Are run of the mill dating sites not for you? Maybe you need something way more specific. Here are 10 strange dating websites that boggles the mind.
The Internet has taken over cable and media, pen and paper, and some might even say the dating world. Dating apps like Tinder and websites like OKCupid seem to be taking over as the new dating hotspots. In fact there are many startling online dating statistics that may have your eyebrow raising. For example, did you know that…
#1 The percentage of couples who met online via social media or dating aps is a whopping 1 in 4!
#2 In 2014 alone, the Canadian online dating industry has earned more than $150 million.
#3 Up to 10% of dating app users leave the service within the first 3 months of using it. Shy, maybe?
#4 Another interesting study showed that 62% of singles using emojis are those who want to get married. So be careful the next time you consider sending your crush a sassy winky face! You may be saying more than you think!
#5 The majority of those pursuing online dating want to date someone of the same ethnic background. So people want to date someone who can relate to them, not a huge surprise, right?
Dating sites for stranger tastes
What is surprising, though, is the sheer number of ridiculously specific dating websites available. Just how specific? Keep reading to find out!
#1 Tallfriends.com Are you sexy and taller than average? Has it been difficult finding a partner who matches your immense height? If you’re sick of not being able to wear heels around your short boyfriend or you don’t want to bend down every time you kiss your girl, then this is the website for you!
This website advertises itself as a place for “tall, beautiful women,” “handsome men,” and “tall people admirers” to mingle. And hey! They even offer a complementary list of “tall people dating ideas.” Score!
#2 Glutenfreesingles.com Do you have a gluten intolerance that makes cooking for your special someone a real pain in the butt? Tired of not having someone in your life who shares your personal diet?
Check out Gluten-free Singles, a website that touts itself as a place where gluten-free singles can find dating partners, friends to share in healthy eating, gluten-free evening socials, and advice on the gluten-free lifestyle. Could be good?
#3 Clowndating.com Alright, so dating a tall guy and having someone in your life who shares a diet suitable for those with specific allergies may not seem too strange, but what about clown dating? “Everybody loves a clown,” says the website, “Let a clown love you.”
How many single clowns are there exactly that they need their own dating website? Well, when in Rome! The tagline for this website says it all: “It’s no fun looking for love when you’re a clown. Behind all the make-up and the red nose is a lonely heart.” Aww…
#4 Purrsonals.com Dating is hard, especially when the man or woman of your dreams has a cat allergy! That’s right, the crazy cat lady *or dude* has taken it to a whole new level! No more will you have to bear your lover pointing to your most beloved fur-baby and announcing, “It’s either him, or me!”
On PURRsonals, you can find cat lovers who share your love for furry friends on this website. This strange and specific dating site was even been featured on Ellen DeGeneres. Now the only thing standing in your way of love is making sure your cats get along!
#5 Lovehorse.co.uk So pretty much everyone loves kitty cats, right? But what about horses? If you couldn’t fathom a relationship with someone who doesn’t saddle up on a regular basis, then this website is for you.
This dating site helps you find “country singles” and claims to be an online community for “Equestrian singles, horse and country sports lovers, farmers, farriers, vets, and all rural romantics.” YEEHAW! Sign me up!
#6 Farmerwantsawife.com.au The name says it all. This website will have you singing “Farmer wants a wife” in the same annoyingly catchy tune used in the children’s song “Farmer in the Dell” for hours.
Whistle your new favorite tune while browsing the alleged tens of thousands of singles profiles or while perusing the trove of success stories. If you’re a farmer and you are hitching for a wife… well, you know where to go.
#7 Job-specific dating websites. If you’re looking for someone who shares your passions for work, then you’ll be happy to know that there are websites dedicated to truckers finding love *truckerpassions.com*, dating sea captains *seacaptaindate.com*, and even golfers *dateagolfer.com*!
#8 Stdmatch.net If you don’t want to spread your sexually transmitted disease to an unsuspecting date, then this is the website for you. This website boasts a host of local STD singles in your area, with a privacy protection for STD sufferers. This website also claims 60,000+ dating success stories!
While searching for strange dating websites to research this article, I certainly didn’t have to look far. There was a treasure trove of highly specific websites for apparently picky people. Here are some options that didn’t make the big list.
#9 Meet-an-inmate.com The website features an attractive woman behind a wire fence. The website connects you with inmates located in the USA and claims that sending pen-pal letters to them will help “build their confidence.” However, it should be pointed out through sheer common sense that it is extremely dangerous to get involved with someone who is incarcerated.
Recently on Dr. Phil, a man jailed for murdering his wife writes through an inmate dating service: “I don’t play games, but I can be a kind, generous, supportive, and loving friend if given the opportunity.” Would you want to be the second chance for a murderer? Ick! Be careful where you’re searching for your next great love! [Read: 9 ways to quit attracting unhealthy relationships]
#10 Diapermates.com Do you love wearing… adult baby diapers? Does anyone? Apparently they do! Enough for this very strange website to exist, at least. This website is strictly for adults who enjoy the feel of a diaper around their bottom. The website features a disturbing gallery of people posing sexily in diapers. Definitely weird.
The internet has made it so much easier to do simple background checks on exactly who you’ve been chatting with, so as with all dating websites and apps, exercise caution, and follow your gut instinct when connecting with strangers online. Whether you’re dating a clown or a Trekkie, be safe, and have fun!
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