Picture the scene: you’ve found the vegan match of your dreams. Your days are filled with long romantic walks on the beach with your rescue dog, and your evenings are spent binge-watching Netflix with your other half whilst eating your weight in vegan pizza. If this all sounds like an unachievable pipedream, the world’s first-ever vegan matchmaker Karine Charbonneau is here to prove you wrong.
Charbonneau is the founder of Find Veg Love — an exclusively vegan and vegetarian matchmaking, speed dating, and dating resource service — which has held speed dating events in over 100 cities across North America.
She was inspired to launch the dating company after initially holding speed dating events just for fun back in 2013. At her very first event, held in Berkeley, California, a couple met and fell in love, eventually getting married. Inspired by her own success, in 2017, Find Veg Love was born.
“Every day I hear that people are tired of wasting hours and hours swiping and doing the online dating thing, and that it’s extremely draining,” Charbonneau told LIVEKINDLY. “Especially because the chance of finding someone veg is so small.”
Nearly 5,000 connections have already been made through Veg Speed Date, and the company estimates that three in four people find a match after attending just one event.
The First-Ever Vegan Matchmaker
As well as running speed dating events, Charbonneau has recently started offering a more personal matchmaking service, named Veg Matchmaking.
“In June, I was approached by someone who wanted to hire me as a matchmaker,” she explained. “I accepted and decided that now was the time to embark on this new journey and I’m so glad that I did because I’m having a blast working with my clients.”
She continues, “matchmaking is a great option if you’re looking for a personalized approach and you’re serious about finding that special veg partner.”
Clients begin by filling out a detailed questionnaire about themselves, which is followed by a video call with Charbonneau herself. The vegan matchmaker then gets to work, finding the ultimate suitor for her client to share those long walks on the beach with. She notes that although the process is not quick, it is thorough. “Finding that special someone takes time,” she says.
There are three matchmaking packages to choose from. Each package offers a certain number of introductions and interactions, pictures, coaching, monthly check-ins, post-date analysis, and complimentary access to Veg Speed Date events.
For those who opt for packages two and three, access to monthly videos on the topics of dating, love, and relationships are also included, along with special perks from Find Veg Love’s venue partners. Add-ons include romantic date planning and additional coaching.
“Karine is the best! After nearly two decades of dating and being frustrated at how it was to meet veg men, I was thrilled when I came across Karine’s matchmaking services,” says a satisfied client. “She listens well to understand my needs, and every match she has found for me is a good human being who shares my values and interests. I wish I had found Karine sooner – it would have saved me so much time and stress.”
Another adds, “I believe that it is always easy to meet women but sometimes one needs help meeting the right woman, especially ones that are vegetarian. Over the years I have gotten to know Karine and I really respect those who follow their dreams and in doing so, help others.”
“Karine works so hard and selflessly to bring souls together; something that no one can put a price on,” they continue. “I contacted Karine to help me because of who she is, what she stands for, and how much she cares. She listens, works hard, is easy going, playful, non-judgemental and has introduced me to amazing women that I would not meet otherwise.”
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