America is the land of the free and the home of the online dating sites. Maybe you’ve tried one out yourself, or maybe you’re just morbidly curious about the universe of potential romance that lies between “www” and “dot com.” No matter what the case is, you’re a part of a generation that relies heavily on using online dating resources to find love. Don’t believe us? Get this: more than one-third of U.S. marriages today are the result of relationships that began online. There are, of course, the stalwart dating sites that you’ve come across simply by virtue of being a human with access to the Internet: we’re talking Match.com, eHarmony and OkCupid. What you may be surprised to hear, however, is that there are tons of bizarre dating sites you won’t even believe exist lurking in the corners of the Internet. Luckily for you, we’ve scoured every inch of the Internet and compiled some of the strangest, funniest or just uncomfortably specific dating sites on the web. Which one is calling to you?
1. PURRsonals (purrsonals.com)
Remember that crazy funny video of the girl making her profile video for eHarmony who started crying mid-bio talking about cats? Okay, so maybe that turned out to be fake, but what is important is that instead of perusing eHarmony, girlfriend should have been creating a profile on PURRsonals, a dating site dedicated to cat lovers. If it sounds super weird, that’s because it is. If you join now, it’s free, and they’ll even send you a free eBook worth $15! What’s the eBook about, you ask? Cat care. Like, seriously. Cat care.
2. DiaperMates (diapermates.com)
Are you an adult diaper lover? Are you searching for a relationship with another fully grown man or woman who likes to do his or her business in a glorified sack tied around the waist? If you said “yes” to either of these questions, then DiaperMates might be the online dating site for you. You may be inclined to assume that the largest demographic of members on the site is, well, geriatric, but that’s not true. Almost half of the total members on DiaperMates are between 21 and 29. Personally, we want to stay all kinds of far away from anything that goes down on this site. It’s just too weird. It’s worth it to mention that the site doesn’t allow poop pictures – not that that makes it any better.
3. FarmersOnly(farmersonly.com )
Lots of people have heard of FarmersOnly, thanks to their stellar commercial campaign complete with tagline “City Folks Just Don’t Get It.” We actually applaud the efforts of this particular site. After plowing the fields all day, it’s probably tough to muster up the energy to go out to bars (or wherever farmers go) to meet people. We’re not sure what the exact qualifications are for being a farmer, but we’re assuming our sad attempt at growing our own herbs doesn’t exactly count. Anyone on the site want to teach us the ways of agricultural living?
4. Vampire Passions (vampirepassions.com)
If you’re still holding on to your last desperate hope that Edward Cullen is going to ditch Bella and come live with you for eternity, then it might be time to take matters into your own hands. Instead of waiting for Edward to come to you, why not go to him? Vampire Passions is a dating site for people who legitimately think that they’re vampires and are looking to drink the blood of other humans. You can even search for people who like drinking the same blood type as you do. Apparently that turns some people on.
5. NaturistPassion.com (naturistpassion.com)
Say that you’re really into the life of a nudist. Say, again, that you’re really into dating someone else who wants to live the life of a nudist. Though it may be hard to bring that up in conversation on a different dating site, NaturistPassion.com is the perfect place to meet other nudists without having the awkward, “So, what are your feelings on public nudity?” conversation. We’re a little confused as to where exactly you could go on a date with another nudist (other than a nude beach… or your own home), but there are tens of thousands of members on this site, so they must be figuring something out. Our advice is to steer clear of this website while at work. Your boss may not be as understanding about browsing naked people on the Internet as you wish he was.
6. Stache Passions (stachepassions.com)
What’s your favorite fetish? For certain people, it’s moustaches. Maybe you have one, love a man who sports one or just are generally intrigued by facial hair. Whatever the case, check out Stache Passions, which is a real place on the Internet where people who have an affinity for moustaches come together and form romantic relationships. You can even narrow your search by stache type. Are you more of a Dali girl? Or do you go weak at the knees for a good ole handlebar? (Just stay away from any guy trying to bring back the Hitler stache; that’s our one piece of advice.) The jury is still out on what happens if a member shaves. Are you forced to leave? We’ll get back to you on that one.
7. Sea Captain Date (seacaptaindate.com)
Talk about having a type. If you can’t get enough of Captain Ahab or you just like the seafaring type, check out Sea Captain Date to become some lucky man’s first mate. Maybe on date night you can heat things up by reading The Old Man and the Sea out loud to each other. Or, after a crazy romantic night, you can tell your friends that your boyfriend “really adjusted your sails” or “made you feel like a mermaid.” Whatever that means. According to the website’s front page, there are over 10,000 captains who are members (this number is surprising mostly because we’re shocked there are that many sea captains, period).
Which one are you mostly likely to try out? Maybe we should start a Her Campus dating site. HCCampusCuties.com, anyone? Let us know what you think!