The *Very* Niche Dating Sites You Didn’t Know You Needed
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Trek Passions. Outdoor Lads. Farmer’s Only. What do all these things have in common? The promise of true love, when Guardian Soulmates just won’t narrow down your options enough.
Studies show that increasing the number of options in front of you makes a decision maker less satisfied with whatever they choose in the end. You can’t help but worry that you made the wrong choice, so the more specific you can get in terms of narrowing down your potential matches, the better.
But while you may be more likely to find a soulmate, it does mean having to be very honest with yourself about your interests. Clown lover? This is the time to admit it. Check out our favourite weird and wonderful niche dating sites below.
Tag Line: Find a healthier partner online.
#healthyishot. #beastmode. #sweatitout. If reading those hashtags makes you want to punch someone, turn away now. You haven’t seen anything like the #fitfam over at Sportdate.co.uk, where healthy people hang out when they’re not #lifting.
Tag Line: For singles with a passion for the Stache.
Thankfully relationships don’t live and die based on facial hair alone. Unless they do. And you’ll find those people over at StachePassions.com. Basically, if you’re a man with a furry upper lip, this is where you should be showing it off. The potential matches’ staches are divided by style, including Walrus, Dali and Pencil. Who knew size and shape were so important? Oh wait…
Tag Line: Everyone needs a hero!
While UniformDating.com might sound like it caters to those with a fetish for policemen or firemen (and we’re not ruling that out), their website says it is in fact for people with busy lives. So people who work in uniform, or want to meet people who do, don’t need to go home and change before a date. Convenient or lazy? We’ll let you decide.
Tag Line: Free Vampire Dating & Personals for Singles who love Vampires.
If you ever wondered why Twilight was such a hit, it’s because there exists in the world a surprising number of repressed wannabe-vampires. For those people, there is a place where you can meet other self-identifying vampires, vampire lovers and even amateur vampire hunters (and yes, this is site is legit). But if you sign up to VampirePassions.com at least you can say “Bite me…” without anyone calling HR.
Tag Line: Free Dating & Personals for Clowns & Clown Lovers.
The site continues: “Clown Passions provides a welcoming environment for the ‘Clown Community’, where colourful costumes, red noses, extremely large shoes and tiny, tiny cars are accepted as normal.” Because when you joined the clown community in the first place, you were really worried about being accepted as normal… ClownPassions.com will be the welcoming (red-nosed) embrace you’ve been looking for.
Tag Line: Meet new people. Discover new music.
Sort of like a dating version of Spotify (and it is, actually, owned by Spotify), TasteBuds allows you to meet people nearby and chat with those who share your taste in music. But you’ll also discover new music on the site, because you get to see what other members are listening to. Beyonce, if you’re having trouble with Jay, we’ll see you over at TasteBuds. #Lemonade.
Jay Z: Hey Bey… when you gonna let me hear the album?
Beyonce: Don’t worry, you will… pic.twitter.com/yOoOUmuqna
— Keith RC (@kreid_c) April 24, 2016
Gluten Free Singles
Tag Line: Enjoy life with a GF partner.
One of the few places on the internet where Celiac disease and gluten intolerance are considered a welcome addition to someone’s already complex set of issues, GlutenFreeSingles.com means you’ll never wake up to a grumbly stomach again (we’d suggest watching your back after a fight, though).
Tag Line: Meet Tall Women and Tall Men with Taller Singles, UK
As it’s generally tall women who have a hard time in the dating world, TallerSingles.co.uk is the place to be if you have a thing for large-handed ladies. The UK’s number one dating site for tall people notes, “Something that is important is that just because you are shorter than a tall woman doesn’t mean you should automatically dismiss her.” But you already know that.
Tag Line: Meet Short Singles Near You with Shorter Singles, UK
So… they’re not the most creative bunch. But if you’re a short person, you’ll understand how vertically challenged dating can be really difficult. And ShorterSingles.co.uk is here to help. The site says: “Thankfully, we’re in the 21st century and Shorter Singles is a specialist site where you can meet short women and short men under 5ft 8in tall.” At least they’re specific.
Tag Line: N/A
With questions like “How Often Do You Spark Up?” and “How Do You Prefer To Get High?”, we can only suggest avoiding a first date idea that requires much lung capacity over at 420SinglesOnline.com.
Tag Line: Find YOUR Mickey or Minnie.
Yes, this is a real thing. And yes, people over age 18 still love Disney so much that they’re looking for their Minnie mouse (we presume). MouseMingle.com is the place to connect with those people. The site also mentions it’s for people who want “that same magic in their relationship” but we’re pretty sure mice aren’t very romantic…
Tag Line: Dead Meet is a dating and networking site for death industry professionals.
We have to give it to them, great pun. In all seriousness, though, we can imagine how working as a taxidermist or pathologist might freak someone out. Thankfully Dead-Meet.com cuts out all the potentially awkward “So what do you do?” conversations.
Tag Line: 100% Free Dating & Social Networking for Dancers.
If you know what krumping or the turkey trot is, this might be just where you belong. Whether you are looking for a dance partner, or just to chat with someone who might appreciate your interest hip hop, DancePassions.com is the site for you.
Tag Line: 100% Free Sci-Fi Dating!
We’ve all met the couple with matching Spock t-shirts. Most of us have envied them. So if you’re looking for someone to beam you up to a bedroom in a galaxy not so far, far away, TrekPassions.com is a decent place to start your search.