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Dating Sites: Go Niche

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When you’re on the search for new love online, many would say it’s a numbers game – the more people you have access to, the more people you meet, the more likely you are to meet people… or a person, even…who you’re compatible with. So your best option is a dating site with a broad membership base.

But if you’re a little more sure of what you’re after – maybe it’s something you think might be a little bit random – trawling through masses of profiles, even with the help of the filters and checkboxes can be a bit of a chore.

So cut straight to the chase! Whether it’s something quite specific like an affinity for mullets (MulletPassions.com), a strict Apple-products only rule (cupidtino.com) or an obsession with all things Harry Potter (DatingForMuggles.com) – these are all real, seriously – or more just a lifestyle choice, chances are there’s a dating site for people who feel the same way.

There’s been a flurry of articles on niche dating sites recently – with some citing the presence of over 2,000 of them! So we’ve done some hunting ourselves and unearthed some of our *favourites*, weeding out the sites that don’t seem to be active – or look like clone sites, repurposed from other niches – from our original list of 50….here’s our choice selection:

1. Cupidtino
http://cupidtino.com/

Mac-inspired dating for apple fans. By Mac-inspired, they seem to mean the site design is based on the Apple site itself! For people with taste.

2. SaladMatch
http://saladmatch.com/

Launched by salad restaurant chain, Just Salad, the SaladMatch app promises to help you find your salad soulmate!

3. WealthyMen.com
http://wealthymen.com/

As a well-known Kanye West song once said… for gentlemen with a great career who make over $85k/yr and want to meet beautiful and interesting women.

4. My Vegetarian Dating
http://www.myvegetariandating.com/

Green dating website for vegetarians, vegans, fruitarians, pescatarians, and people on macrobiotic / raw food diets, as well as those passionate about animal rights, green issues and/or ethical living.

5. CougarLife
http://cougarlife.co.uk/

Age ain’t nothing but a number… for “young studs” looking to meet older, professional women and vice versa.

6. The Cougar Connection
http://www.urbancougar.com/

As above, but a little more risqué….

7. CrewDating.com
http://crewdating.com/

Airline pilots, flight attendants, air traffic controllers, private pilots, stewards and stewardesses – gotta love the puns… never fly solo again.

8. CanDoBetter
http://www.candobetter.com/

For those who think they can find a better looking partner….let the internet decide – users vote on which of each pair “can do better”.

9. Find Your FaceMate
http://www.findyourfacemate.com/

Apparently “passion is subconsciously ignited when we spot someone whose facial features are similar to our own” – see if facial recognition software can help you find your FaceMate match.

10. FarmersOnly.com
http://www.farmersonly.com/

Only available in the US and Canada – for farmers, ranchers, animal lovers, nature lovers and other rural and country folk with traditional values.

11. Goth Dating
http://gothdating.co.uk/

Looking for someone who knows their deathrock from their dark wave? Or a Friday night Goth Horror film companion? It’s more than just about music and clothes…

12. Biker Planet
http://www.bikerplanet.com/

Single bikers looking for other like-minded single bikers – with a pretty active, 70,000-strong facebook community too.

13. VeggieDate
http://www.veggiedate.org/

More for the vegetarians among us – people who enjoy a healthy lifestyle, eating vegetarian food, vegan food, organic food, GMO free food, organic raw food, and GMO free raw food.

14. Redhead-World.net
http://redhead-world.net/

Stay informed on the latest redhead-related news and events – discuss your own ideas and thoughts of the redhead community in the main forums, blogs, classifieds, and polls.

15. Singles With Food Allergies
http://www.singleswithfoodallergies.com/

Wheat, milk, eggs, gluten, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, soy & shellfish on their front page – and there’s also an advice section contributed by the site’s members.

…and Tastebuds?

Did you know you can also use Tastebuds to find a date? Turns out musical affinity is a fantastic indicator of romantic compatibility – so much so we’re #1 in a list of best dating sites published by Marie Claire!


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