Most of us have tried at least a couple of dating / matrimonial sites in the hopes of finding that elusive Mr Right. In that quest, we might come across a few bizarre profile pics, peculiar interests, unusual tastes, embellished descriptions about themselves, and a few outlandish claims of bravery or weirdness.
But what if there were specific ‘hatke’ dating sites catering to the offbeat crowd, with … um … eccentric tastes? Well, here’s a list of 21 wacky dating sites which do exactly that:
1) Darwin Dating
With its motto being: Online dating minus ugly people, you can guess their client base. They claim to help beautiful, desirable people find someone similarly beautiful and desirable – no uglies or fatsos allowed. Apparently, their Chimp Calculator checks to see if you’ve evolved enough to sign up on this site. With a picture of Charles Darwin on one its pages, the site declares that “Charles Darwin was a genius, but unfortunately very ugly. It is ironic that he wouldn’t be able to join Darwin Dating!”
2) No Longer Lonely
Are you suffering from a mental illness? Are you afraid of revealing it to your date? Fikar not – there’s a site which provides for this vulnerable set of people. This Online social community for adults with mental illness, guarantees utter anonymity and safety to get to know a fellow sufferer.
3) Tall Friends
This self-explanatory online dating site helps in matching tall people with, well, other tall people. Claiming to be the No. 1 Dating Site for Tall Singles and Tall Admirers, this site has its presence across numerous countries, including India.
4) Women Behind Bars
If you like living on the edge and taking on dares is second nature to you, then this is the site for you. This site has listings of women who have been incarcerated, and you can get to know them via emails or the old-fashioned snail mail, by being their pen pals. But there’s a catch – the site doesn’t list these women’s offences that landed them behind bars. So you’ll be taking your chances. Although there is a surprising number of “satisfied” customers, there are those who have been conned by these women into sending them money.
5) Ashley Madison
This site with the tagline, “Life is Short. Have an Affair!”, is dedicated to singles/married people who are seeking affairs with other married people. Sadly, the site has millions of members to date. If you sign up with them, they guarantee an affair, although they do mention in their disclaimer that they are not personally held liable for personal injury or death that might happen to you if you use their services.
6) Wealthy Men
As the name suggests, this site helps you find your Mr Right, with a considerable bank balance i.e, men who make over $85,000/yr. At least the people who sign up know what they want and are not hesitant to go after it. More power to them!
7) Zombie Passions
If you’re a fan of the whole post-apocalyptic zombie world, or the dystopian world where humans are being controlled by zombies, then this is the site for you. Zombie passions is a 100% free online dating & social networking site for zombies, zombie lovers & people working in a dead-end job for too long. Who knew there were types of zombies – zombies from toxic spills, mutated viruses or radioactive meteors. Phew! Talk about creeeeepy!
8) Furry Mate
Believe it or not, there are people who like to dress up like cartoonish animals, and would like to date someone else who shares that passion. Huh. Enter FurryMate – where real relationships begin, which promises to help you find a furry friend, or a furry mate, or just people to meet up with at a furry convention. The one thing that’s baffling is, if you’re dressed up as a furry creature, how is that beginning a real relationship?
9) Gene Partner
This website claims to match people by analyzing their DNA with a tagline ‘love is not a coincidence’. The service has created a formula to match men and women for a romantic relationship based on their genes. Higher compatibility of genetic makeups apparently assure a higher success rate of the relationship, a more fulfilling sex life and higher fertility rates. This is taking science to a whole new level.
10) Stache Passions
This site, as you can guess, is for mustache lovers only. Whether it includes just men with mustaches or women with one too, is anybody’s guess! Apparently you can browse the Mustache Groups to find members by their preferred type of stache – Handlebar, or Walrus, or Horseshoe, or Pencil, or Dali, or Toothbrush, or Chevron. Eek.
11) Ugly Schmucks
Talk about lowering your self-esteem and self-worth! This site is all about keeping it real. It asks, Are people not seeing your inner beauty, are you an Ugly Schmuck?! Have you ever thought to yourself “I am Ugly”? If your answer is yes to both these questions, then this is the place for you, where you can choose to meet other ugly people who are looking for genuine personality over outer appearance.
12) Clown Dating
If you are suffering from Coulrophobia, i.e., a fear of clowns, then stay far, far away from this site! With the tagline, Everybody loves a clown … let a clown love you, this site helps you find others who share this hysterical lifestyle, whether you’re a clown by career or by choice.
13) Mullet Passions
Talk about true love created over the mutual love of an awful haircut! This site is 100% Free Dating & Social Networking for Singles Sportin’ a Mullet. They proudly declare that it’s business up front, and a PARTY in the back. And you can browse through Mullet Groups to find members based on the style of mullet they sport – classic, or camaro, or spiky, or minitruck, or mexi, or fubuskullet, or mudflap.
14) Uniform Dating
Everybody needs a hero! Agree? Then this is the site for you. If you think men in uniforms are a hot commodity, this site helps you find your very own hero. Whoever gets your blood pounding, be it firefighters, or military personnel, or cops, or pilots, or nurses, or doctors, you can try and hook up with them here.
15) STD Match
This maybe the most bizarre kind of online dating site on the Internet. It helps you Connect with Singles who share your STD. Ewwww! While registering, you can look for people with specific STDs – Herpes, HPV, HIV, Hepatitis, Chlamydia, Syphilis, Thrush or Gonorrhea. Talk about laying out all your cards on the table!
16) Vampire Passions
A free online dating & social networking site for vampires and vampire lovers, this site fills the post-twilight, post-true blood vacuum with its … morbidity. It helps you meet other vampire lovers who are into sanguine vampirism or psychic vampirism (don’t ask me what those terms mean!). They even help you find who enjoy the same blood type as you do – A, B, AB, O, or bovine (for “moral” reasons). * Cue eyeroll *
If you’re a cat lover and don’t want to let it go when you get into a relationship, then this is the site that helps you find that PURRfect mate for life, who is also a cat lover. You, me and the cat – one happy family! MEOW!
18) Singles with Food Allergies
Are you allergic to peanuts? Seafood? Soy? Are you Lactose-intolerant? Then this site helps you find that special someone who shares the same allergy, giving you an instant thing to bond over – a carrying an anti-histamine shot will be a thing of the past!
19) Equestrian Cupid
For all the people who love horses, this site helps you find other singles who share your passion for the awesome four-legged creature. It also promises to help you meet horseback-riding enthusiasts, discover uncharted trails, pursue the country lifestyle, and locate the best riding areas.
20) Sea Captain Date
Are you a sea captain tired of having the ocean as your only master/mistress? Enter Sea Captain Date, to handle all your relationship needs. You can create a profile on here and browse through the profiles for free. If sailing through the seven seas is what rocks your boat, then this is the place to be 😉
21) My Lovely Parent
This site is one of the good ones we found. It is all about Helping older single moms & dads meet new people online. With its super-easy interface to help the not-so-tech-savvy older people, and every profile checked by their team, they guarantee that your lovely loved one will meet only other lovely people. Awww, cute!
Have you come across any weird sites when surfing the net? Tell us in the comments below!