Tinder, Bumble, Hinge, Coffee Meets Bagel, OK Cupid, eHarmony, Match, Christian Mingle, Christian Café, Christian Crush, FarmersOnly.com.
All of those online dating sites and apps listed, but you totally sang the FarmersOnly.com jingle in your head when you read that site name, didn’t you? We’ve all seen the television ads. Heck, you’ve probably rolled your eyes or even laughed at the idea of a dating site for farmers.
Clever jingle aside, FarmersOnly.com was cutting edge for a period of time in the online dating world. And by “cutting edge” we don’t mean high-tech…
As smartphone and dating app usage continues to grow and online dating continues to be the norm for single adults, the list of dating sites and apps targeting people in specific niches or on the fringes just keeps ballooning.
While their membership numbers don’t hold a candle to the forerunners in online dating like eHarmony or Match, and they don’t come close to the numbers free apps like Tinder and Bumble are running, most of these niche apps and sites are looking to cater to a more specific crowd and capitalize on providing a smaller alternative to the ones that appeal to the masses.
But these dating sites and apps can target some crazy stuff. FarmersOnly.com notwithstanding, here are a few we’ve run across. You know, just in case you’re looking for some niche dating options of your own…
Our mothers always told us, “Hate is such a strong word.” But if you want to find someone who hates the same things you hate, you could give Hater a try.
If you’re a guy who’s been nurturing that precious beard into something that would make your grandpa proud, Bristlr is a dating app you can use to find a woman who appreciates all your hard work. And ladies, if you’re looking for your lumberjack or your duck hunter or your hipster, here you go…
Pet People Meet
Most people fall into one of two categories: animal lover or animal hater. So for those of you who see your pets as a member of the family, Pet People Meet will help you find someone who feels the same. (And for those of you who are rolling your eyes at all the pet lovers, might we remind you of the first app on this list, Hater.)
Gluten Free Singles
Misery loves company. No more being the only one who has to determine if the meal is gluten free because fits the dietary requirements or if it’s legit GF because it’s been prepared without so much as a hint of gluten nearby in the kitchen. Fight the flour power together. (Get it? “Flour”? More puns to come, FYI.)
Does this one even need an explanation? Are you really even surprised it’s a thing? Of all the niche dating options, one targeting science fiction lovers seems like it has the biggest potential for couples to live long and prosper. (We’re not proud of that pun even if it was irresistible.)
If you’re short, chances are you’ll feel as if this site is discriminating against you. But if you’re in the Tall Club, you 100% get the need for a site like this. Ladies over 5’10”, you’re weeping for joy right now, aren’t you?
Sea Captain Date
Captain Jack Sparrow, Captain Hook, Captain Nemo, Captain Ahab, Captain Crunch, Long John Silver, the Gordon’s Fisherman. Ladies, there’s just something about a man who a guy who can command a ship in the stormy seas. And if that floats your boat, you can find one for yourself on Sea Captain Date. (Pun so very much intended.)
Should we have warned you about clown photos when you started reading this post? Sorry, but we knew some of you would’ve clicked away if you knew. And clowns need love too, so this is a thing.
If niche dating isn’t quite your thing, check out our reviews of the Best Christian Dating Sites. Come hang out with those of us who are perfectly fine in the mainstream…
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