Brazilian Couple Welcomes First Baby After Meeting on Veggly

Fabio and Danielle, who matched on Veggly in 2020, are “over the moon” after Elis’ birth and plan to raise the healthy little girl as a vegan.

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Fábio and Danielle holding cute Veggly Baby Elis

Back in 2020 dating life wasn’t the easiest thing in the world for Fabio. Having spent 21 years as a vegetarian (and now fully vegan), Fabio has talked about how difficult dating could be when you’re looking for a vegan partner. According to him, “there’s no special meet up place like a nightclub, so it’s very hard”, which is something just about anyone who uses Veggly could relate to.

Danielle and Fabio, from São Paulo, Brazil, matched on Veggly in May 2020, and are now sharing the news of the healthy birth of their daughter, Elis (born on July 8th 2021), in partnership with Veggly.

For Danielle and Fabio, the connection was instant, and the pair spent several days texting on Veggly before finally meeting in person. “Before, during and after our first dinner together, we emptied three bottles of wine and our Veg-Match came out into real life.”, Fabio told us. According to him, after that first date, he introduced Danielle to his dogs, Cindy and Toddy. If that doesn’t show just how special these two are, we don’t know what will!

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Little Elis, the first “Veggly Baby” – born on July 8th, 2021

Their love continued to grow as they started seeing each other more and more often and, eventually, became pregnant with the first Veggly Baby. Danielle said that they are over the moon: “Our dreams have come true and we are overjoyed to welcome Elis into the world.” The couple has also expressed their gratitude to the app developers for making it possible for them to meet online. “If it weren’t for our ‘Veg-Match’, we wouldn’t be here with Elis in our arms right now.”

This news is very exciting for Veggly as well. Seeing a couple who met on the app giving birth to the first ever “Veggly baby” is like having a wild dream come true. Commenting on the couple’s new bundle of joy, Veggly Founder, Alex Felipelli has said that “The Veggly team and I will always do our best to make sure every herbivore on our app finds their ‘Veg-Match’. This wonderful new milestone will strengthen our commitment to helping this community grow as much as possible.

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Newly Engaged US Couple Meets on Veggly! #OurVegMatch!

Meet Wil and Nate, who found each other on Veggly and fell in love at first sight – or should we say love at first text? They told us one of the most beautiful stories we’ve received so far from couples who met through the app. Now, we would like to share this inspiring modern love story with you!

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“I just want to say how happy I am to have found Veggly. I had enough with dating women who just couldn’t understand my ethical concerns regarding animals. Me being vegan and them being non-vegan was something that became a recurring issue. And working from home as a professional artist didn’t exactly give me many opportunities to meet women, let alone the right women. Therefore, I decided to search for a veg-friendly dating app in hopes of finding a better match. I got an account with Veggly and was happy to know that there were others out there who cared about the things I cared about.  


My work, however, consumed me, and for months I hadn’t yet dated anyone from the app, that is, until June of 2020. I opened up Veggly and there she was! Her name was Wil. She was so beautiful and she was vegan too! It was her first day on the app. We started chatting, and quickly took our conversation to Instagram, and then Skype. I lived in Tampa. She lived in Miami. We were both over four hours away from each other, but that didn’t stop us from getting to know one another. We spent two and a half months talking every day before meeting in person. So, by the time we met, it didn’t take long for me to ask her to be my girlfriend. We became a couple in September of 2020. 


While our relationship continued to be long distance, we made the effort to visit each other on weekends. Sometimes she’d come to Tampa. Sometimes I’d go to Miami. And other times we’d meet in the middle – exploring beaches, canoeing rivers, and camping in the wilderness. It was so much fun to have the opportunity to spend time with her, and it was always comforting to know that our diet and our ethics were never going to be an issue.
Eventually, after months of long distance dating, Wil accepted a remote position, which gave her the opportunity to move to Tampa! Since her move, we’ve had the opportunity to grow together, and to know each other more deeply. In September of 2021, one year since we met in person, I happily asked Wil to be my wife. Without hesitation she said yes! 
We are grateful to have had the opportunity to meet each other. We are so excited to start the rest of our lives together. Wil tells me that she almost didn’t sign up, but that her brother encouraged her to, because she “could find the one!” Well, turns out, she did. And it only took her one day! “

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This Spanish Couple Met on Veggly!

We get so happy when we help bring a new vegan couple together! This is the main reason why we created Veggly and knowing that we are helping people this way makes us very happy and inspires us to keep going! 😊🌱This Spanish Couple Also Met on Veggly!

