I’ve Got a Dating Website for YOU! (And just about everyone else)

As I’ve admitted before, I’m a online dater. Personally, I’ve had luck with OkCupid, and it ain’t broke, so I haven’t fixed it. But since I’ve stuck with my one solid site, I’ve missed the vast other online dating opportunities that have recently sprouted. There is seriously a dating website for EVERYONE.

Beyond Match, eHarmony, ChristianMingle and JDate, here are some of the mainstream sites that are picking up speed and picking up chicks:

How About We– I did try this one… it was a big ole fail. A dating site where users suggest a date for others to accept. With no matches being based on personality, and the range of men who want to “grab a drink” being wide, I don’t really see how this one can be successful.

PoF (Plenty of Fish)– It isn’t super new but it is new to me! Doesn’t seem like anything is special about this site though. Another shirtless guy, another selfie photo’d girl… If I’m wrong… let me know!

Coffee Meets Bagel Based off of personality, you’re sent a new guy everyday and are notified via text. You can either “like” or “pass”.

Alikewise– Dating based on book types. If you are someone who has a book that “defines you”, this could be a brilliant site. Anyone who also enjoys Letters to Young Poet might have my heart.

Grouper- The site sets up the date, and then the guy and the girl each invite 3 single friends for one big group date. I’ve seen it be both really awesome or really really awkward. I think it is worth the risk.

NerveDating- A dating site without an “About Me” paragraph. WHAT!? CAN IT BE TRUE?? This site takes the nerves out of online dating and tries to make it more natural by asking normal questions… as natural as online dating can be.

Only a Date- Similar to How About We where the date is picked before the man. Again, it’s a bit terrifying to think the range in men that might show up “for a drink.” The key is to get as unique as possible with the date ideas, but that sounds like more work than an “About Me” paragraph.

Cupid With Friends– this site is GENIUS. No one edits their own profile, instead, their friends write it for them. Sounds like a really fun excuse for a single lady party to me!

And while I’m on the topic, here are some really awesome unique dating sites as well:

SeniorMatch Everyone deserves love, even the small percentage of elderly people who are savy enough to find an online dating website.

H-ype.com- A dating site for people with Herpes. Smart! Maybe just make up a story about how you met.

Veggie Date– Sounds like you are dating a carrot, but it’s dating for vegetarians!

The Big and the Beautiful– Dating for curvy people. A “Top Model” made the site so it’s got to be good right?

Geek2Geek– Awe. Nothing is more romantic than writing HTML code together…

Farmers Only Standing at the alter: “I, Lauren, take you Farmer Jim and your fifty chicken, 80 cows, and 20 horses…”

2date4love A site for those who can’t have sex. Whether celibate, sick, or whatnot.

And lastly, for those of you who are disgusting or for those of you who find humor in all that the internet offers:

Sugar Daddie I don’t think I need to explain this one.

Ashley Madison– members are matched up with other married people. Suspicious website names for suspicious activities…

Beautiful People– UGH. Just shut your mouth. You deserve this article: 

Blendr/Grindr- Straight/Gay sites that shows the geographical distance between you and another Blendr/Grindr user. These users are most often found in bathroom stalls.

7 or Better– a site for women who want to date guys that are “endowed down under”.

There truly is a dating website for EVERYONE. Want more examples? Check out the Buzzfeed article here.

Do you have another dating website? Do you have stories from using any of the sites above? I want to hear them! (Except for the 7 or Better stories… I really don’t want to hear those).

Let’s talk.

Happy Thursday y’all!

Lauren Schaefer

Lauren Schaefer is a nonprofit event planner, comedy improviser, avid blogger and New York City single lady. She documents her own new journey as a young professional in New York at her blog From the Fifth Floor.

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