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! 🌱 😊

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