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jacinda77 Posted at 2011/07/08 8:17pm reply to

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I really wish someone here would do something like this! It gets even harder to find someone if you are hoping to find someone that's veg*n too. This would really rock if someone would do something like this, I would help!

http://www.iamveganlicious.com/Veganlicious/Community.html

I've never done it but at 33 and still haven't been close to finding THE ONE I guess I might try it at least once now lol. Although a former pescatarian that just went vegan found me on a dating site and we're meeting up tomorrow. See how it goes!
Ross Posted at 2011/07/08 8:26pm reply to

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Good luck on your date!

I believe there was a veggie speed dating night at Toy Joy a few years ago. Maybe it's something we should try throwing at some point! We've been meaning to add more features geared for folks looking to date other vegans, also.
jacinda77 Posted at 2011/07/08 9:48pm reply to

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That would be cool. Since I'm new here, I'm really trying but I'm kind of shy too so. I try not to be but it kind of just happens when you're trying to meet new people. I guess I could always post on FB and see if they think they might be able to do that again! Thanks.
Ross Posted at 2011/07/08 10:21pm reply to

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I think that was also when they had Dhaba Joy (The vegan bakery and cafe, so it might not work as well there now)
Gabriel Posted at 2011/07/09 9:43am reply to

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Yeah, I remember that Mike Litt put it on.  I think we had some people in the group that did it.  From what I recall, there weren't enough v*gans who replied to Veggie Speed Dating, so they ended up including meat-eaters at the last minute.  That kind of defeats the purpose for the vegans looking for other vegans, but I guess that they did it to not completely cancel the event.
Iron Clad Ben Posted at 2011/07/09 3:19pm reply to

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Whenever I see something like and someone says "hey I really like this idea, someone should do something like this!", my reactions is "well, why don't YOU do it?"  I'm happily married, but I know how hard it can be for veg singles.  Anyway, I imagine this would be a fair amount of work to put together but not too difficult, you should give it a shot!
jacinda77 Posted at 2011/07/09 11:01pm reply to

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Yeah I see what you mean Iron. But that's the thing. It's hard enough as it is, know what I mean? heh. Oh well...
weigand Posted at 2011/07/16 11:31pm reply to

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I've always thought that there should be a personal ads section on veganaustin.org. I once signed up to veggiedate, but the profiles there were rarely kept up to date, and the number of Austin people signed up was pretty small. It just didn't have the same local community feel and "aliveness" that veganaustin has.

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Kat Posted at 2011/07/28 12:10pm reply to

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So, I read this and thought a vegan mixer is a great idea! But before I and my production mates start putting this together, how many people would want to participate? I'm thinking we could get a couple of bands to play and maybe have a couple of fun games. I want to make it more of a party type thing than an actual sit-down-speed-dating type of thing. Any thoughts or suggestions?

Thanks!
Kat
peter Posted at 2011/07/28 12:33pm reply to

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Maybe, though I'm not sure if there would be enough participants, as Gabe mentioned about the last time they tried it. I'm a single vegan but I've kind of dropped the dating idea for now. If you did want to put one together, I would suggest not having bands, even with this being Austin and all. Loud music is not conducive to conversation.
GFDFRV Posted at 2011/07/28 1:20pm reply to

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I would go.  There is not that many events for singles much less that are Vegan happy
Cassandra Posted at 2011/07/28 1:49pm reply to

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Sure. I'm ready to try something new.
jacinda77 Posted at 2011/07/28 2:21pm reply to

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It doesn't have to be just vegan, what if it was vegetarian/vegan and we could get the vegetarian group to help promote as well? Also, I don't really want to do anything to big with bands and stuff where people who have significant others come and then you don't know who is single and who is not, know what I mean? I mean, it's already hard enough as it is putting too many into the mix. Because we'd have to have a lot of people show up to make it worth bands' while and it might be too expensive. You can't talk while bands are playing either. I was thinking I might see if a Veggie Restaurant might let us do it there. I mean, it would still rock if we did it mixer-style instead of the sit-down speed dating type thing. I've never done speed dating but it seems like a good way to get to know a little about a person kind of like an online profile ya know? Otherwise, when you go to a mixer it is a bit harder because you might be shy to go up to someone or someone you want to talk to might be covered up with people compared to another. Know what I mean? Those are just my thoughts.

What about Casa de Luz, Beet's Cafe, Mother's Cafe or if anyone else can think of the perfect place that might be willing to do this on a weeknight for a bit more business. I just lost my job or I'd try to start putting this together now. I am looking for work and would love to try to get this going with someone if they would like but at this time I can't dedicate heaps of time for this just yet.
Amelia Posted at 2011/07/28 9:45pm reply to

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I bet if we asked Sue from CC we could do it there - put some candles on the tables and make it all romantical lookin'.
peter Posted at 2011/07/28 11:16pm reply to

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I'm still skeptical that the demand out there exists for it. Even those who are veg and single may not care to attend, like me. Plus, sometimes we forget how small our demographic really is to begin with. But hey, I could be wrong.

I would wait to see how much interest is out there for such an event before moving forward. I mean, so far I only see four female participants. That can change with time, but it obviously would have to in order to warrant creating such an event.
Ross Posted at 2011/07/28 11:56pm reply to

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I also think it would probably have to be veggie and not specifically vegan, that would definitely limit the pool of folks.
weigand Posted at 2011/07/29 1:03am reply to

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Consider an alternative to the speed dating idea. Maybe this could just be a casual VRA group meetup at a restaurant just like usual, but this time it's only for singles (actively looking or not) ? And the focus wouldn't be on trying to find someone to date. It would just be conversation with other singles on any topic. And hey, if someone feels like asking someone else for their email address / phone number at the end of the meet-up, they can do that. Or not. No pressure.

If you need more people, you might open this meet-up to other vegetarian organizations in Austin.

And if it goes well, you could have a regular meet-up for singles once a month or once every 2 months, etc.

Just a thought.

I think something like that should be in place, even if that's not what happens right now. Being able to more easily find someone who shares this part of your life is very rewarding. And I've actually heard there are lots of people who have given up being vegetarian because their boyfriend or girlfriend wasn't vegetarian. When both people are vegetarian, it's more likely to stick.

- Steve
jacinda77 Posted at 2011/07/29 1:17am reply to

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Yeah! Just a veggie singles night with vegetarians/vegans with no pressures would be a great pitch and so it really doesn't even matter the age really. I like everything you said Steve. *night*
Amelia Posted at 2011/07/29 7:44am reply to

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I think it would be fun like an old fashioned church friends mixer with a build your own sundae bar. Admission is a pint of ice cream or a vegan topping. (I'm cracking up as I write this). Something goofy to take the pressure off.

Kat Posted at 2011/07/29 5:58pm reply to

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Wonderful!  Thanks so much for all the feedback.  I will very much keep all the suggestions in mind.  I will start working on the mixer and let everyone know how it's going soon.  Please keep the ideas coming if you have anymore!  I'm really excited to do this for those who are interested.

Thanks again!
Kat
Daiya-Bollich Posted at 2011/07/31 7:31pm reply to

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It's not vegan, but there's Nerd Nite Speed Dating: http://austin.nerdnite.com/datingandclasses/

This Wednesday at 6:30 at 29th Street Ballroom next to Spiderhouse.
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