On Veggly, when we hear the stories of people who found a partner or friends, it’s reason to celebrate. Hearing about a Vegan Marriage is just spectacular!
A moment like that happened just about a week ago. I was going through my work emails, as usual, when I came across one titled “Veggly Marriage”. When I open it, I read this heartwarming story of Kendra and Dave! We live and work hard to hear stories like these! Our main goal has always been to bring the veggie community together and to see our wish come true feels amazing.
Kendra and Dave are both from and live in southern California. The isolation of COVID encouraged them to move online in order to meet other like minded people.
They found each other on Veggly in February 2021. Their vegan marriage took place in March 2022, on their one year anniversary of being a couple!
Husband and wife have both been vegan for 15 years, so being in a vegan relationship is important to them and ultimately what brought them to Veggly.
Besides their love for fruit, plants and animals, Dave and Kendra surf, swim, meditate, travel, hike, adventure and love life together.
They couldn’t be happier and more grateful to have found each other.
In the name of the entire Veggly team, we wish you both a long, happy and kind life together Congratulations to the perfect couple! 😍🌱
Germany is wúnderbar for vegans and vegetarians looking for love! German cities top the new rankings for best cities in the world for vegan dating. Cologne takes the top spot, closely followed by Frankfurt, then London.
Did you know that with Veggly you can teleport to all of these cities?
6th May – Veggly, the world’s leading dating app for vegans and vegetarians, today releases new data ranking the best cities in the world for vegan dating. Two of Germany’s top cities take both first and second place; Cologne takes the crown this year, ranking as number one with the highest number of users in relation to population – 8,410 users per million.
Frankfurt is ranked second in the world, in relation to population, with 7,476 users per every 1 million people in the city.
London, which was number 1 in the 2020 edition of the rankings, is next up, with 5,742 users per million, in third place. Despite its slight slip down the rankings, London remains the top city in the world for the highest overall number of users.
Copenhagen follows closely behind London in fourth place with 5,508 users per million. Then in fifth place is Barcelona with 3,874 users per million.
Milan takes sixth place with 2,717 users per million, followed by Paris with 2,272 users per million. LA is next on the list in eighth place. The top US city in the rankings, with 2,209 users per million and highest ranked non-European city to find love.
Sneaking into the top 10, in ninth and tenth place respectively are Toronto with 1,888 users per million, and São Paulo, very close behind, with 1,875 users per million.
Even though, overall, Europe takes the top 5 spots, the US still boasts the most numbers overall of any individual country.
As Veggly continues to grow steadily in number, more vegans and vegetarians than ever before are finding love online. To let users try the app in one of these hotspots, for the month of May, Veggly is now offering free teleportation , so people are able to match with users from all over the world and hopefully find love. Daters can now experience what it’s like to be a Veggly user in any city in the world, but temporarily setting their location to wherever they choose.
Commenting on the new global data and rankings, Founder of Veggly, Alex Felipelli, said:
“It’s great to see so many new and developing vegan dating hotspots popping-up across Europe and the wider world. This shows how the growth of veganism, vegetarianism and flexitarian living is undeniable now – this is the future! And we are honored to support these people and help them find new love and relationships. That’s why Veggly exists!
“It’s also interesting to see two German cities surge up the rankings and overtake London. Vegan living is seeing a big movement in growth throughout the country – we are hoping this trend spreads in all directions across Europe, and even more widely across the world.”
Top 10 cities (ranked by number of Veggly users in relation to population)
Veggly releases new list of sex position names, chosen by vegan users & vegan sexpert.
The ‘I love riding ewe!’
The move from Veggly is part of a new campaign to give equal rights to all animals, particularly cows, pigs, chickens and sheep, that don’t enjoy the same protection that is given to dogs and cats.
After polling several thousand of Veggly’s 500,000 users across the world, the final top 10 was selected and vetted by world-renowned vegan sexpert Venus O’Hara.
Commenting on the new names, Founder of Veggly, Alex Felipelli, said: “Doggy style is one of the world’s most popular and easy sex positions. This is fine, but why not give pigs, cows, sheep and chickens some credit? They don’t get treated the same as dogs, or cats. All animals deserve to be protected and celebrated, so how about we name some sex positions after them instead?
