Supermarkets are driven by demand – and social media gives a medium to voice such demands – so, the rise in veganism can, I believe, be the reason supermarkets are catering for us.
The message is being heard and spread because it’s backed up by science, welfare concerns, health concerns and, it has to be said, the promotion from celebrities and, in particular, sports stars, as a healthy diet. We have, you know, the same issues as everyone else – and we also like to fall in love. To say there’s a lot written about vegan dating on social media is like saying “vegans like to argue on Facebook”, but the truth is, there is one simple rule – there are no rules!
There was a lot of excitement in vegan forums around the launch of Grazer – it’s free and it’s pretty much the vegan version of Tinder – although there are vegans on Tinder too – I know, I’ve been on there too!
I, and many other vegans, eat too much processed food – because it’s available.Let’s be honest, most people are on Facebook, so joining a dating group on there is just as likely to bring you success as any “paid for” or “traditional” online dating site.I have met former partners, new friends and dates just by chatting to new friends on Facebook in the past – just the act of interacting online can bring people together. Yes, people still meet in the pub, club, at gigs, in the gym, at work and while out bird watching (not so much).Most restaurants have vegan options and veganism is talked about in the national press.Even farmers have been complaining about plant milk being called “milk” – because they see the rise in its popularity as a threat to the declining dairy industry.