German Vegan couple meets on Veggly!

Read this heartwarming story of a German vegan couple who met on Veggly! Dating and dating apps can be tough sometimes, especially if you’re looking for someone with similar ethics. But they show us it’s possible to find your Veg-Match!

Helping vegans and vegetarians meet is the main reason why we created Veggly and knowing it is working makes us very happy and inspires us to keep working hard for the community!

Aurelia met her boyfriend through Veggly and they are dating nowadays! Here’s the testimonial she shared with us:

Why Veggly?

My name is Aurelia, I am now 20 years old and a few months ago, I met my boyfriend through Veggly.

Well, I started using Dating Apps around August last year, since I have been single like, my entire teenage life and was frankly very lonely. I used several Apps, which I am not going to Name, since that does not really matter, what’s important is; I made some rather unpleasant experiences and was pretty disappointed. I never really believed that Dating Apps could work and my misfortune was proving me right until that point.

Vegan lifestyle

Further, it frustrated me that, since I am vegan myself, I would obviously much rather prefer having a vegan partner, and it is very rare to meet those in real life, let alone on apps. So I took my last chance and looked for a Dating App for vegans, not really hoping it would exist.

Enter Veggly

Turns out, it did. Veggly seemed pretty exciting and disencouraging at the same time, since it was basically empty at first. I live in a rather big city in Germany and not surprisingly, I knew most vegans the app showed me in real life from activism (they were all much older than me).

Anyways, just when I was about to give up on that too, I finally swiped right on a boy five years older than me that lived in a city nearby. It was a match instantly and since I was bored I figured, why not text him first. One of the best decisions of my life, as it turns out!

We immediately connected and exchanged numbers. The next few weeks were extremely exciting. We were basically texting all day long, we would have phone calls that lasted for hours and we could not wait to finally go on a date.

Covid challenge and first dates

But here comes the rather tricky part: this was all in April 2020, when the Corona Lockdown had just started in Germany. As he works with kids and is generally a very careful person, he didn’t want to risk“ meeting yet, especially since either him or I had to go on a train in order to meet. However, eventually the day of our first date arrived and I can pretty surely say: we both fell in love right away.

It was the best date I have ever had, even though all we could really do was walk around outside since everything was closed due to the lockdown, and I didn’t want to invite him to my place for the first date. We walked around my city for 10 hours straight.

For our second date, I went to his city and we basically did the same we had done on our first date, and still it was amazing. We could just talk for hours without getting bored of each other. On our third date he finally came over to my place, and after awkwardky staring at each other for like 10 minutes, he finally leaned in and kissed me.

Make it official


Not long after that, he stayed over at my place and I asked him if we were now official, to which he replied: yes.
We’ve been together for six months now and I have never been happier. He is just the person I needed in my life to feel complete. I love him.

So thank you, dear developers, for opening the gate for me to meet this amazing man I now proudly call my boyfreind.
I hope this story can somehow show you my appreciation for your work and hopefully give you strength to invest into this amazing app, so that more people can get lucky with it.

Also, recently I recommended the app to a vegan friend of mine and a few days ago she texted me that she too was now about to go on her first Veggly date. Fingers crossed for her!

There you have it! Do like this German Vegan Couple and meet vegan singles near you!

Got your story to share? send it to us at [email protected]

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Big thank you to Aurelia for sending the testimonial and authorizing us to publish it! 🌱 😊

UK Vegan couple meets on Veggly #OurVegMatch!

Join us for the story of this super cute UK vegan couple who met on Veggly and are very happy 😍

Joan and Darren on a vegan date

Helping vegans and vegetarians meet is the main reason why we created Veggly and knowing it is working makes us very happy and inspires us to keep working hard for the community!

We are so happy to share another story of a couple that Veggly helped to create: Joan and Darren, who are dating. Here’s the testimonial Joan shared with us:

“ I’m 32 and he’s 39. After a bad break up 3 years ago I thought I’m done. No more relationships and I’m going to be alone for the rest of my life. Eventually I learnt about veganism, got involved in activism and I was completely a new person having learnt this newfound lifestyle about justice and freedom for all sentient beings. I moved to the UK last year and knew veganism is booming here. There are more vegans in the UK than anywhere else. Of course I’ve come across vegans before but no one ever clicked. I just thought there’s nobody who shares the same principles and outlook towards life that I do. I came across Veggly and hoped I’d find someone whom I could at the least sit in a vegan restaurant and share meals with.