Ana and Alfonso met through Veggly and are dating nowadays. Take a look at the testimonial that they shared with us:


“I saw Alfonso’s profile on Veggly during my holidays in Spain on the 11th of July. I hadn’t been home for a year and a half because of Covid and two days into my holidays i saw his gorgeous pics on Veggly.


I’m Spanish but I live in UK. We didn’t match but he had his IG account on his bio. I followed him and he messaged me first. We connected straight away and after a week talking every hour of tj day he came to visit me and he had our first date.


It was a fantastic date and a week later he went to Menorca on his sailing boat with his friends and he invited me to come over… I joined them 3 days later!!! I flew all the way from Barcelona to Menorca to meet this gorgeous vegan guy for the second time, we spent a full week together and it was the best holidays of my life.


When we came back we spent many days together… including my 30th birthday! The 25th of August I had to return to the UK. Now we have a long distance relationship, but by summer next year we are planning to live together. I am so grateful to have met him! I don’t think I would have known him if it wasn’t because of Veggly.”
– Ana (@us.are.art) and Alfonso (@vegan.sailor)


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Making Up for Lost Time: Online Dating During the Pandemic

Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, the entire world has had to adjust to a new reality. Social distancing, lockdowns and other restrictions were put in place in an effort to contain the spread of the virus, but also account for some – yet not all –  of the biggest changes in daily life we’ve all experienced since last year. However, for those who stayed at home as much as possible and avoided social gatherings, things have gotten quite lonely due to the isolation. For a long time, the safest option for connecting with people was through online dating during the pandemic.

While the COVID-19 pandemic is still a very real problem, it seems that people’s lives are already starting to change again.As lockdowns all over the world ease and vaccines become more widely available to the global population, more people are feeling more comfortable with going back to dating. 

New survey shows surge in online dating during the pandemic

According to a new Veggly survey, 40% of users admit that they are going on more dates and investing more time in online dating than they did before the pandemic. Another 43% of these people say they are already back to their dating lives pre-Covid. In comparison, 45% of users haven’t been dating at all, not even online dating during the pandemic. This shows that a significant portion of vegans and vegetarians feel a strong desire to make up for lost time. In fact, 29% of people said that going on a date is #1 in their To Do lists after restrictions ease in their area.

It’s very understandable that people are eager to go back to dating and other social activities. After all, going through this pandemic hasn’t been easy at all, so many are seeing the decrease in restrictions as a green light to go and enjoy life. What felt like being stuck to online dating during the pandemic is soon turning into an interesting option to go back to normal. Activity has increased in Veggly in the past couple of months, which further confirms the shift in attitude. With that, it becomes clear that, like a groundhog crawling out from its burrow, vegan daters are ready to go out in the sun and get back in the game. If you’re one of those vegans, don’t forget to stay safe and continue respecting public health guidelines as well as other restrictions that might still be in place in your area!

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The Best Places for Vegan Dating in the USA

Every vegan and vegetarian is well aware of the fact that maintaining a plant based diet can be way easier – or harder – depending on location. This is also true when to comes to finding new relationships with other vegans. New data released by Veggly reveals some of the best places for vegan dating.

So, what are the best places for vegan dating?

New York has the highest number of Veggly users, making it the top state for vegan dating in the USA. We can’t really say this comes as a shock! It was hard enough not falling in love with New York, considering all the excitement that comes with a multicultural big city environment and the never ending restaurant options. Now it’s gotten even more irresistible. 

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Virginia features the second highest number of users in relation to population (377 per million). This might be surprising, given that the southern state is one of the best places for vegan dating in the USA, placed higher than California. The west coast state is considered by many to be a true vegan wonderland, but came in third. However, if we take only the total of users per state, California definitely takes the trophy. It has more Veggly users than any other state. We believe that solidifies California’s status as the ultimate vegan utopia in the USA and one of the best states for vegan dating altogether!

Overall, we’ve found that the east coast of the United States accounts for many vegans looking for love and new relationships,. States like New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida made it into the top 10 best states for vegan dating.

These prominent hotspots aren’t the only great locations for vegan dating, though. We’ve also found that Texas almost made into the top 10, placing at 11th, which can be quite surprising to many people, and we agree. But if veganism can grow in Texas, it can grow just about anywhere!

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If you don’t live in the United States of America, there is no need to feel left out. As Veggly becomes more popular across the globe, it seems like things are definitely improving when it comes to finding plant based love. We sure hope that soon, the best places for vegan dating will be, well, anywhere and everywhere!

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Meet vegan boyfriend? Expat living in France has a Happy Story

We get so happy when we help bring a new vegan couple together! 🌱 And this story is from a vegan expat who met her vegan boyfriend, while leaving abroad. 😍 Meet your vegan boyfriend too: Get Veggly now!

