9 Dating Websites Geared Toward Your Ridiculously Specific Tastes
As the saying goes, “there’s someone for everyone.” While some of us are lucky enough to meet the love of our life at work, at a bar, or through mutual friends, others have to look a little harder to find that special someone. Fortunately, we live in a technological age, in which romance is just a click away. No matter who you are or what you’re into, there’s sure to be a dating site geared toward your remarkably specific tastes.
The Ugly Bug Ball
You won’t find any Photoshopped profile pictures or stuck up, shallow folk at The Ugly Bug Ball (TUBB)! This site takes the phrase “it’s what’s on the inside that counts” very seriously, and describes itself as “real dating for real people”.
An article on the front page of the site explains the advantages of dating an ‘ugly person’, stating that, “ugly people have lower expectations – for a ﬁrst date A Family Bucket will usually do the trick.”
After a long day of milking cows, driving tractors, and ploughing fields, do you long to hold another farmer in your arms?
Farmers Only believes that there are two types of people: city folk, who drink $4 lattes, go clubbing, and are obsessed with ‘making it’ in the corporate world; and country folk, who work hard, appreciate nature, and extend ‘Southern hospitality’ to everyone they meet. Obviously, the site is geared toward those in the second category, who may have trouble finding love with ‘city folk’ who prefer the bar scene over the ‘barn scene’.
If your dream is for a wedding photo that closely resembles American Gothic, Farmers Only just might be the place for you to meet your match.
At Meet-An-Inmate, you can make a connection so satisfying, it should be illegal (come on, you can’t fault us for that one).
The site is exactly what it sounds like: you view the profiles of convicted felons, pick one based on whatever criteria you have for a potential partner (non-smoker, 30-40, arsonists preferred?), and then strike up a conversation via good, old-fashioned snail mail.
The site assures users that, “even though these men and women are in prison, it doesn’t mean that they are bad individuals. The majority of these inmates are fun, loving, clever, reliable, sexy and very passionate,” (although there is a disclaimer that states that, “The appropriate safeguards should be used in communicating with any person(s) that you may meet through this service”).
Think twice before you start considering the possibility of conjugal visits, though — the owner of the site recommends that Meet-An-Inmate not be used for the purpose of forging a romantic relationship, and urges users to stick to pen-pals only. We agree.
Sea Captain Date
When someone told you, “don’t worry, there are other fish in the sea,” did you take it just a bit too literally? If so, you might be the perfect candidate for Sea Captain Date!
This site bills itself as “the only place for Sea Captains to connect with men and women who share a love of the ocean.” On it, you can find dating profiles for lonely sea captains in your area, who may have trouble meeting partners through the usual channels due to being ‘married to the sea’.
Sound a little unbelievable? Sea Captain Date’s spokesperson, Robert Atlas, is adamant that the site is 100% legit. But with a search form that allows for three genders (male, female, and sea captain), and suspiciously well-written profiles with usernames like Admiral420 and Das_Booty, many folks think the site might just be an elaborate joke. Check it out and judge for yourself!
What would you say if we told you that there is a dating website specifically geared toward fans of the Dave Matthews Band? We bet you’d have so much to say. Too much.
If your everyday existence is making you feel like you’re living on Grey Street and you haven’t had a date since Busted Stuff came out (don’t worry, it’s a typical situation), maybe you can crash into a new crush at DMB Date.
In your quest to meet a partner online, are you finding it difficult to connect with folks who share your distaste for giving pocket change to the homeless and your love of long, rambling passages of dull prose? Have you often found yourself thinking, “He seems nice, but I wish he cared less about other people”?
At The Atlasphere, not only will you find a forum in which you can discuss Ayn Rand’s novels and world news from an objectivist perspective, you can even find love (or at least an ‘emotional response to the virtues of another’) by setting up an online dating profile. And once you do, maybe the two of you can take your objectivist philosophies and go create an underwater metropolis in which to live out the rest of your days pursuing happiness beyond the oppressive reach of the societal construct known as ‘altruism’. Just sayin’.
You’re a lady who wants a dude with an impressive lip-warmer. You’re a man who wants a partner who appreciates your face’s crumb-catching capabilities. You’re a retired ‘bearded lady’ who has left the circus and is looking to settle down. Either way, your best bet for online dating is Stache Passions.
Along with the typical parameters for dating sites, this site allows you to sort users by ‘stache style or by level of mustache expertise. Whether it’s handlebar, pencil, or walrus, you can find the ‘stache of your dreams at Stache Passions.
If you’re looking for someone with whom you can wait out the end of the world with in your underground bunker (and perhaps repopulate the planet with once it’s all over), look no further than Survivalist Singles. This site aims to connect survivalists (those who believe that the ‘end of the world as we know it’ is at hand, and actively prepare for this eventuality) with one another so they won’t have to ‘face the future alone’.
In addition to dating profiles, this site also includes an ‘Articles’ section, which features an article entitled How to kiss, in case you’ve been too busy stockpiling canned goods to learn the art of the lip-lock.
Are you sick of significant others who just don’t get it when you say that you can’t go out to the bar tonight because you’ve got a raid? Do you want to meet a partner who supports your love of LARPing, and thinks your druid outfit is sexy? Fulfill all the worst stereotypes about gamers by looking for love without leaving the house on Datecraft!
Check out Datecraft and you’ll never have to hear, “it’s me or your stupid video games!” ever again!