Then the great pandemic exploded out of nowhere and we were all in lockdown. Mid April I came across this profile who was the closest to where I lived. The first day we started chatting I suddenly got logged off the app and I wondered whether I should pursue the chat or not. I decided to login again and not expect anything and be receptive to whatever life has to offer with this guy. After 6 weeks of keeping in touch over the phone and getting to know each other, we decided to meet.

Clearly there weren’t any pubs or restaurants open. So a local park it was. Five months on now, one of the best decisions I ever made. We think alike, we have similar hobbies. He’s literally my reflection and my reality check. Animal abuse and exploitation brings me down and dark clouds of depressive emotions loom over me. He is the sunshine that I’ve been longing for. He understands me best. People think I am mean but he gets the kind of mean I am(lol). I don’t have malice towards people. He gets my sarcasm. Makes me laugh till I cry.

I couldn’t ask for more in a partner. I don’t know what the future holds for us. Right now we both make each other happy and helped each other through not such good times. Our families know about us and are very happy for us. I’m going to remain ever so grateful to Veggly forever. ” 

Darren also sounds pretty happy with the new relationship. This is what he sent us:

“I’d like to also send you a big thank you! Meeting Joan through you app is more than I could have imagined. You have my permission to use the testimonial and image for your blog.
Keep up the good work… you are making many people happy!”

So, there you have it! Our favorite UK vegan couple! 🙂 Got your story to share? send it to us at [email protected]

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Big thank you to Joan and Darren for sending it and authorizing us to publish! 🌱 😊

Veggly surpasses 200,000 global users

In our latest blog post, we celebrate a new milestone for Veggly and the vegan dating world. 

Very big news from Veggly HQ today! We’re thrilled to reveal Veggly now has over 200,000 users around the world!

Since July 2019, the app/platform has grown in user numbers by a factor of eight, from 25,000 users.

In another milestone, Veggly is also celebrating over half a million ‘Veg-Matches’ (where two users match with each other) and predicts over 1million by early 2021.

Overall, the United States boasts the highest number of Veggly users in one country, with over 40,000.

Available throughout the world (used in 181 countries), Veggly is set to continue its rapid growth thanks to an army of vegan volunteers around the world who have worked together to translate the app into Spanish, German, Portuguese, French, Italian, Danish and Polish, with many more languages on the way.

The rise of veganism and plant-based diets across the globe in the past two years has also been credited for Veggly’s rise to prominence, with large increases in vegan populations in almost every country (e.g. a recent study revealed that the number of Americans following plant-based diets is up by nearly 10 million over the last 15 years – a 300% increase and nearly 3 percent of the population in the United States.)*

Commenting on the new data, our founder, Alex Felipelli, said: “This is wonderful news for all vegans and vegetarians looking for a new relationship! We are so pleased to see Veggly users go past the 200,000 mark – it just goes to show how popular veganism and plant-based living is today. It is also great to see so many Veg-Matches; half a million already!

“We are 100% dedicated to helping this community grow as much as possible and will do our best to make sure every herbivore on our app finds love. We will continue to reinvest in the platform and make improvements every week. We’re always keen to receive feedback from our users, so let us know how we can be better and how your experience is going.”

As we go beyond the 200,000 mark and grow further, make sure you stay up to date and read some of our success stories and messages from our users who found love from their Veg-Matches – all on this page here.

And to stay up to date with all of our announcements, other news stories, blog posts, and future partnerships, please follow the growth of Veggly across our social channels:

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New study reveals how plant-based diets can combat climate change

Need an extra argument in favor of plant-based diets? We have a big one for you today! Nature Sustainability (one of the world’s leading and most respected scientific journals) has published a new report showing the incredibly positive impact plant-based diets can have on climate change.

We’ve shared the abstract/summary below, but here’s a brief version and explanation for you:

This new study has revealed the huge ‘carbon opportunity cost of keeping livestock’. But what does that mean?

It means there is a huge amount of carbon from the atmosphere that land could draw down/capture (using trees/plants etc.) if it were not being used for animal farming/livestock production. It also means there is an ecological opportunity cost – for example: the woodlands, wetlands, wolves, wild herbivores and thriving ecosystems the land could support if it were rewilded and turned away from animal farming.

So how do I explain this to my friends, family and colleagues?

The research shows us that it is far better to use land for plants (e.g. trees, grass, crops) to draw down carbon from the atmosphere, rather than farming animals for meat/dairy etc.

The impact we can have by switching our food production to plant-based/vegan diets is even larger than previously thought. The report explains how a shift to plant-based diets could enable us to draw down over 500 gigatons of CO2e*… that’s 500 billion tons! This would give us a fighting chance of limiting global warming to 1.5℃.

