Katie & Ryan’s Story
They met at Veg Speed Date in Portland!
“We had both tried online dating with no success … Neither of us had tried speed dating before.”
Ryan and I met at the Portland Veg Speed Date in early February 2018. We had both tried online dating with no success, and wanted to meet somebody in person for a more ‘old fashioned’ type connection. I saw the Veg Speed Date event online while I was on vacation in Tucson, signed up, and attended the day after arriving back into Portland. Ryan saw the post on Reddit the night before the event, and figured he had nothing to lose. Neither of us had tried speed dating before.
At the event, I saw him at the back of the room and finally got to chat with him at our 2nd to last interview. We hit it off right away, and discovered we were the only two from Beaverton in the room, and happened to live a 7-minute drive from each other. We had our first official date at La Vida Veggie in Beaverton, and have seen each other
several times a week ever since. We love to hike, camp, kayak, bike, cook, garden, travel, and have started making things together (he is an engineer and I am a designer).
Thank you for making this magical meeting possible! We fit so well together and are very happy!
Kelsey & Zack’s Story
They met at Veg Speed Date in Seattle!
My friend persuaded me to go to a Veg Speed Date event in Seattle in February only 2 weeks after moving here. I wasn’t up for it after a recent break up, but figured I could meet some vegan people in my new hometown. Little did I know Zack would be there. He was second to last in the lineup, but I finally got my 5 minutes to chat with him. It was worth the wait! We went on our first date 3 days later and he has been showing me around Seattle ever since. I am so glad I showed up to this event and met the guy of my dreams! Thank you Find Veg Love!
Teale & Noah’s Story
They met at Veg Speed Date Portland!
“Teale and I hit it off right off the bat when we sat down. “
“The conversation flowed easily and I could see right away we had a lot in common.”
Teale and I hit it off right off the bat when we sat down. We immediately started talking about the things we were passionate, and compassionate, about in our lives. I knew I wanted to explore topics that mattered to me with Teale and soon after our meeting, I found that she wanted the same. Music to my ears! At first, we went on cafe dates when we found the time in our hectic schedules. Only a couple weeks passed before she had to move out of state, yet I was determined to keep in contact. I’m glad I did because we spent months making long phone conversations where we got to know each other and what we wanted from our lives. We found ourselves in a long distance relationship and made the best of it by vacationing together at convenient times and places. After many months, Teale moved back to Portland and we attached at the hip as soon as she arrived. We’ve been pursuing all the best things life has to offer together ever since!
I went into Veg Speed Date with no expectations. I just wanted to have fun, meet people, and get out of my introvert comfort zone. I was not expecting to meet someone I connect with so deeply. I just opened myself up to new possibilities and to my surprise, found Noah. He’s someone I can rely on for encouragement, have philosophical conversations with, or just cuddle up on the couch with watching Netflix. I want to be cliche and say I have no idea how I got so lucky. But, I’m also a realist. Meeting someone special does involve a certain amount of chance. But it’s equally important to set up the right circumstances and be in the right head space. I would definitely recommend Veg Speed Date to anyone who is ready to get out there and make connections.