Although they are still popular with tech types—Julian Assange, the mercurial co-founder of Wiki Leaks, reportedly once maintained profiles on dating sites under the name “Harry Harrison”—they now attract millions of people from many walks of life.
Com Score, a research firm, says Match and Zoosk, two large dating services based in the United States, saw 4.6m and 4.8m unique visitors respectively come to their American sites in November 2010.
"It's a good idea to be specific and not be embarrassed about the things you're interested in."If you're less inclined toward a massive pool from places like or e Harmony, there's also an entire world of genre-specific sites out there, targeting particular interests and people on their own.
Beyond sites that focus on religion or -- at the other end of the spectrum -- sexual proclivities, it's hobbies and passions that are inspiring more matches.
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: Mac-inspired dating for apple fans.
By Mac-inspired, they seem to mean the site design is based on the Apple site itself! Launched by salad restaurant chain, Just Salad, the Salad Match app promises to help you find your salad soulmate! for gentlemen with a great career who make over k/yr and want to meet beautiful and interesting women.
Here's a list of 15 strange niche online dating sites.
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… So your best option is a dating site with a broad membership base.
Sea Captain Date Truth: The Gorton's Fisherman is a scorching silver fox.Dating site Cupidtino promises to bring Apple fanboys and girls together for awkward, Jobs-worshipping love. Here are 10 other fanboy dating sites that will take the world by storm. The blogosphere’s been buzzing about Cupidtino, an apparent new dating site designed to help you meet the Apple fanboy or fangirl of your dreams. From the site’s home page: “Cupidtino is a beautiful new dating site created for fans of Apple products by fans of Apple products! Diehard Mac & Apple fans often have a lot in common — personalities, creative professions, a similar sense of style and aesthetics, taste, and of course a love for technology. The motto: “You’ve never seen so many big-breasted gaming geeks in a single place.” A site where Xbox enthusiasts can mingle while playing exciting games like “Panty Raider,” “Crash Bandicooch,” and “Wonky Dong.” Hey, the four people who still like AT&T deserve a place to get their jollies. 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. for “young studs” looking to meet older, professional women and vice versa. Airline pilots, flight attendants, air traffic controllers, private pilots, stewards and stewardesses – gotta love the puns… For those who think they can find a better looking partner…the internet decide – users vote on which of each pair “can do better”.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 Face Mate match.