Veggly’s main mission is to help vegans and vegetarians find their soulmates and we believe being an expat makes it even more important to meet new vegan friends and partners!

Allana and Thomas believed that and are now dating. 😊 Here’s the testimonial Allana shared with us:

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I would like to share my love story with you and also to thank you for creating such an amazing app that allows us to find people that have similar values and beliefs.

I am Allana, a Brazilian student doing an exchange in France.

So, I started using the app around March 2020 when France was in lockdown and also my twin sister pushed me to use it. I met nice people there who became my friends. But then, I stopped using it, because I was a little bit busy with all the work and projects of my University.
In August, I restarted to use Veggly and I matched with Thomas, a vegan French. We talked for 2 weeks and then we decided to meet at the SMMMILE Festival, a vegan event in Paris.

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Our first picture together taken in SMMMILE: Me with Thomas and his friend.


Obviously, we were super nervous… it was our first date… but we could manage it. From this first date, every weekend we started seeing each other. I spent the whole 2nd lockdown of France with him and also we spent the holidays together. I could meet his family and get to know more about France. 

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Allana and Thomas, Christmas 2020.


We just completed 4 months that we are dating and he is the most amazing gift I got while doing an exchange in France.

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So, that is it: a story of a Brazilian student living in France that met the most awesome vegan French guy, thanks to Veggly.

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Introducing Your Dog to Your New Special Someone

Introducing your dog to your new crush can have its difficulties. Read on for ways to make it smoother.

53% of households in America have a dog, so when you’re in a new relationship, the odds are that you are going to be introduced to their other significant other – their dog! 😊 🐶

When you’re the one with a dog at home, you may want to introduce your new partner gradually, going for walks together before bringing them into your home. This is especially important if you have a dog that has a tendency to be possessive.

You might want to also broach the subject of your dog’s diet – if your pooch is the only one that has meat for dinner. 

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Introducing your dog – The first meeting

Taking your dog for a walk together is the ideal way of introducing your new partner to your pooch. In fact, going for a country walk is also a good idea for a casual date. You can head out together in the late morning with a vegan or vegetarian picnic, and enjoy some delicious lunch while out in nature. Most dogs require one or two hours of walks every day, so you can explain to your new partner that this is part of your daily routine. Walking the dog is also a wonderful way to wind down together at the end of the day, and to stay fit and healthy. 

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When you have a dog, they are a big part of your life. Let’s face it, dogs are basically furry, non-verbal children. It is important to explain to your new partner that your dog is one of the family too. There are big advantages to having a dog, especially if you are working from home, as 42% of the population currently is. Dog’s offer loyal companionship, and 66% of people working from home say they feel happier for their dog being there. Dogs are great for wellbeing when you’re working and give routine to your life, so it’s important that your new partner understands the importance of your dog’s routine within your working schedule. A new partner will need to understand that your dog is important to you – they are never “just a dog.” 

Introducing your dog – Possessive dogs

If you think about how excited your dog gets when you come home, you will understand how much you mean to your dog. This can explain why some dogs get possessive or jealous of new people in your life. You may even find your dog trying to push between you when you are sitting on the sofa enjoying a glass of vegan wine. Your dog may even whine and shove you, and some dogs have been known to go for more extreme attention-seeking behavior, such as being destructive. It is important to be consistent and firm with your dog if this is the case, and send the message that this behavior is not acceptable. 

When you find a new partner, it is a good idea to introduce your dog gradually. Start with some walks, and you will soon find that your dog will be sitting on their lap and welcoming them into your home with excitement.

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Veggly Reaches New Milestone: 1 Million Veg-Matches

We are happy to announce we’ve reached 1 million Veg-Matches in the app! That’s 1 millions veggie connections that were made possible by Veggly and that makes us very happy! 🌱😊

The world’s number 1 dating app for vegans and vegetarians witnesses 12x growth in just 18 months. We now have over 300,000 users around the world. Not on Veggly yet? Install now. The next Veg-Match could be yours. Got a single vegan or vegetarian friend? Help them out by letting them know about Veggly! 😉

Veggly Reaches 1 Million Veg-Matches

More exciting news for vegans looking for love today! We are very pleased to announce that as the world’s leading dating app for vegans and vegetarians, we now have over 300,000 users around the world.

Since July 2019, the Veggly has grown in user numbers by a factor of 12, from 25,000 users. At the same time, we are also celebrating over 1 million ‘Veg-Matches’ (where two users match with each other) and we predict over 2 million by mid 2021. There has never been a better time for vegan and veggie love!

Overall, the United States now has the highest number of Veggly users in one country, with 47,823. Brazil (46,620 users) is second, Germany (39,703 users) is third, and the UK (35,190 users) is fourth. Spain is fifth, with 14,136 users.

