However, others find it hard to date someone who holds beliefs at odds with theirs especially when food and clothing are everyday, lifestyle issues.“Some women will tune into their feelings and realise that they simply can’t be comfortable sitting across the dinner table from someone who eats meat.I love visiting Farm Sanctuary (a non-profit for rescued animals) with him, I love that we enjoy going to vegan restaurants together, and that we work as a team when shopping for hiking boots or household items, to ensure that they are cruelty-free.I love that I can talk to him about animal issues and he will have the same concerns I do, sometimes offering new points of view I hadn’t considered.Or realise they would find living in a non-vegan household emotionally painful. For those who find it difficult to be around an omnivore, there are plenty of vegans out there to love.” Gottfried lives with her partner of five years (and three cats) who was vegetarian when they dated but now has too turned to veganism.
If the people we date give us a hard time about our veganism, that’s a very obvious sign to gently let them go.
Is all of that extravagance really worth an animal’s suffering?
Think of how much happier you will be if your celebration of love didn’t cause cruelty to living beings.” While vegans have often been accused of being worthy or ‘preachy’, Gottfried is adamant that is not what she is trying to do with her book.
I found that the fear that being vegan would deem me high maintenance was just a fear, and when I was confident about my lifestyle, others embraced it, too.” Including her own experiences as well as that of 30 other vegan women and their partners, the book contains advice ranging from where to meet people (vegan charity events, vegetable festivals and searching for vegans on dating apps are a good idea) date and where to shop for vegan-free clothing and make-up.
“I wanted to show vegan and aspiring vegan women that there’s nothing to be afraid of but fear itself when it comes to dating.