While it’s not guaranteed that wishful thinking and a sunny attitude will match you with your ideal beloved in record time, it is practically guaranteed that you scientifically proven that people gravitate to generally happy folks.Get involved with your life, date yourself (yes, I know that sounds corny), and do the things that bring you great joy with people you admire. Ashlee Piper is Writer & Community Manager at Vegucated.Once you’ve determined where you are along this spectrum, determine your boundaries. How often has life surprised us with sterling, blow-our-minds-caliber people who fast become important to us but would never have met our initial criteria for friends or partners?Again, no one can determine these parameters for you, but getting crystal clear on what you can and cannot tolerate is the first step in being honest about what kind of relationship you want and knowing how to find it. Many people require that their ideal partner share their faith, political leanings, and other commonalities, and veganism is no less important or valid. Life’s fun that way, and love kinda works like that, too.Even if you don’t meet your match, you’re very likely to meet interesting people and have some fun experiences.This is the part where everyone starts shakin’ in their faux leather boots.For others, veganism is a principled code, a way of life, a religion of sorts that affects food, fashion, entertainment, and other decisions.I say this affectionately, because it’s the latter for me.
If, on the other hand, your date is offensive, disrespectful, or thinks all vegans are crazies, well then thank your lucky stars that you know early and can move on to greener pastures.
For those who are committed to finding a strictly vegetarian or vegan partner, a host of new and encouraging sites (some are even free! I’m attached, so I haven’t personally used these sites, so with any dating site, please use discretion and common sense when sharing information online: Vegan Dating, Vegan Passions, Veggie Date, Veggie Connection, Vegan Dating Service, Vegans In Love, and Green Singles are just a few. Get involved with things that bring you joy and cement your values.
Wouldn’t it be awesome if your soulmate found you whilst you were sitting on your duff at home? Volunteer at a sanctuary or animal shelter, go to a book signing of an author whom you admire, train for a race, attend a screening of an environmental documentary, travel to visit a vegan restaurant in a nearby city with a group of friends, leaflet at a university.
We’re assailed by what-ifs, endless possibilities, and the nagging feeling that what we’re desiring might not be out there. Stay busy doing things you love, be positive, and stay hopeful.
Positive psychology and the laws of attraction are real, people.