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Vegans are more desirable in the dating world, according to a social experiment conducted by animal rights charity PETA.

The organization used
the popular dating app Tinder to determine whether users were more eager to
date someone who loves bacon, or who loves animals.

Carnist vs vegan

Two
contrasting accounts – visible in Pittsburgh, Dallas, and Los Angeles – were
created for a 27-year-old man called ‘Alex’.

One showed
Alex next to a vegan ice-cream sign wearing a ‘vegan’ hat – another framed
Alex as a bacon enthusiast, with the same images doctored to show him wearing a ‘bacon’ hat and standing next to a sign advertising cheeseburgers.

Multinational

While the
American experiment revealed that the vegan got 50 percent more ‘right swipes’ from
users, similar studies in Australia and the UK showed roughly double the number
of likes for the vegan account.

PETA’s Zachary
Toliver cited studies which suggest vegans are better lovers – and highlighted
perks of dating a vegan.

He wrote: “It’s
nice to snuggle up with someone who’s passionate and compassionate.”

Emily Court

Emily Court is a writer and content creator published in Plant Based News, Raise Vegan, Living Vegan and The Financial Diet. A self-described "recovering vegan hothead," she is now a pragmatic member of Vancouver's vibrant and growing plant-powered community. Hailing from Halifax, Nova Scotia, she holds a BA in Spanish and certificate in Intercultural Communication from Dalhousie University, where her thesis focused on topics of cultural and gender-based discrimination....