Because clowns and sea captains are looking for love, too.
Everyday dating can difficult no matter where you live. Dimly lit bars, loud dance floors and awkward introductions—yikes! So people have turned to online dating, especially when they have a very specific quality or type they're looking for.
With over 1,500 dating sites out there, they can't all be broad. Niche dating sites are on the rise, and whether you're looking for a rich man to travel the world with or a hottie in uniform, there's a site (and someone behind the computer screen) out there.
Here are seven dating sites we can't believe exist:
1. Miss Travel
Are you absolutely gorgeous and want to travel but don't have the funds? Or do you have the funds but nobody to be your companion? On Miss Travel, you're either identified as someone who's "attractive" or "generous". (And no, there's no option to be both.) The site gives both parties the opportunity to get what they want: a person to travel with and the means to do it.
Are you a soldier, nurse or pilot? Or do you just have a thing for a man in uniform? Whether you wear one yourself or like those who do, you can connect with singles in pretty much any type of uniform at the click of a button on UniformDating.com.
3. Dating With Herpes
When you have an STD, dating can be rough. Instead of struggling to tell people about it, why not join a site that exclusively caters to people who have the same issue? Powered by PositiveSingles.com, Dating With Herpes enables single people (with herpes) to meet up without having to do "the talk" later on.
4. Sea Captain Date
The name says it all: it's dating for sea captains! SeaCaptainDate.com is where those who are fond of the sea can meet others with a desire to sail. We would include lots of raunchy sea-related puns, but we think this site actually sounds pretty amazing.
5. The Ugly Bug Ball
As their motto goes, "Real dating for real people." If you're sick of feeling like every site you try is full of people who don't even bother to read your profile, then try The Ugly Bug Ball—a place for meeting people searching for the same personality-driven attraction.
6. 420 Singles
It's exactly what it sounds like, yes.
Whaddya think? Are any of these for YOU?