To celebrate hitting the 300,000 user mark and 1 million Veg-Matches, we have launched two new initiatives:

1 Million Veg-Matches and Success Stories

A new series of blog posts sharing heart-warming success stories of couples who met on Veggly, starting with Charity and Joe (who met despite living in different countries: the Netherlands and UK)

Free ‘Veglentine’ coins

We celebrated ‘Veglentine’s Day’ by giving free coins (credits) to new and existing users. More to come soon!

Commenting on the new user milestone, our Founder, Alex Felipelli, said: “The growth we’ve seen is incredible! As veganism continues to surge in popularity across the world, so does the demand for herbivorous dating and relationships. So many of us want to be with someone who shares the same values and love for animals, so it’s no surprise we have hit the 300,000 user mark so quickly.

“This milestone will strengthen our commitment helping this community grow as much as possible. Especially as it was Valentine’s Day last week, we will do our best to make sure every herbivore on our app finds their ‘Veglentine’ this year.”

Available throughout the world (used in 181 countries), we are now set to continue our rapid growth thanks to a growing 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, including Korean, on the way.

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Vegan Sexual Performance: 67% report a boost after making the switch

In this article, we reveal our latest research showing how two-thirds of vegans report an increase in sexual performance and enjoyment since switching to a vegan diet.

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Very exciting news for vegans today! Especially when it comes to life in the bedroom! We’ve released new data from a survey of 5,000 vegans across the world revealing how making the switch to a plant-based diet has impacted their sexual enjoyment and performance. The results are worth celebrating!

The research shows that over two thirds of vegans (67%) have experienced a noticeable increase in sexual performance and enjoyment after making the switch to a vegan diet.

In particular, vegan men were most likely to notice a difference. 7 in 10 (71%) vegan men reported a boost, in contrast to 59% of vegan women.

The new findings are consistent with arguments made in The Game Changers by Dr. Aaron Spitz who witnessed a significant boost in strength and duration of erections for male athletes who took part in a controlled test to measure the impact of a vegan diet.

We believe these findings are likely to contribute further to the continued rise of veganism and plant-based diets across the globe.

This excellent growth has helped fuel our own growth in users. We now have over 290,000 users around the world. Find your Veg-Match today!

Commenting on the new research findings, our founder, Alex Felipelli, said: “This is exciting news for vegans and anyone considering a switch to a vegan diet! It’s yet another excellent reason for ditching animal products and choosing vegan food at every meal. It’s clear that your diet can impact life in the bedroom!”

So there you have it! If this doesn’t convince non-vegans, what will?!

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Dutch-English Vegan Couple Meets on Veggly! #OurVegMatch

We get so happy when we help bring a new vegan couple together! 🌱 And this story is particularly great because it crosses borders! That’s right: Charity is from Netherlands and Joe is from the UK.

Veggly’s main mission is to help vegans and vegetarians find their soulmates and we firmly believe distance is less of a barrier when it means to find people with similar values and ethics!

Charity and Joe believed that and are now dating. 😊 Here’s the testimonial Charity shared with us:

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“Our story started when both of us started to scroll through Veggly. Both of us realized that the vegan datingpool is very small and we definitely didn’t expect things to turn out this well. Finding someone who is vegan is great but it obviously takes much more to fall in love and to build a good relationship. From the moment we started talking we realized how many things we have in common and how many shared interests we have.


Joe is from UK and I, Charity, am from the Netherlands. It didn’t take long before we really wanted to meet in person and so Joe booked a flight to meet me in Amsterdam on my birthday. Needless to say it was the best birthday ever. We went climbing and shared meals at some of the many amazing vegan restaurants that Amsterdam has.


Shortly after, I flew to the UK to stay with Joe, we were both very sure that we wanted to be together. We went on a trip to the Lake District (England) and Isle of Skye (Scotland) by car. We camped every night in our tent, did lots of hikes, and took baths in the ice-cold lakes.

As Scotland is notorious for its rain we had to spend four days and nights in the car as all the campsites were flooded. Even though a car is a very confined space to be locked up in for so many hours we had a lot of fun as we continued cooking our porridge breakfasts and stir-fries in the car. I think on this trip we realized that our adventurous souls had found each other.

As I had to go back to the Netherlands to pass my driving test, Joe came with me. I showed him some of my favorite places in my region before we headed back to live together in the UK. We recently bought a van together. We are in the process of converting it to a camper so we can travel together through Europe.

Thank you Veggly for making it possible to find each other. Both of us have never been this happy in life and we are very sure we won’t ever need a dating app again 😉”

There you have it! Another vegan couple Veggly helped creating. This 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!

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