Nov 13th 2006
I just wanted to say thank-you so much VeggieDate!
I had never joined an e-dating service before
as I was wary of who was on them. I found
the link to your website via some information
I got from Farm Sanctuary folks. I was a new
vegetarian at the time (I'm vegan now), and
their literature suggested getting out and
meeting other like-minded folks in the community
and they also mentioned veggie dating services
was one way to do that. I had no idea such
a thing existed at the time, but I thought
hey, great! At least we would have some important
lifestyle/ethical things in common so I gave
it a try. The first picture I saw, the first
ever e-mail I sent via a dating service and
YIPPEE!! I met my future husband on your website.
We got engaged 18 months after we first met,
and got married 2 months later. We are very,
Thank-you so much VeggieDate!! You helped
pave the way to a very happy, fulfilling and
truly blessed life for my husband & I
and our little family.
Nov 6th 2006
From Heather in Lexington, Kentucky
My sexy veggie man and I are getting married!
We met on your site 2 1/2 years ago. I wasn't
expecting much, maybe just a pen pal. After
a few emails, we met for coffee and fell in
love. He's exactly the man I had been deaming
of, but didn't think existed. There's nothing
in the world like true love. Thank you Veggiedate!
From: Joy - from Ottawa
"I have truly met the love of my life.
We not only share the same diet but
the same principles and life priorities. There
does not seem to be any
topic we cannot discuss, nor a problem we are
not both willing to work out.
The more we get to know each other, the more
we realize we are meant to be
together. Truly he is my soul-mate!
We both had profiles posted on other singles
sites but neither of us were
meeting other people who were really like-minded.
Rather coincidentally I
discovered Veggidate.org and signed up June
11th...which just happened to be
his birthday. I found him through a VeggieDate
search in July and, after a
few encouraging phone conversations, he drove
12 hours from his city to mine
so that we could meet in person.
That was in the middle of August, and now
in November we are planning our
wedding, and in the new year we will bridge
the distance between us when I
move with my two children to live with him
in New York.
We were both married and divorced and knew
what we didn't want...but it
wasn't until we met each other that we realized
what we had been missing and
now know exactly what we do want!
I wish everyone can find a partner and relationship
equally as amazing and
fulfilling as ours is!"
Mark From New Jersey
Writes September 30, 2006
I met the most wonderful person through veggiedate...
we got married this July. I just wanted to thank
you for offering your services
Date: Sun, 02 Jul 2006
Subject: RE: VeggieDate Quarterly: Free 3 months,
for getting new member.
please take me offf of your mailing list. With
your help, I met and married
the love of my life.
Date: Wed, 21 Jun
Jesse and I met through Veggiedate a couple
of years ago : )
Email correspondence led to a few meetings
and we fell in love : )
We are a family now and expecting our first
baby in January 2007!
Thank you so much!
Sent: Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Subject: VeggieDate comments about deleted ad
Thanks for your concern. I actually met somebody
on your site over 3 years ago and we will
be married in September. Thanks for the
opportunity for us to meet as I'm sure we
never would have otherwise.
Nov 17th 2005
Just wanted to send you a very BIG Thank
You! Joe and I met thanks to your web-site,
we've been together now for 9 months, and we
are very happy!:o) We both wanted to find our
"someone" and we have! It's almost
impossible now to think of a time when he wasn't
in my life. He is my Honey and my best-friend!
Thanks again! Much love, Lorraine x
James writes: Another success story
Kimberly hot listed me almost a year ago to
the day. I immediately emailed her and we chatted
via email for a couple of weeks. Our first date
was Dec. 10 - we went to Sunflower Cafe in Vienna,
VA - an all vegetarian asian restaurant. We
hit it off right away. Kimberly moved closer
to me and we spent weekends with our 3 doggies
at the dog park and checking out all the good
vegan restaurants in DC. As our relationship
progressed, eventually we started talking about
moving in together. Then, two weeks ago, I surprised
Kimberly with a trip to the vegan B&B, Sweet
Thyme Inn, in West Virginia. While on a hike,
I asked her to marry me - and she said YES!
