While perusing one of my favorite websites, 20-Nothings, I came across a recent New York Times article about the rise of niche dating. Wanna date a old wealthy bearded Vegan who loves Macs? Well, then there are plenty of options for you. However, I noticed that a few important demographics were left out of the list and thought I’d include them below.
Pirate Passions– “Pirates Passions be a 100% free social networrrkin’ an’ online datin’ site ferrr buccanneers an’ buccanneers at hearrrt“
Free and full of people who absolutely do not look like pirates, this is a great way to get your Capitan Ron freak on. Example of what you will find: “CreepyOlGuy”, 43 years old, enjoys eating brains, currently lives on a pirate ship with his wife and children, Pagan.
Cowboy Cowgirl- “Welcome to Cowboy Cowgirl! Where Country meets Country!”
Ever want to date someone who never removes their cowboy hat (ahem, Robert Rodriguez)? Then this is the site for you! Where every match states that they enjoy the finer things in life such as “rodeo”, “gambling”, and “fishing”. Every single one. Every. Single. One.
Sea Captain Date– “Dating Can Be a Stormy Sea”
Life as a sea captain is a lonely one, so why not get more than just your boat wet? Sea Captain Date is the premier dating service for sea captains and the ladies who love them. Example of what you will find: AllHandsonDick, 23 years old, Silverlake, CA, is “looking for an chill girl who’s down to party on my dad’s boat sometime. No drama please.” (sent to me via Write_By_Night)
Farmers Only– “City folks just don’t get it!“
With profile names like “Deerfriend”, “TraxterMaster”, and “FarmBoy4U2Luv2”, this is the only place to find that special someone who love theirs tractor more than your future farm hand children. Example of what you will find: CountryGuy62, 45 years old, has “been alone for about 5 years now and needs to do some catching up. Tired of sitting home alone watching TV”.
Purrsonals– “Meet other cat lovers who really match your PURRsonality!”
Unfortunately, I could not take a look at the profiles, but I’m sure your imagination can run wild with this.
Inmates for You– “The inmates within this site are looking for friends, pen pals, and even that love of their life.”
This site actually is kind of sad. It reminded me of Shawshank Redemption. Most of these inmates sound desperate for friends, speak of their God-fearing ways, and refer to themselves as though they’re still in society. It’s actually worth taking a look strictly from a sociological standpoint. Until you realized they probably killed someone.