“We are honoured to partner with Venus O’Hara, a leading vegan sexpert and ‘Orgasm Activist’ on this project. She has been very helpful to us as a consultant on these new names and positions, and tips on how to ensure plant-based pleasure for all daters and new relationships.”
Also commenting on the new list of names, Venus O’Hara said:“Vegan sex is all about variety. You will notice that there is no equivalent of the missionary position on our list. Although missionary is probably the most popular position, it is also considered the most mundane one. Doggy style is also very popular but we think this is unfair on pigs. In fact, dogs have an unfair advantage over pigs in many aspects of non-vegan life. Even in the fetish world, there are kinksters who practise ‘puppy play’ which involves role-playing as a dog on all fours and barking, often while wearing a dog collar. We believe that ‘piggy play’ could be the next big thing among kinky couples. But with vegan leather accessories, of course. Whichever position you choose, don’t forget those vegan condoms, and have fun!”
Veggly, which now has over 500,000 users, is available throughout the world (users in 181 countries), Veggly is set to continue its rapid growth thanks to its growing army of vegan volunteers around the world who have worked together to translate the app from English into Spanish, German, Portuguese, French, Italian, Danish and Polish, with many more languages on the way.
In the U.S., between 30% and 40% of the food supply is wasted, with around 218.9 pounds of food waste per person sent for disposal. Factors such as over-consumption and poor planning of one’s trips to the supermarket, coupled with faulty storage at the retail level and many more factors, are difficult to excuse when you consider that world hunger is on the rise and affects almost 10% of people globally. Freeganism seeks to turn waste on its head. It is an alternative philosophy of living that seeks to minimize one’s participation in capitalism and to limit one’s consumption of capitalistic resources. The aim is to live as “freely” as possible, buying “nothing” (or close to it) and to live in less densely populated areas so they can escape modern consumer behaviors. What are some of the highs and lows that you can expect from dating a vegan freegan?
Freeganism and Veganism: A Vital Link
If you are vegan and you meet an attractive freegan, you will be delighted to know that they are probably vegans themselves. Freegans are firmly focused on ending animal cruelty, while also fighting against human rights abuse, the degradation of the environment, and climate change. Many freegans began as vegans, becoming increasingly convinced over time that capitalistic ambition and greed and meat consumption are inexorably linked. Animal welfare is definitely one of the defining values of this lifestyle.
Dating by the Dumpster
If you love nothing more than dining out at a fancy vegan restaurant, the downside is that you may not be doing much of that with your lover. Freegans are more into dumpster diving— in fact, this pastime is a core part of their lifestyle, as it enables them to find food that has been thrown away but that is actually in excellent condition. Some also make a living from the things they find in dumpsters, thus helping them avoid working in traditional jobs. In case you’re worried about the cops getting involved, don’t. Checking out trash is legal if done in a respectful, law-abiding way. Essentially, once trash is left at the dumpster, it becomes part of the “public domain.” If a romantic evening is on your mind, then make sure your home is tidy.
How Will Your Date End?
Freegans generally avoid renting or buying a home, preferring instead to squat on abandoned property. Finally, remember that they prefer to bike or walk places instead of riding in cars (they are, however, willing to hitchhike). So plan a date close to home so you can take a romantic walk to your chosen spot.
Are All Freegans Extreme?
If you start meeting more people from this community, you will find that there are many levels of freeganism. For instance, some freegans do enjoy working, but they will probably choose either volunteer work or work that can help people, animals, or the environment. Some do rent homes and if so, they most probably share their home with other dwellers to reduce space wastage and cut down on costs. Freeganism is a fascinating movement that can help put an end to many current problems, such as climate change and food wastage. Freegans are mostly vegan, since animal rights are a key value in their lifestyle. Dating a freegan can be unique, since you can learn about the art of dumpster diving with intelligence. You can also learn how to lower your carbon footprint by getting used to environmentally friendly means of transport (such as cycling). Freegans are sometimes considered “extreme” but if living simply and cutting down on consumption sound appealing, then a freegan might just be your perfect match.
Meet Maggie and Sam, who found each other on Veggly and fell in love at first sight – or should we say love at first text? And now are married! They told us one of the most beautiful stories and sent us some stunning photos from their wedding! We would like to share this inspiring love story with you:
“We would like to share a bit of our love story. My husband and I met through Veggly in 2020. We lived 200 miles away, and 3 days after connecting on Veggly, after talking for hours, we met halfway and had our first date, which lasted 8 hours! Our connection was undeniable.
