You can now find a vegan partner at plant-based speed dating

Plant-based passion (Picture: AlexRaths/Getty/iStockphoto)

Just last month, Fortnum & Mason announced that it would be opening The Chapel of Love – a romantic space where couples can book a wedding ceremony, all for free.

They’re now back playing Cupid once again, but this time the focus is on vegans.

Rejoice, for you no longer have to rub shoulders with meat-eaters, dreading the moment where they order a bloody steak during your first date.

Introducing: ‘Plant-based Partners’ – a vegan speed dating even (which is pretty much like regular speed dating, but with a plant-based twist).

Fortnum has teamed up with Original Dating, a London speed dating service, to give 20 singletons the chance to chat up crushes while munching on vegan goodies.

The menu is entirely plant-based, with bite-sized snacks including sweet potato and spinach pakora with mint coconut yoghurt and miso-glazed king oyster mushrooms on crostinis, to be guzzled down with vegan wine, cocktails or soft drinks.

Tickets include a complimentary welcome drink (no doubt a bit of Dutch courage to get the crowd ready for the big event), after which guests will start the speed dating round.

Dining with Strangers will take place on 11 February, just in time for Valentine’s Day, and will be held at The Royal Exchange in The City, around the corner from St Paul’s Cathedral – just in case you fancy a romantic walk to a church afterwards.

Anyone aged between 25 to 40 is welcome, and although the dating ends at 9.30pm, guests can stick around until the venue closes at 11.30pm. Tickets cost £25.

Not feeling veganism and sad about the recent closure of the cheese hotel pop-up?

The luxury department store will also be hosting two more events, one of which is a cheese-themed extravaganza on 13 February, dubbed ‘Cheesy Food, Not Chat Up Lines’ – aimed at millennials, of course.

Time to brush up on your flirting skills.

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