If general dating websites have let you down, join the club.
One in five people who turn to eHarmony for matches receive a “Dear John” rejection letter, excluded for reasons such as sexual orientation and religious preference. Should you fail to find your fish in the big sea, try looking in a smaller pond: the über-niche dating site.
If your tastes are super-specific—we’re talking “Dewy Decimal Looking for a Naughty Bookworm” (SingleBooklovers.com) and “Golfer Seeks Birdie to Carry Nine Iron—On and off the Green” (DateAGolfer.com)—then this trend is good news for you. Here are some of our faves:
FarmersOnly.com: More than 70,000 country bumpkins have clung to this site’s mantra: “City folks just don’t get it!”
Mango-tree.com: For the super multi-tasker: Find a travel buddy, plan your next vacation, and score a date all at the same time.
SugarDaddie.com: Helping those who have money (and those who want it) find true love.
gk2gk.com: This comprehensive nerd site rates the Top 10 Geekiest Dates—the winner’s date took her to his all-guy chess match.
ASoundMatch.com: Finally, 80s hair band lovers and hip-hoppers can stop wasting each other’s time.
TattooedSingles.com: This site matches people who expect their dates to have strangers’ names inked onto their backsides.
Consumating.com: Can’t decide? This site lets you search profiles for any and all interests—for example, 23 members really like ferrets.