First, we shared our values of respect towards all animals. Also, we were looking for something meaningful and true. Our personalities fit well together and we would have the longest most insightful conversations and the funnest times. Music connected us too.
We continued exploring the relationship and its different aspects, being pleasantly surprised on every step- and also facing and overcoming difficulties together.
We started arranging our weeks so that we could spend the most time together despite the distance.
Last year, we got engaged and then we moved together. We got married in January 2022 and are very happy. We are blessed to have each other and a lot of support from our family and friends. We have goals to work on together, and are thankful for the way. The love we share every day is such a gift.
The Universe made us meet, and we are thankful that it was through the help of Veggly.
Over the past decade, dating apps have proved that they are here to stay. Nowadays, most people have tried them, or at the very least know someone who has. However, the more popular they become, the more they are criticized for being too superficial and damaging users’ self-esteem. The initial conclusion here would be that this incredibly popular form of dating isn’t for everyone.
This is where new ways to do online dating start popping up. The best niche dating apps cater to specific groups of people with specific interests or traits who don’t feel contemplated by the most well known options. This kind of app has become even more popular, as pointed out by the Wall Street Journal, during the pandemic. Now, it seems that more and more people are opting for dating apps that gather people who already have something in common. Whether it’s shared interests or specific traits and lifestyles, many users now want likeminded matches.
For this list, we’ve selected apps that truly make an effort to do something different. Although they can get surprisingly specific, it’s good to see that online dating is now more accessible to different types of people. It’s important to note that some of these might offer better results depending on your location, after all, they are niche dating apps.
Dig – for dog lovers
Dig is a niche dating app made specifically for people who live a “dog-forward” lifestyle. Pet lovers no longer need to worry about finding a match who doesn’t get along with their furry best friend. Since everyone on the app is already a dog lover, there is an added bonus of possibly meeting new dogs as well!
Available at: App store – US/UK/DE/BR and Google play – US/UK/DE/BR
S’more – for the non-superficial
S’More defines itself as an “Anti-superficial dating app”. The reason? Well, in this app, you need to chat with your matches before you can see what they look like. To start, users can only see blurry pictures of each other, which then start to become clearer as the chat progresses. S’More definitely strives for more meaningful connections and appeals to people who are tired of the more common formats for dating apps.
Available at: App store – US/UK only
Veggly – for the plant based
Veggly is the dating app for vegans and vegetarians. Currently at the 600k users mark, Veggly is here to help you find your Veg-Love! Isn’t it so much better to meet like-minded people? Users can like, match and chat with each other, which can lead to something else. Veggly regularly publishes testimonials (https://www.veggly.net/testimonials/) from users who’ve found love. in the app, which is great for inspiration! Tired of having to filter through meat eaters? Then definitely check out Veggly!
Available at: App Store and Google Play
Feeld – for the open-minded
Here is an open minded community to help those who want to explore their identities and discover new forms of relationships. In Feeld, users can create individual or couple profiles and seek out three-way connections. It skips through a lot of awkwardness and judgment that may come through more conventional dating apps, leaving more room to focus about what you want and less to worry about what other people think.
Available at: App Store – US/UK/DE/BR and Google Play – US/UK/DE/BR
Nuit – for astrology match
Sometimes, even someone attractive and with shared interests might not be a good match. Maybe the reason is that something’s aren’t meant to be. With NUiT, you can place your trust in the stars above. This app uses your astrological birth chart to discover the important aspects of your personality. This information serves as a base for NUiT to match you with truly compatible people.
Available at: App Store – US/UK/DE and Google Play – US/UK/DE/BR
Tastebud – for music lovers
There are many ways to get to know a person but, sometimes, you just don’t feel like the good ol’ match followed by small talk. Tastebuds has one of the best ice-breakers built into it: musical taste. Here, users match with people who have similar tastes and can discuss favourite artists, share playlists and find the perfect date for the perfect concert.
Available at: App Store – US/UK/DE/BR and Google Play – US/UK/DE/BR
Ship – for matchmakers
Are you bored of swiping? Have your friends do it for you! If you think about it, they know you like nobody else, so if you haven’t found luck in love yet, get a little help from your friends! Ship allows your nearest and dearest to play matchmaker for you. The app offers group chat features to make sure your friends will find the right person for you.
