Online Dating for Weirdos
Strange Online Dating Sites
One of the great things about the internet is that it allows people from all over the world to communicate and find each other based on common interests. For some, this means joining an online forum on gardening, or animals, or whatever.
But what if you are looking for love online? There are many websites that offer online dating, and I am sure most of you have heard or seen the ads for some of the larger and best established sites such as eHarmony, or Match.com
All of these online dating sites will ask you to fill in a questionnaire or form about yourself, including your physical attributes and likes and dislikes in the hopes of matching you up with a kindred spirit. But what if, let's be honest now, you are just a bit (okay very) weird and have eccentic tastes in romantic partners. These plain vanilla dating sites just won't cut it. You need to venture into the world of weird dating sites were every niche, every weird habit, finds acceptance, validation, and a most of all a community of like-minded weirdos waiting for you.
Here are some of weirdest online dating websites on the internet.
Dating Inmates - or Don't Pick Up that Soap in the Showers
- Inmate Penpals
A site that matches you up with inmate penpals. Supposedly the goal is to help inmates overcome literacy problems and establish friendships with positive role models on the outside world. But the profiles often suggest a desire for a meaningful ....
Ever wanted to date a convict? Admit it, who hasn't. The advantages are obvious: you always know where they are, they can't cheat on you (well at least not with members of the opposite sex) and as George on Seinfeld found out, nothing beats conjugal visit sex.
But how do you meet your convict-darling? You might watch Nancy Grace and wait for the next celebrity murder and then establish a pen pal relationship with the next Scott Peterson but the problem with that approach is that the guys and gals who get featured on CNN are the rock stars of the prison world, with thousands of pathetic groupies pursuing them. They have their pick of the loser pile, and may not even notice you. Not even if you send them money for cigarettes.
For those with more realistic aspirations, such as wanting to form a close and loving relationship with someone doing 20 to life, it is best to avoid the celebrities and get to know the quieter, more stable, inmates that have not been spoiled by fame.
The site Inmate.com offers you the chance to develop penpal relationships with inmates. It's supposedly all for a good cause -- giving the inmates a chance to forge positive relationships with people on the outside. But many of the profiles suggest that the inmates are after a little bit more than a penpal friendship.
I especially like the out-dated photos of some of the women prisoners, taken before they got sentenced to life a decade ago.
A DISCLAIMER: This is so I don't get sued. But if it is not obvious to you already, dating or establishing any form of relationship or communication with convicted felons is not safe. So don't do it. View the site. Snicker at the stupidity of others who have fallen for this and move on.
Follow the Herd
Are you tired of the old barn scene? Is it time to send Betsy the Cow to market and now you want some human comanionship? (Okay, that's mean. I apologize to all farmers for the innuendo.)
FarmersOnly.com offers a chance for farmers and other "down to earth" people to meet, and sow some wild oats. This site is needed because as the site's slogan says, "City Folk Just Don't Get it."
The site features a section called "Barnyard Buzz" where singles talk about their online dating experiences.
As far as I know there are no other sites based solely on occupation, so the field is wide open for an entrepreneur to launch an online dating site for Plumbers and the ones who love them. (I imagine the picture profiles would include a lot of butt cracks.)
No It's Not Okay
Dating for Pathetic People
So, you are a grown man/woman and you were a diaper because you want to and not because you have a medical condition? Are you tired of your dates running in horror when they discover the squishy surprise in your pants, while making out? It's time to hook up with like-minded diaper wearers that know that there is absolutely nothing wrong with wearing a diaper and soiling yourself on purpose.
DailyDiaper.com features an online dating site for people who like to wear diapers. The front page features men and women posing seductively in their diaper lingerie. The site is free to join, apparently. Which is good because you can use the money you save to pay for a therapist.
Dating for Pet Lovers
Date Me, Date My Pet
The unfortunately named DateMyPet.com promises to hook up pet lovers with other pet lovers, and not lovers with their pets. The idea is not too bad - after all a dog on a leash can be good icebreaker when trying to strike up a conversation with a hot girl at the park -- but I think that this site goes a bit overboard when its users are asked to set up dating profiles for their pets and then people are matched based not just on their own compatibility but also on that of their pets.
Plus, I'm not sure I would want to date a cat lady. When I was in college, I had a girlfriend who had a lot of cats. A lot of cats. My clothes were always infested with cat hair and, well, you get the picture. I haven't talked to her in years but I wouldn't be surprised if one day, when she is old and grey, I see her on the local news in a story about some cat hoarding old lady that had her house raided by the animal authorities because she had a gazillion cats taking up every nook and cranny of her house. But I digress. I should check if she has a profile on this site.
Dating for Fanboys and Girls
Dating for Nerds
Are you a Trekkie obsessed with Spock and learning Klingon? Now you don't have to wait for the next Star Trek convention to find a sexy Borg or brainy Vulcan.
Searching the profiles actually turned up a few good looking women. But are they human?
Dating for Geeks
There is a fine line between a Geek and a Nerd, but apparently Geeks have a lot of options when it comes to online dating. It may have something to do with them being glued to their computer monitor and not being able to meet real people.
There are a lot of sites catering to self-confessed Geeks, including gk2gk.com. Geek to Geek.com promises a site where it's "okay to be who really are."
Being true to yourself is admirable. The pictures in the profiles, not so much.
If you loved the TV show called Beauty and the Geek in which geeks compete for the affections of some hot babes, you are going to be disappointed with this site. There are no hot babes here.
