We work online, we order food online, we tell people when we’re sleeping online in Skype mood messages, we get jobs online, we invite friends to parties online and we meet interesting people who turn into friends on Twitter.
Perhaps more than any other activity, online dating remains a mysterious realm where our real life interactions have been hugely augmented by sites like Match, e Harmony, JDate, Plenty of Fish and OKCupid.
Singles could select and search for people who match their infinite preferences from a vast pool of other singles.
The reality, however, is that people often have a particular thing (kink, quirk, fascination) that is really important to them.
It could be they want to date a Christian, or meet someone into tattoos, or who loves dogs, or horses, or golf, etc.
and that has lead to the growth of niche dating sites: to serve these interests and commonalities. The site is dedicated to pairing cougars with their prey — in other words older women who enjoy the company of younger men as was famously portrayed in the 1967 film Enjoy modern relationships where no one is off limits.
On that note, I’ve rounded up a list of some niche, and even seriously strange, online dating sites. Age, status and background are no longer obstacles to love and today’s young man loves the confident, experienced woman who knows exactly what she wants.
I’m not suggesting you use any of them, but wanted you to be aware they exist for your daily consumption and browsing pleasure. The site’s blog is amazing, including plenty of advice for cougar women and their toy boys such as, how to introduce your cougar to mum?
Love Horse Love Horse is a dating site for horse lovers. In old folk lore, women were always portrayed in near religious ecstasy when paired with a muscular stallion. For another cougar toy boy website, check out Toy Boy. Want to have dinner with someone who can discuss time travel and multiple dimensions?
Whether you are looking for romance, flirtation, pen pals, or just some new friends who share your passion for equestrian pursuits, you’ll find exactly who you are looking for here or around the world. Check out Brainiac Dating where members earn badges for solving puzzles and playing games.
Lawrence Chernin, the CEO and founder of Brainiac Dating, runs the site on his own and says he started the site for people who value intelligence, but not necessarily via book learning or college degrees.
“I was thinking of the case of many super-successful college dropouts — especially those in the tech world like the Facebook guy,” Chernin says.
For another geeky dating site, check out Seek a Geek.