Online dating has been in the mainstream for several years now—but not all online dating sites are conventional.
Beyond Match.com, OKCupid, e Harmony and the like, there are hundreds if not thousands of somewhat bizarre websites for niche audiences.
A billboard ad for the website on a London Underground platform seen in July said: "Step aside, fate.
It's time science had a go at love." It went on: "Imagine being able to stack the odds of finding lasting love entirely in your favour.
"This is a new form of fake news which the ASA has rightly slapped down." The website said it used an algorithm based on scientific theories in the relationship literature of assortative mating that required users to complete lengthy questionnaires to determine their personality traits, values, interests and other factors.
Users were then matched to other individuals whose responses complemented their own preferences and matched a specific percentage of a list of personality factors that e Harmony determined to be vital in successfully matching people.
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Darwin Dating is, unapologetically, for “beautiful,” slender people between the ages of 18 and 35.
This dating site is dedicated to helping single scientists find love.
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With such a long (and ridiculous) list of things you could be “banned” from the site for, it’s surprising that anybody on the planet would ever be eligible to join.
Ironically, Charles Darwin himself wouldn’t be welcomed! Check out the website for a chuckle at its tongue-in-cheek content. But be prepared, though, because your membership may not be accepted: members’ votes count for 80% of your final score in determining whether you’re prime Darwin material. In fact, according to this website, “it’s no fun looking for love when you’re a clown, [because] behind all the make-up and the red nose is a lonely heart.” This is for Clowns (yes, with a capital “C”) and Clown wannabes.
e Harmony believed consumers would interpret the ad to mean that its scientific approach could potentially work for them, and not that it would guarantee they would find lasting love or make connections.