Anyway - thank you so much for providing this
incredible resource. We're looking forward to
spending the rest of our lives together thanks
to your website. We wanted to share our happiness
and hope your other subscribers find what they
are looking for as we did. Best wishes - Jamie
and Kimberly (and Sophie, Molly and Rory, too)
Friday, November 11,
I want to thank you for helping me meet my
husband. I put my ad on winter 2004, within
a few days, Ilya emailed me. We both live
Russia, but then we lived on separate sides,
he lived in Moscow and I lived in Irkutsk.
We both have been vegetarian since we were 13.
Actually, I couldn't have even imagined that
I could find a vegetarian guy! We have so much
in common, we wrote so many huge letters to
each other. Then, on March 3rd, he invited me
to Moscow (and payed for the plane tickets and
everything else) for the weekend! It was great!
Then, when I got back to Irkutsk, I realized
that I want to live in Moscow and be close to
him. So, I moved to Moscow in late April. His
mom found me a job and we were dating. It was
great! Then, in autumn 2004 he proposed to me.
On July 9th 2005 we were married! Everything
is wonderful! I want to thank you for helping
me find my soul mate.
Anna and Ilya,
Tue Nov 1st, 2005
Married last year, baby due Jan. 15th, 2006!!
and I met on Veggie Date 5 1/2 years ago (March
9, 2000), and got married in Oslo, Norway,
on November 27th, 2004! THANK YOU,
I tried Veggie Date on a whim, after seeing
an ad for a 3-month trial period for the site.
After meeting some neat (and, well, less neat)
guys, I became a paying member. John wrote
to me shortly after the trial period was over,
and it was love at first phone call! We talked
for an hour, and I felt really connected.
We met at a Chinese veggie restaurant in NYC,
and continued connecting. It felt so good
to be with him. Time flew, and I felt so comfortable.
It was so nice and natural! To make it even
sweeter, my fortune cookie that night said
that I was "about to embark on my life's
journey of love!" I shyly read it to
John, who lifted his glass (of NYC water)
and toasted to that! Ah, it was so romantic!
The relationship blossomed, and we moved in
together a year later, in 2001. We moved to
Oslo in 2002, and have been here since. Our
traditional Norwegian (vegetarian) wedding
(with a Jewish flavor, as I'm a rare specimen
of Norwegian Jew), was so beautiful that it
takes my breath away thinking about it a year
Our first child is due on Dr. Martin Luther
King, Jr.'s birthday! We're thrilled, and
can't wait to meet our little veggie!
THANK YOU again, for helping to make dreams
come true! The happiness you have helped me
to find--how can I thank you enough for the
biggest gift life has to offer?? I can only
say thank you a million times more!!! I thank
you every day of my life!
Sarah and John Waters
HI, there. I met my an amazing man on VeggieDate
in 2000. We are now married with a 3 1/2 year
old son and a brand new baby boy. I have
never been happier and feel so lucky to be with
him. Having our ethics in common has been so
essential to how we operate as a couple, and
is so important in raising our boys with continuity.
Nathan really is a man I admire and look
forward to growing old with. I am grateful
to have benefited from your site. Thank you!!!
Sept 17th, 2005
Hut and I met on your web site last summer.
Our first date was wonderful
and we have been together ever since. We
are now engaged and have a home
together. Thanks for the connection! Lisa
Sept 1st, 2005
Just thought I'd share some happy news with
you...and a success story for
VeggieDate. After having met via VeggieDate
(we both had ads on your
site)...Kris and I were married on Sept.
17th of this year!
Kayla Rae :)
Thought you might enjoy adding this to your
list of successful love stories!
Sept 1st, 2005
Dear Veggie Date,
Just to update you on another success story.Campbell
and Lemur Lady (Sue) met through your Website
last year. The attraction was instant and
magical. We set up home together earlier this
year and were married on the 29th July. We
had a wonderful Ceremony at Haughmond Abbey,
Shrewsbury, followed by a 'vegan' Reception
at a local Hotel. Carnivores and veggies alike
commented on how fantastic the food was!
Many thanks for bringing us together.
we are completely and blissfully in luuuvvv
Campbell & Sue xx
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2005 8:21 PM
I wanted to thank you for providing me the
opportunity to safely meet
other vegetarians through your lovely site.
