According to research compiled by dating site AYI, men are making online dating decisions based on diets, and it looks like vegetarian women have the upper hand.

The matchmakers over at AYI found that men are 11% more more likely to go for vegetarian women than carnivores, while women are 13% more likely to choose meat-lovers. The data was compiled by looking at profile views and messages on, which has a user base of two million active members.

The report also suggests that nation’s healthiest eaters live in California, with New Yorkers coming in at a close second. Or at least people who claim to be the healthiest eaters—online daters in North Dakota are more open about their love of carbs and fat.

According to Josh Fischer, AYI’s vice president of Product and Data Insights, “People [who use dating sites] tend to take more things into account than they used to,” since information is readily available on dating profiles.

Possibly, some people are ruling people out based on preconceived notions,” he added. When people see vegetarian, they might automatically think health-conscious and fit, too.

We took a look at the profiles of a few vegetarian women (creep status: code orange) and noticed that many of them mentioned something about their exercise habits and body shape in their bios.

Screen shot 2014-02-26 at 11.29.09 AM “She exercises every day”Screen shot 2014-02-26 at 11.28.59 AM“…describes herself as athletic and toned”  Screen shot 2014-02-26 at 11.28.09 AM“She exercises once or twice a week”

Of course, this data was taken from just one dating site with a unique user base demographic of its own. People on Tinder probably don’t give a damn what you eat, as long as it is cheap.

[via NY Daily News]