This is probably my favorite news story of the week so far…
A dating website for vegetarians has been reprimanded by watchdogs for being misleading – after bolstering member numbers with meat-eaters.
Veggiedates.co.uk invites users ‘to meet single vegetarian men and women looking for love’. But despite its name the majority of the singles were omnivores…Users who signed up hoping to meet a meat-free partner were stunned to find most of the available singles were red-blooded carnivores instead.
Veggiedates said it ‘acknowledged’ that the site shared a common database and that ‘non-vegetarians and non-vegans represented the majority of members on the site.’ But it argued that it never said it was ‘only’ for vegetarians, adding: ‘The website simply invited vegetarians to join and meet other vegetarians.
BUT YOU NAMED YOUR WEBSITE “VEGGIEDATES!”
On a related note, I would totally turn vegetarian for Jenna Marbles. Just sayin’.
(HT: Jen Doll)