Not only did I meet some
interesting people but I met my fiance. I
never had the chance to meet,
much less date, other vegetarians but through
your site I was able to find
many others with the same conciousness as
myself, eventually leading Victor
and I to finding each other. Thanks again!
P.S. I forgot to mention also that my dad
and step mother (Jesse and Lila) met on this
site about 6 years ago and have been happily
married ever since. Thanks again!
Sent June 6th 2005
Here is our story:
Ken had 5 bicycles (and no car) and looked on
veggiedate. He found me. I also have 5 bicycles,
though I did have a car. In one of my pictures,
I was wearing a helmet and rain gear. Who else
but a bikie would find that attractive? :-)
Ken emailed me. Needless to say, I emailed him
right back. After a while we spoke on the phone.
Among other similarities, we found that our
politics meshed. Ken met my big three (wants
in a man - vegetarian, cyclist, politics); who
would have thought. About a month and a half
after the first email, we met in person. Since
we lived about 50 miles apart, I had to be the
one to drive down there. Our first meal together
was a Jamba Juice smoothie and Noah's bagels.
For a year and a half, with no cell phones and
only one car (we're both on the low tech side),
we saw each other other every weekend and spoke
often on the phone. Ken was willing to do the
grueling trip to my place by bicycle and public
transit; it took him 3 hours! In July 2004 we
moved in together and continue to be happy together.
Another interesting aspect to this story
is that I used to live in this area from 1979
- 1986. Ken had seen me bicycling around many
times, but he wasn't a cyclist then, so I
never noticed him. He'd even almost spoken
with me once at a health food store but was
too shy. (I wish he had!) Evidently, I was
one of his inspirations for getting into cycling
and eventually getting rid of his car. We
knew a lot of the same people in the bicycle
activist circle. Unfortunately, I had already
moved away by the time Ken started pedaling.
Of course, the happy ending is that veggiedate
got us together!
Diane and Ken
Sent June 6th 2005
Dear Steve and VeggieDate,
Just wanted to send you yet another happy
story. I've been a member of VeggieDate on
and off for over the years, since I was in
college. I've met many good people through
VeggieDate in that time. In fact, the first
man I had good conversations with through
your site is still a good friend.
Just over a year ago, I met Alex, who is
now my partner. He did a search on VeggieDate
for women with "rock climbing" in
their profile. He found two, and one of
them happened to be me. We started talking
even though he lived several hours drive away,
on the other side of the Sierra-Nevada mountains.
Our first kiss was at the top of a climb at
Lover's Leap near Lake Tahoe, about halfway
between our homes. On the anniversary of that
kiss, he moved in with me.
Thank you so much for providing the meeting
ground. I never thought I'd meet someone with
whom I have so much in common and with whom
I feel so at home. The pool of people might
be smaller on VeggieDate than on other sites,
but there are some darn fine fish in that
Sent: Thur, April
You really were responsible for a wonderful
I registered on veggiedate without any
pre-conceptions, as a UK citizen. Very quickly
a chap called John contacted me from Maryland
in the US. We emailed for a while, then
talked for hours into the night on the phone
for a while before meeting last May, June,
July & August. I then went out to the
States on a career break for 6 months and
lived with John during that time. I'm back
in the UK now earning some cash to pay for
my next career break - which will be getting
married to the very same, gorgeous, wonderful
John next June. Yippee!!
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to
meet the person I've been looking for my whole
life. If you could just have arranged for
him to be this side of the Atlantic, it would
have been all the better!! Having said that,
both he and I are looking forward to the stimulation
and challenge of living and working in each
Sent: Thur, April 07, 2005
Thanks to VeggieDate, I have a serious relationship
with a wonderful man and also a new good friend!
VeggieDate your service has been a blessing
in my life!!!
I will not be renewing membership at this time
- since my life is quite full.
THANK YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sent: Tuesday, March 08, 2005
Just a quick thanks to you and all at Veggie
date. Last year, I emailed Lemur Lady.. didn't
expect much.. this year we are officially
in love,buying a home together and all.
Best wishes to you and keep up the good work.
