Let’s face it, none of us have time to interact with other humans face-to-face anymore, so I’m always surprised when people get bent out of shape about online dating. We buy our clothes online, we talk to our friends online, we learn new hairstyles online, so why not meet new and maybe scary people online? I dabbled myself back in the day, and it wasn’t the worst thing in the world. It’s all the fun of going out to a bar minus the crowds, and drunk people, and putting on real pants, and pretending like you care, plus your own private bowl of popcorn. Online dating is the most fun!
Last night, my friend told me of a few of the very specific dating sites she’d heard of. After all, the whole point of online dating is to meet someone you’re actually compatible with and might want to spend a significant, even binding, amount of time with. So why beat around the bush? There are some sites that are pretty general: Match.com (for people who’re looking to get hitched), OKCupid (for fun, young flooszies), eHarmony (for people who like being in commercials). Then there are the more specific sites, because if you know you want a Jew, might as well find yourself a Jew! JDate (for the aforementioned group), Christian Mingle (duh), Our Time (for the over 50 crowd, hey!), Amigos (for amigos), BlackPeopleMeet (for black people who like titles that are way too literal), AshleyMadison (for people who want to have affairs, which is apparently an okay thing to do, and they have commercials, what?) and so on, and so forth. Little did I know how specific things actually get.
Stachepassions.com is a dating site for guys with mustaches and girls who like ’em. I took a quick look at the website, and as you might imagine, the selection is top notch. Lots of creepy men and handsome women looking to have a good time. There is also LoveMeLoveMyPets.com for singles who freaking love domesticated animals.
There is a site called NerdPassion, for a group of people I never need to meet. DiaperMates is allegedly a forum where people interested in wearing adult-sized diapers or makeshift diapers can search for, share photos with and meet people who have similar interests. So that’s pretty normal. The Atlasphere is for people who love the Ayn Rand book Atlas Shrugged (so like, everybody, right?). Darwin Dating is strictly for super hot people (it’s where Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr met). Farmersonly.com is for people who will only eat delicious breakfasts for the rest of their lives. TallFriends is for super tall-ies, who probably want to be more than just friends, if you know what I’m sayin’ (high five)!
Chances are, if you are picky, there is a dating site out there for you. Because you might as well weed out the riff-raff and find the lesbian, vegetarian, Apple employee who’s right for you (not a real site…as far as I know).