Available at: App Store – US/UK/DE and Google Play – US/UK/DE/BR
Kippo – for gamers
If you are someone who still thinks gamers can’t date, think again! Kippo is a dating app made for gamers to bury once and for all the myth that gamers don’t socialize. With unique profile customization features, this app is really creative in the way it lets users present themselves.
Available at: App Store – US/UK/DE and Google Play – US/UK/DE/BR
Her – for lesbian, bi and queer
Queer women looking to make a connection? Forget about apps built for straight people and become a part of HER welcoming and safe community where you can join smaller community group chats, find single queer women in your area, make friends, go on a date, or just have fun. With the free app version, you can add friends, view profiles, start chats, view events, and join communities.
When it comes to making online dating more inclusive, there is still a lot of work to be done, although a number of other gay dating app options are available on the market most of them popularize with the male audience. HER came to offer a safe space for women in this niche.
Available at: App Store – US/UK/DE/BR and Google Play – US/UK/DE/BR
This is not a complete list of all niche dating apps, but we made a careful selection based on freshness, popularity and ratings on the app stores. We hope there is a right dating app for you and that you will find that special someone or at least a couple of new friends!
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! 😊🌱
Annibal and Mel met through #Veggly and are #dating nowadays. Take a look at the testimonial they shared with us:
“I met Mel through Veggly. I sent her a superlike, but I realized she hadn’t been on the app for a while. So I decided to look her up on Instagram and as I’m terrible at starting conversations, based on her posts, I started discussing some vegan cosmetics she used and recommended. Then I decided to ask her the recipe for the beautiful vegan cookies she had posted, and from then on our conversations became more and more frequent. I also couldn’t help asking her to join Veggly and accept my superlike; the result was that I got a superlike back! We are very happy together and we have many future plans, including a list of “things we will do together” that grows with our love. We’ll be Veggly’s most romantic couple! Thanks for everything!” – Annibal (@annibal.world _) and Melissa (@srta.melveg)
Meet Chelsea and Skyler, who found each other on Veggly and fell in love at first match. They told us one of the most beautiful stories we’ve received so far, and we would like to share this inspiring modern love story with you:
“February 3, 2021, aka, a *vegan* match made in Heaven. Almost throwing in the towel on dating apps, I came across an ad on Instagram featuring a dating app for vegans called Veggly. As ironic as it was, I had always remarked about the need for this type of app and how useful it would be for people as passionate about animal rights as I am.
Days after I downloaded the app, I got a notification that I had a new Veggly match, Skyler! He reached out to me and we immediately clicked, almost as if the two of us had just been waiting for the stars to align. We met just 4 short days after we matched, unknowingly spending our first of many Superbowl Sundays together!
Skyler and I had both expressed how exclusively drawn we were to each other on the app. From his race car driving photos to my many pictures in California, we were both immediately intrigued by one another and were extremely eager to get to know each other further. The connection we had seemed inevitable, as if it was so easy to get along that it would have taken effort for us not to like one another. Our first date quickly led to many more, and before we knew it we started dating just over a month after matching! We have now been dating a little under a year, and have had what feels like a lifetime of memories.
From a week-stay in Malibu, to spending the 4th of July in Oregon, the past year has brought us a bountiful amount of memories that we would not have been able to experience had it not been for Veggly. We can both easily identify that one of the strongest connections in our relationship has been centered around our veganism. Skyler is an incredibly talented cook, making us countless tasty vegan meals that has ultimately allowed us to further connect with each other through our same love for animals and our passion for a plant-based diet. With Skyler being vegan for about 6 years now, and reaching almost 4 years of veganism myself, the two of us are incredibly excited to continue our journey together and see where life takes us along the way. Little did we know the simple act of downloading an app would cause such a positive and beneficial change in both of our lives! Thank you, Veggly, for creating a space for such a special connection to be made!”
Quitting meat and other animal products to start a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle can come with its challenges. There are so many new things to discover or avoid and it can be overwhelming for someone who’s new to plant based living. However, a thrifty veggie doesn’t let any of that get in their way. We’ve selected 9 apps for vegans and vegetarians that are going to make everything about plant based living easier. This selection is made taking into consideration the number of ratings for each app and their overall ratings in the app stores to assess their popularity. Whether you’re looking to be more organized with your cruelty-free diet, or trying to figure out which products are vegan-safe, this list is for you!