Sent: Tuesday, March 08, 2005
Subject: VeggieDate Web Email: Question/Comment
From: Gary & Sarah
On behalf of both Sarah and myself, I would
like to take a moment
to sincerely thank VeggieDate for offering such
a fantastic service that
allows compassionate, like-minded individuals
the opportunity to find true
love. One and a half years ago Sarah and
I shared our first date, a
beautiful, picturesque autumn day that seemed
as though it belonged only to
us. As if they had leapt from the most finely
crafted pages of a storybook
romance, from the first day until now, and for
many more to come, each day
brings with it the truth of what dreams may
become. We have found our
soulmates in each other, and for that we are
Gary & Sarah
Feb, 24th 2005
I just wanted to thank your service because
nearly four months ago I met someone through
this who is now my fiancee. Without your
website I might have never met her and I really
appreciate what you do.
Many many thanks,
Jan 15th 2005
Subject: Another Success Story:
My membership expired yesterday. I have not
renewed because I met the man I want to spend
the rest of my life with through VeggieDate.
He wrote to me last December, a few days after
I joined. The first time we talked on the phone
I knew I loved him. We live 500 miles apart
and get together about once a month. I'm looking
for a job near his home, as he can't change
locations for a few years. We plan to marry
eventually. Thank you for bringing me the best
relationship I've ever had.
Linda & Jerry
28th, 2004, update of Aug 2003 story.
Just to summarize what has occurred in our lives,
my wife and I were both listed on Veggiedate.
We got married August 3, 2003 in a small civil
ceremony. We did it again a formal ceremony
which included family and friends and got remarried
on September 4, 2004. It was performed by
an interfaith minister, in Oakdale New York
(we live in Florida) and we had an Indian prayer
read. Your site played a HUGE role in our getting
together. That is why we wanted to send you
an updated photo to include in the testimonial.
We still love your site and will check it out.
Again, thanks. Your site is excellent and there
is someone out there for everyone. My wife and
I are both over 50 and never married. Neither
one of us thought we would meet anyone. Now,
we are very happy.
27th of December, 2004
Pregnant Australian Vegan and Canadian Vegan
in Korea Fall In Love...
~ Jeff and I found each other in July 2004
through the VeggieDate website. Jeff is Canadian
and I am Australian. (I am "Desert Girl,"
and Jeff is 1608.)
Jeff moved to central Australia in October
and we are now living here together very happily
with a beautiful baby. The baby's other biological
parent is from a previous bad relationship
that I was in, which ended a few months into
my pregnancy. I had awful morning sickness
and quit my job as a tour guide. Alone, feeling
sick and sometimes sad, unemployed and pregnant
I thought I would not find a new partner for
a couple of years. Despite the circumstances
I was mostly happy and enjoyed my social/family
life and my pregnancy.
day I was searching for my favourite website
"The Food Revolution" by John Robbins
when I stumbled across VeggieDate. Very curious
but a little shy I investigated. I have never
seen or used an internet dating/connections
site before so when I tried this one, I couldn't
help feeling embarrassed and kept it a secret.
I took up the free trial offer and created
a profile. I posted a picture of myself and
stated that I was seeking friendship (not
dating). I did not look at other profiles
and I soon forgot about my ad. Then a couple
days later I received three emails from friendly
strangers. How exciting! Then I discovered
I could look at all these profiles of other
people. It felt wonderful to be in a virtual
environment full of other vegetarians and
like-minded people. Suddenly I was in the
As I was scrolling through summary profiles
of people I came across Jeff. I noticed the
country "Korea" and that his face
was not of Korean ancestry and found that
curious. I was also impressed that he was
a vegan and didn't drink or smoke just like
me. . I have never met anyone else before
who shares these values. I read his profile
(luckily he had recently renewed his membership)
and discovered he was teaching English in
the city of Daegu. Coincidently my best friend
did exactly the same thing the year before.
I emailed Jeff's profile to my friend and
she suggested I write to him. So I did! Was
I glad I did that!
Jeff and I shared an instant connection. We
have soooo much in common. It's so wonderful.
