I have done a lot of volunteering over the years. TBH in my experience, it is not that great at making long term friends. Yes you can make friends whilst you are there, but once it is over the friendship ends. One of my jobs was working in a charity shop and I met a lot of girls, but I did not...
TBH I am quite happy living my life as a solo vegan. It was just that recently I had some sexual dreams, and it made me wonder. Of course it would be nice to find a vegan partner to share our similar passions, but it is a tough one to crack.
Sometimes it takes a few goes. I can only imagine it must be difficult where you live. When you feel ready give in another go.
I think once you know the truths about vegan diets, the health side, the cruelty to animals it sticks with you so don't feel too bad.
I have been vegan for 2.5 months and lost about 4 kg. I lost most of the weight in the first month, and since then it has been going up and down. I am not discouraged though and want to stick to it as I feel a lot healthier and lighter.
I don't know about the BO thing tho haha. Sounds funny.
The cheese smells a bit when raw, but once it is cooked you don't really notice it. I think i prefer a modest sprinkling of cheese but it was good. I would say the pizza was much better than a cheeseless pizza from papa johns. (and much cheaper)