So there you have it! From an environmental point of view, this is the strongest argument in favor of plant-based diets we’ve ever seen! Of course, there are many other reasons to leave animals off your plate (animal welfare, food resources, health etc.), but this one is impossible to ignore. So make sure you have it up your sleeve next time someone challenges veganism/ plant-based living and asks you to explain it all.

That being said… we hope you don’t have to explain veganism all the time and you find someone who shares your love of animals and our planet! And that’s why Veggly exists!

To see some of our success stories and messages from our users who found love from their Veg-Matches, please see this page here.

And to stay up to date with all of our announcements, other news stories, blog posts, and future partnerships, please subscribe to our blog and follow the growth of Veggly across our social channels:

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* CO2e (carbon dioxide equivalent) is a unit for measuring carbon footprints. CO2e is used to express the impact of each different greenhouse gas in terms of the amount of CO2 that would create the same amount of global warming.

A special gift to our users to celebrate our 2nd birthday

We’re celebrating our 2nd anniversary in October! To recognize the occasion, we’re giving our users an anniversary gift!

Celebratory news from Veggly HQ today! We are very excited to announce that in early October, Veggly will become 2yrs old! It has been a wonderful 2 years, and we’re excited to build on our success and help more vegans and vegetarians find love over the next 2 years. We’re always delighted to hear the success stories and messages from our users who found love from their Veg-Matches. You can read some of these stories here.

To celebrate the occasion, we’re giving each of you, our users, 3 coins to send Super Likes. And, we are also giving 3 coins to everyone who joins between now and October 15th, so now is the perfect time to tell your friends to join or come back!

If you’re reading this (and you have a profile), the coins are already credited into your account! So what are you waiting for? Open Veggly and send a Super Like to that special someone! Or send 3 Super Likes to 3 special people!

Good luck! And let us know how it all goes; we always want to hear your feedback and stories.

In the past year, we have grown rapidly, reaching nearly 200,000 global users (approx. 8x growth since July 2019), from the US, to Canada, to Australia, to Denmark and beyond. Available globally, Veggly is set to continue growth thanks to a brilliant army of vegan volunteers around the world who have worked together to translate the app into Spanish, German, Portuguese, French, Italian, Danish and Polish, with many more languages on the way. If you would like to help spread the vegan love, let us know!

We hope you enjoy the free coins! To stay up to date with all of our announcements, blog posts, and future partnerships, please subscribe to our blog and follow the growth of Veggly across our social channels:

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The perfect match! Combining seitan with vegan dating

Tasty news from Veggly HQ today! We are very excited to announce our new partnership with LoveSeitan, Europe’s top manufacturer of delicious seitan.

We have entered this partnership to help Veggly users in the UK (and in the future, around the world) get their hands on the best vegan food possible.

From today, our users in the UK will have access to discounts on LoveSeitan products; we want to help LoveSeitan boost awareness of seitan as a healthy vegan meat, and create some delicious discounts.

As the world’s leading dating platform for vegans and vegetarians, we’re committed to supporting other vegan brands on a mission to change the world, so it is an honor to collaborate with such an excellent vegan food brand.  

As we expand (we now have over 175,000 users globally), we’ll be watching out for more opportunities like this to give the best discounts possible, so let us know if you think there is a vegan brand we should have a look at!

Commenting on the partnership news, our Founder, Alex Felipelli, said: “Seitan is a wonderful vegan food and we love helping create new relationships in the UK, so it is a perfect partnership for us! We’re very excited to see some new ‘Veg-Matches’ for LoveSeitan customers across the country.”

Also commenting on the new partnership, the Co-Founder of LoveSeitan, Steve Swindon, said: “This is great news for seitan lovers looking for new love in their life. We hope to see plenty of ‘Veg-Matches’, success stories and new relationships for our customers come out of this new partnership. And together with Veggly, we’re keen to boost awareness of seitan as a delicious vegan meat throughout the UK!”

So, there you go! We hope you enjoy this partnership! To stay up to date with all of our announcements, blog posts, and future partnerships, please follow the growth of Veggly across our social channels:

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Best vegan dating cities in the world

New data reveals the world’s best cities for vegan dating.

Today, the Veggly team is very excited to release new data revealing the world’s best cities for vegan dating. Right now, London takes the number one spot, with the highest number of users in relation to population (81 users per million). London has over 12,000 users on Veggly, with and over 22,000 ‘Veg-Matches’ so far.

