Vegans 'Get More Action' On Tinder, Says Experiment

The vegan account got 50 percent more likes than the 'bacon lover'
The research concluded that herbivores are more desirable (Photo: Pixabay)

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.

The vegan 'Alex' got more likes from Tinder users


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."

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