One of the most popular platforms for vegans and vegetarians, HappyCow helps its users find vegan restaurants nearby. Actually, the app has already evolved far beyond that since its launch in 1999. HappyCow is great not just for finding vegan places, but also for checking out reviews and recommendations about these places. This one is essential both for new veggies and seasoned ones alike.
What started out with the ambitious goal to help 1 billion people become vegan by 2030 and to donate 1 billion dollars to the vegan movement has now become one of the most successful apps for vegans and vegetarians. This online community works to build a more sustainable world, and serves as a place to review and recommend brands, restaurants and products. The catch here is that, every time a user posts a review, they get $1 to donate to a charity related to the vegan movement.
Oh She Glows
This one simply had to be included in our top apps for vegans and vegetarians. Oh She Glows can be used as a recipe book, featuring recipes from an award-winning blog of the same name. This gem comes with beautiful photography to serve as inspiration, as well as a ton of customization options. Although the recipes here are carefully curated and edited for top reliability, you can adjust, add notes, remove ingredients and whatever else your heart desires.
Dr Greger’s Daily Dozen
Dr Greger’s top recommendations from his best-selling book, How Not to Diet, are all gathered in just one app. This one is less about what’s being eaten and more about how much and how often. The app is presented by the founder of nutrionfacts.org and is here to help users looking for a healthier diet. Without counting calories, you can keep track of your daily portions of fruits, vegetables, seeds and is a general life-saver in terms of having an organized diet.
Veggly is the dating app for vegans and vegetarians. Currently at the 500k users mark, Veggly is here to help you find your Veg-Love! After all, veggies need more than just yummy food to live a happy life. Users can like, match and chat with each other, which can lead to something else. There is also an emphasis on meaningful connections, so it’s also excellent to make new friends. Tired of having to filter through meat eaters? Then definitely check out Veggly!
Shopwell is a product scanner that takes into consideration not only barcodes and labels, but also the person using it. By creating a Food Profile with goals, restrictions and health concerns, each user gets a Score. With this information, the app can not only simplify the nutritional information, but also indicate how well it matches up with what the user has established in their profile. It also recommends similar products that might be a better choice, so definitely not just a product scanner!
Vegan Meal Plan
Here’s an app for vegans and vegetarians who want to step up their cooking game. Vegan Meal Plan comes with a bunch of gorgeous pictures and all the nutritional information to go along with mouth watering, healthy recipes. It makes whipping delicious meals up so much easier that the recipes themselves come with timers for each step of the recipe with a cooking time.
Over 100,000 options for vegan, raw and vegetarian restaurants? That sounds like a dream come true! Whether you are on the road or still haven’t found out where to get the best cruelty-free food near you, Vegan Maps is sure to have something that will please you.
Yuka is a product scanner that gives you all the information you need about a product, whether it’s food or cosmetics. It also gives a score based on nutritional quality, presence of additives and organic dimension. Based on these factors, the app tells the user which options are better and healthier. Yuka also recommends other products, which is always handy!
We get so happy when we bring a new vegan couple together! This is the main reason why we created Veggly and knowing that we are helping people this way make us very happy and inspire us to keep going!
Dario and Marta met through Veggly and are dating nowadays. Take a look at the testimony that they shared with us:
“Me and Dario met on Veggly in December 2020. I wasn’t looking for anything serious, but we immediately got along so well that our chats were almost endless. Unfortunately, Italy was in lockdown at the time and we lived in two different cities, Trento and Milan, so it was not possible to meet in person. However. we were so aligned on many things and share the same values that our desire to meet was increasingly stronger and in January Dario, with a quiet romantic gesture (and also forced by Covid regulations 😂), decided to come to my house and didn’t left it for the following months. Since then we always lived together, alternating between our two houses.
In this year we both grew together, learned how we worked together and as individuals, we traveled a lot, we argued, and made peace countless times. But, most importantly, we lived the love we both deserved 🥰…… and all of this would have never happened if that day in December Dario didn’t write me on Veggly. So thank you, because you too are part of our story 💕” – Dario and Marta (@ourlittleveganplace)