Lisbon, Portugal, is number two on the list, with the second highest number of users in relation to population, with 49 Veggly users for every 1 million people in the city. Very close behind is Amsterdam, in third place, with 48 per million.

Moving across the Atlantic, San Francisco takes fourth place, with 31 per million, followed Toronto in fifth place (24), and Los Angeles in sixth (20). Continuing west, Sydney (19) slides into seventh place as the top city in Australia.

The German cities of Frankfurt (18.9) and Berlin (18) place eighth and ninth respectively, followed by the big apple, New York City, in tenth (16).

Despite not having a city in the top three, the United States boasts the highest overall number of Veggly users in one country, with 32,376.

In the past year, Veggly has grown rapidly, reaching over 160,000 global users (7x growth since July 2019), from the US, to Canada, to Australia, to Denmark and beyond.

Available globally, Veggly is set to continue its growth thanks to an army of vegan volunteers around the world who have worked together to translate the app into Spanish, German, Portuguese, French, Italian, Danish and Polish, with many more languages on the way.

In response to the new city hotspots data, Veggly’s Founder, Alex Felipelli, said: “It’s great to see so many thriving hotspots for vegans and vegetarians looking for love across the world. London in particular is leading the way, with over 12,000 users now.

“Our mission is to help these hotspots grow and build new ones by making the Veggly app accessible to everyone, no matter where they are. As more people go vegan and vegetarian, we want to make sure they can find love along the way with likeminded people. That’s why we’ll continue investing and updating the app with new features every month, available for all countries.”

Top 10 cities in the world (ranked by number of Veggly users in relation to population)

CountryTotal number of usersPopulation (millions)Number of Veggly users per 1 million
London11,60914.3780.79
Lisbon1,5223.1148.94
Amsterdam1,1992.4848.35
San Francisco1,4854.7331.40
Toronto1,5576.4224.25
LA2,56913.1319.57
Sydney1,0295.3119.38
Frankfurt1,0965.8018.90
Berlin1,0776.0017.95
NYC2,98318.3516.26

So, there you go! Those are the best hotspots right now, but there are many new ones growing each day. To stay up to date with all of our announcements, blog posts, and future partnerships, please follow the growth of Veggly on our social channels:

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Vegan Couple Meets on Veggly #OurVegMatch !

From now on, we will start sharing some inspiring stories about people who had the opportunity to meet vegan partners or friends, thanks to Veggly! This first one is this cute vegan couple from Germany!

We will put all of these stories under #OurVegMatch to make it easier to find.

Helping vegans and vegetarians meet is the main reason why we created Veggly and knowing it is working makes us very happy and inspires us to keep going!

Evi and Falco met through Veggly and are dating nowadays. Here’s the testimonial Evi shared with us:

 “Hey, so this is our love story. My name is Evi and I am 18. My partner’s name is Falco and he is 23. We matched on the 13th December 2019 on the app. We had many awesome dates, the first one being on a vegan Christmas market! Since the 2nd of February 2020 we are officially a couple.

The story began when I just signed up on the app (on the 13th dec), scrolled trough and then I saw his cute merge smile. We both clicked each other’s “like” buttons and we matched <3 Later he told me that he saw a new like and immediately knew I was the one when he saw my profile. We texted for a few days, shared each other’s instagram and our numbers later on. We noticed a strong connection between us and decided to meet asap. We live in different cities (I am from Krefeld and he is from Herne),

I don’t think we would have met without the app. We are real greenies & the connection is even greener, so we took the train to see each other, always with the hydro flask and a vegan snack in the backpack. I had a relationship with an omnivore for 2.5 years, & I have to admit that it was awful going out eating outside or to talk about the climate change, animal agriculture etc. I was sure that my next partner should have the same values as me. I am so grateful that I found Falco through Veggly.

We have the same values and beliefs, the same ideology and the same interests. I mean we share everything!! We love to cook together and marinade some good tofu. We also went to a vegan meet-up and met some really nice people with the same interests and taste of food. I am so happy that I found someone, who supports me and makes me happy – he does. I can only recommend to date another vegan, the chances that your vegan partner is a good cook is very high, also you have someone on your side who encourages you to stand up for what you believe in. ”

(The first pic is from our first date, on a ferris wheel 🎡, the other pics are us now. We went to a vintage store and we enjoy spending time with his lil cute doggie 🐶)


Sincerely Evi

Got your own story to share? Send it to [email protected] so we can feature it here on #OurVegMatch!

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