3 out of 4 Veg Speed Daters (74%) find matches at their first event
241 love connections were made during our Feb’17 launch

Why does Veg Speed Date work so well?

This isn’t your typical speed dating. We are committed to vegans and vegetarians. Led by Karine Brighten, our team is made up of longtime, active members of the veg community, and we spend all our energy figuring out how to find matches for veg singles only. Everyone you meet at our events will be vegan or vegetarian. We only partner with veg-friendly businesses and venues. And we definitely won’t suggest you go hunting as a fun activity for your second date (yes, seriously, there is another site recommending that).

We work hard to make sure there’s an equal number of men and women – or very close to it, at our male & female events. There will never be a Veg Speed Date event with 25 women and 5 men! For our LGBTQ events, we work to ensure we have as many people as possible. We put in tons of time and effort to make sure your chances for a real connection are optimised. If you’ve been feeling frustrated that it’s hard to meet a vegan or vegetarian of the opposite sex, or that shares your sexual orientation, Veg Speed Date is here to help!

Karine, our founder, has refined her unique Veg Speed Date concept over 5 years – she’s thought through every detail to make sure people have a great time, don’t need to worry about feeling rejected, and have the best chance of making that special connection. Her events have resulted in life-changing matches for San Francisco vegans and vegetarians — just take a look at the success stories and check out how Veg Speed Date has given rise to long-term relationships, marriages, and families. Now we’re creating these kinds of success stories all over the United States and Canada!

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We Get the Details Right

These events are about the details. We keep the groups small so that they’re not overwhelming and you have time to really connect. We’ve found that more intimate settings help love connections happen – which is the whole point anyway, right? We refuse to run speed dating events with 50+ people and only a few minutes to talk.

Our events are set up for your success. Typically there will be 20-30 participants. For our heterosexual events, that means about 10-15 women and 10-15 men. In our 5+ years experience, this size is the most fun and optimises your chances of a real love match.

The event was fantastic! It ran smoothly, there were plenty of interesting people to chat with, and I’m happy with the matches I got. I’m looking forward to the future events.

Veg Speed Dater, Ottawa, 2016
Casual, friendly atmosphere. Not competitive or rushed. I would definitely attend another event.
Veg Speed Dater, Washington DC, 2017
I loved it. It was way less awkward than I thought it would be.
Veg Speed Dater, Edmonton, 2017

Answers to some Common Questions

Is speed dating any more effective than online dating?


Speed dating is 10 TIMES more effective than online dating

According to the New York Times,Customers of online dating services typically end up going out with fewer than 1 percent of the people whose profiles they study online. But something very different happens at a speed-dating event. The average participant makes a match with at least 1 in 10 of the people they meet; some studies have found the average is 2 or 3 out of 10.” 

But aren't there way more vegan & vegetarian women than men?

Actually that's a misconception... (FLIP ME OVER!)

The gender split is actually about even

While some polls have historically suggested this used to be the case, more recent polls show the gender split is pretty much even as of 2016. There is even some evidence that more men are vegan than women! But overall, the Vegetarian Resource Group — the organization that has done this research most consistently — concludes it is a “misconception that more women than men are vegetarian.”

So: don’t worry about there being more women than men at our events. The statistics are in your favour, and, Karine has been producing these events for years and has gotten really skilled at balancing the ratio. In fact this is one of the reasons her events are so successful and continue to please customers.

Exceptional!!! This event is the most gracious, easy and comfortable way to meet quality men that I can think of. I never knew these men existed before this event. I love that every thing was so precisely organized. Thank you again for offering the best way to meet vegan & vegetarian men; nothing else compares!!!!
Veg Speed Dater, Philadelphia, 2017

As a vegan male, it has been increasingly important for me to find a like minded gal, so it was great having a roomful of single eligible vegan girls to chat with! I’ve attended non-veg speed dating events and found Karine Brighten’s event to be much better organized with an even number of girls and guys! I look forward to attending other events in the future!

Veg Speed Dater, Ottawa, 2016

The positive feedback we get after every event inspires us to keep widening their reach.

Every time we hear that someone had a great time, met someone special, found a loving partner, or started a family, as a result of our events, we can’t help but want to do more. So now we are. We’re taking Veg Speed Date to vegan and vegetarian singles across the United States and Canada!