He was surprised of course when I told him
I was pregnant and single. We wrote very long
intellectual emails to each other about animal
rights, the state of the planet, Aborigines,
our country of origin, our diet, we sent photos
of each other, then followed long phone calls.
South Korea and central Australia coincidently
share the same time zone so phoning at the
right time was easy. For the first time in
many years I was able to have intellectual
conversations that really challenged my paradigms
of thinking. After resistance at first, I
have changed the way I think about our relationship
with animals. I now see that animals (unless
rescued from their deaths) such as dogs, horses,
bees and cows who are used for their milk
are our slaves. Like the black slaves of America,
given the choice, would rather be free.
We decided to meet. My baby was due to be
born in early October. Jeff was due to finish
a university course he was taking in early
October. Two days after he graduated, Jeff
packed up the life he knew in South Korea
and flew down to Australia to be with me and
the baby. While Jeff was on a jumbo jet plane,
I was in labour! He arrived the day after
my son was born and we met in the hospital!
We looked into each other's eyes for the first
time and fell inlove! (Well actually we had
already fallen inlove over the internet.)
We were both suddenly parents, experiencing
the joy and the stresses of a newborn baby.
Jeff is really enjoying parenthood and I think
it's great too. He is now settling into a
new town and also continues his animal rights
activism. I am a full time parent but I also
continue my environmental activism and Greens
politics. We love our baby and each other
enormously and embrace our future with excitement,
confidence and boundless possibilities.
~ My first impression of "Desert Girl"
(DG) was attraction and apprehension. I was
very attracted to her passionate soul and
dedication to helping animals and our environment.
I was apprehensive because I have very radical
animal rights beliefs and I was afraid that
she would find them unfamiliar. When I saw
that she liked horse riding (something I strongly
disagree with) I did not expect that we would
become romantic. I also was not expecting
to ever find a life partner. But when we communicate
with each other it is so beautiful; we share
such a genuine and loving connection. Our
understanding and appreciation of each other
grows and grows.
A third thing I never expected was to be
a parent, but now that I am I love it very,
very much. Nurturing a vegan child to build
a strong, positive, altruistic character is
as challenging as it is rewarding. The baby's
smiles make my heart smile and I feel so at
peace in this family.
Aside from the many things that DG and I have
in common, we have perfect chemistry and compliment
each other absolutely. I teach her what I
know about animal rights and she teaches me
what she knows about environmentalism. We
continue to learn from each other as our love
deepens every day. I love DG so much, she
fills me -- overflows me -- with joy and warmth
and love. It is so amazing that the foci of
our passions are different, as we share and
embrace the other's passion and they overlap
into one. That is the metaphor for our life.
Desert Girl and Jeff
Dec 6th 2004
From: Michelle & Felipe
Dear Veggie Date Team,
We want to thank you so much for providing
a platform for other vegans/vegetarians to
meet. I had become a member after seeing a
posting at a local Whole Foods Market because
I had realized I could never date another
meat eater. Soon after I decided to see if
any vegans existed south of the border, and
to my suprise there was one! Felipe and
I met in February of 2003 and were recently
married, August 14th, 2004.
Thank you for bringing us together and allowing
two lives, two hearts and two cultures to
Felipe & Michelle
Nov 8th, 2004
veggiedate resulted in a marriage a little earlier
this year between another former veggiedate
member and me. :) I met plenty of odd people
along the way, but I ended up finding and marrying
an extraordinarily wonderful man through veggiedate.
Oct 14, 2004
Thanks for the wonderful service you provide.
I met my soul-mate, the
love of my life, after only two weeks
of rejoining veggie date.
I've never been happier! We are planning our
new life together thanks
Sent: Tuesday, October 05, 2004 1:45 PM
Subject: VeggieDate Ad UPDATE
Name: Lianne, Member Number: 25102, city: Clifton
I just un-hid my ad to announce to the Veggie
Date world that I met my match, Jason, in
November 2003, he proposed to me in August and
we are getting MARRIED in January 2005! We are
having a lovely all vegan wedding in my home
town, and then I'll be moving states for the
first time in my life to be with the man I love,
and our two cats, forever. Good luck everyone!
We'll post our story and picture after the wedding
seeking = I already found him!