on a new dating solution just for vegan and vegetarian singles.
The Veggly app launched in October 2018 to much fanfare in the vegan community. By the summer of 2019, the dating app had over 20,000 members, and now it boasts over 120,000 vegan and vegetarian singles in its database.
If you want to cut meat-eaters from your dating diet, then Veggly should be your dating app of choice. It’s available for free for Android users and iOS users, and it also has a beta web version for desktop and laptop browsers.
Veggly has united vegan and vegetarian singles around the world — from the U.S. to Denmark — and made it easier to plan a dinner date without running into awkward conversations or disagreements.
“There is no better way to [date] than going into it knowing the other person thinks and eats like you,” the Veggly team said. “You can share meals in peace and have a good time, knowing that you agree on such important things, such as saving the animals, your health and the planet.”
The mainstream dating scene isn’t always a welcoming place for vegan and vegetarian singles, and sometimes one argument or ignorant comment can spoil the experience. It isn’t easy to be in the minority in the online dating scene. Fortunately, niche dating platforms like Veggly can offer a more targeted approach to dating and meeting a potential partner.
Veggly offers a more limited and curated menu of dating options and thereby makes it easier for plant eaters to find a like-minded person.
When you match with a person on Veggly, you automatically have at least one thing in common, and you can bond while sharing your favorite vegan recipes or reviewing the most vegan-friendly restaurants in your area.
The Veggly dating profile highlights a person’s age, location, proximity, and diet or lifestyle, so singles can quickly find people who fit their idea of a perfect match.
Once you’ve created your profile, you can start exploring the vegan dating community and send likes or super likes to anyone who catches your eye. Only users with valid profile pictures will be visible on the app, and the moderators regularly delete fake profiles. Free members can choose to organize their swiping list by online activity, distance, and new members to keep things fresh.
Veggly members can chat with their mutual matches (the app calls them Veg-Matches) without paying anything; however, some users choose to pay for tokens or a monthly subscription so that they can send more super likes and see who has liked their dating profile.
Vegan and vegetarian singles can use this free service to meet people who share similar eating habits and lifestyles, and that can create an instant rapport online.
Since its launch, Veggly has made over 200,000 Veg-Matches and collected hundreds of positive reviews and success stories from users. Alex said he has heard accounts of people meeting on Veggly and forming close friendships or relationships as a result, and that’s what the app is all about.
Veggly may be small, but it has a lot of heart, and the team truly cares about the success of every user. Anyone can email firstname.lastname@example.org for help solving their online dating frustrations, and they’ll receive personalized assistance from a friendly dating expert.
“Their customer service has been exceptional,” Mark G. said in a testimonial. “Very highly recommend. I absolutely love this app.”
The Veggly team welcomes feedback from users, including ideas to make the dating app work better because that’s how they figure out which projects to prioritize and how to best serve the vegan community.
“I love the concept,” said Tea K. in a four-star review. “Just a few improvements (and more people) would make it significantly better.”
Of course, it’s the positive ratings that really motivate the Veggly team to keep plugging away at this passion project. Veggly may not be for everyone, but the people who love it really seem to love it.
“Download it! There aren’t many people on it at the moment, but we all need to take responsibility for that if we want this to be a reality,” said Charlotte C., who was an early adopter of Veggly. “Set up an account, then sit back, and watch the numbers grow. I’m sick of dating omnivores — help me out here people.”
“Great to have a pure veggie/vegan dating app out there!” added K Di when she gave the Veggly app a five-star rating.
“Hey vegans, this is our answer! No more lonely nights!” raved an anonymous Google user. “Let’s support Veggly. It’s a great dating site, [but] there’s just one problem — you’re not here!”
For many people, being vegan isn’t just about what you choose to order off a menu — it’s an ethical ideology and conscious lifestyle that requires commitment, discipline, and the support of a partner. Vegan and vegetarian singles often don’t mix well with omnivores or other meat eaters because they approach life in a different way and typically don’t share similar interests, values, and habits.
That’s an issue that Veggly has stepped in to solve. This innovative dating app was created by vegans for vegans, and it has the potential to change the way vegan and vegetarian singles pick up a date. Singles who subsist on fruits and veggies will feel right at home in the Veggly community, and the location-based matching tools can help them build healthy relationships that can last.
“Relationships with non-herbivorous tend to always hit some obstacles that we believe can be avoided altogether if you find the right plant-based match,” the Veggly team said. “That’s why we created Veggly!”