Vegans are flocking to new dating sites as they shun relationships with meat-eaters.
The membership of specialist dating app Veggly has quadrupled from 3,300 to 12,100 in just six months.
Facebook groups for vegan-only introductions have thousands of members.
And speed-dating events for followers of the diet can be found across Britain.
Karl Beaumont, 26, who identifies himself as “vegansexual”, said he would only date someone with the same beliefs about animal welfare.
He said: “Dating a non-vegan would be like a socialist dating a Tory.
“Ultimately you want someone who has compassion that goes beyond the bedroom, for all living beings.’’
Karin Ridgers markets vegan speed-dating nights under her company Veggie Vision with a picture of a young woman feeding a cherry tomato to a partner.
She said: “There is a very special connection when a vegan meets another vegan.
“When I met a fellow vegan 25 years ago I was jumping up and down. But these days it’s far more common.’’
Since 2014 the number of vegans has quadrupled and now stands at 600,000.
Adam Shaw, 32, who is petitioning dating app Tinder for a vegan-only filter, said: “I became single recently and found it’s actually quite difficult.
“I live in Merseyside but all the single vegans seem to live in Brighton and London.’’