Ayn Rand Dating
If you are obsessed with the works of Ayn Rand, author of such books as the Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, theAtlasSphere.com offers you the chance to meet up with other like-minded people. A Salon.com reviewer called it "My personal favorite [niche dating and social networking site]." When I checked the site listed over 7,000 dating profiles of people whose world view is so narrow that they only want to date people who think that Ayn Rand was the greatest author and thinker alive.
What's next? When they get old enough to date, I bet there will be a dating site for Harry Potter fans.
Dating for Giants
Are you freakishly tall? If so, tallfriends.com is the place to meet other tall singles.
Features include these intriguingly named sections on the site: Enlarge Circle of Tall Friends by 10 Times - Largest Tall Forums - Largest Tall Blogs - Online Tall Chat - and Daily Tall News.
Barbecue Louie and others tell you why you should date them. This is not made up apparently. The youtube poster says that this video was compiled from the archives of a now defunct 1980s video dating service.
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Anish Kumar from Mundi Kharar, Mohali, Chandigarh, (Punjab) on August 16, 2014:
I am hearing these sites for the first time..LOL.But well done for this interesting blog.I 'd laughed during reading this blog.
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Robert P (author) from Canada on February 02, 2014:
The sad thing is that these people feel no shame and have no problem flaunting their stupidity. Not only is he overly affectionate with his car but the guy goes on national television to talk about it, and he thinks it is just fine.
Tessa on January 31, 2014:
I haven't laughed so hard in a long time. Diapers? How about the guy who is in love with his car and has relations with it.
Outdoorsguy, you are too funny!
rrnewmed on August 20, 2012:
Unique and hilarious Hub page! Loved it!
ruffridyer from Dayton, ohio on October 18, 2011:
This hub remains me of the Mad T.V. skit, Lowered Expectations.
suregeek on October 10, 2011:
Geek dating can be tough for sure! Here are some geek dating tips.
Jen from Couch on October 02, 2011:
SueShepard from USA on May 08, 2011:
I never heard of these sites! LOL! This is great! Now I am going to have to go look at them out of curiosity! Thanks! :)
Sunnyglitter from Cyberspace on February 16, 2011:
Oh my goodness. You can find a dating site for anything and anybody these days.
Mrs. J. B. from Southern California on February 16, 2011:
Who would have guessed that there are so many dating sites. I see also that you are a Seinfeld fan. If I were single I would go about dating the old fashion way.
outdoorsguy from Tenn on June 10, 2010:
ROFLMAO.. cant breathe cant breathe.... oh too funny...
next it will be Farmers seeking sexy former city girl trek nerd site for the socially challenged. great hub LOL
MrSpock on February 20, 2010:
What's wrong with learning klingon?
Rik Ravado from England on January 08, 2010:
This is funny and also well written - well done!
Jennifer987 on November 11, 2009:
Funny, yes, but some of them have the right idea. Check out http://www.compatiblechoice.com for compatibility.
Jacques R Abbott III on August 15, 2009:
I would Like to have a Girlfriend that is nice and crazy trust full
AJHargrove from USA on May 28, 2009:
Some of these actually sound interesting, like the pets one or the farmers one. It's good to find people who share your values.
1964human from Smallville Kansas on April 08, 2009:
Hysterical! Thanks so much for the great post! I Love to laugh!
twistorx on November 26, 2008:
then again... define crazy. Everybody is crazy in their own way. Keeps things interesting.
Amy L. Nitrate from Texas on September 30, 2008:
The ONLY thing I miss about being married is not having to date. I only wish there were a site for apathetic lushes who just want to settle so that they can split the bills.
02SmithA from Ohio on September 07, 2008:
I got a nice laugh out of this hub. Crazy how many sites are out there!
Shirley Anderson from Ontario, Canada on August 04, 2008:
It would take a miracle, too.
Robert P (author) from Canada on August 03, 2008:
Thanks Shirley. I laughed out loud when I saw that video. I wonder if any of them are happily married now. Miracles do happen.
Shirley Anderson from Ontario, Canada on August 03, 2008:
My God, that was a funny video! You know, if they still made those, it would be a lot easier for people to weed out the weirdos without having to meet them.
Great and funny hub!
Round 2 on July 22, 2008:
That is the funniest hub I have read in a long time! I especially with the "20 to life" part! Great job !! LMAO
bluerabbit on July 18, 2008:
LOL!! This is great.
Maylinda Arons on July 11, 2008:
Oh, I love this hub. It's so offbeat and interesting! I didn't know there was so much weirdness in the world! Wow, new horizons! Whoops *keels over as the new world veiw takes over her senses*
SweetiePie from Southern California, USA on May 31, 2008:
Great hub, but now I am curious about the diaper site you mentioned. Well I guess people with a diaper fetish really enjoy that one.
Beaks from USA on April 13, 2008:
I just looked through the geek site, and let me tell you- the men are no prize either. Wow. Is there a nerd site that you didn't list? It lok slike you may have missed putting in the url.
cgull8m from North Carolina on April 05, 2008:
I didn't realize there are so many different types, the convict dating is hilarious, but there are people out there who would still fall for Scott Peterson type personality even though he killed his own wife and kid brutally. I think it is clueless to pursue such a relationship. I saw one site for Gothics only, I have also seen religious based dating sites.
crazycat from Philippines on April 03, 2008:
Yes, weird sites. I wonder how many people joins in these sites.
dafla on April 03, 2008:
You know, I might just join that farmers site. It's true that city folk just don't get it. I've been a farmer, and it's very, very hard work. It's really one of those "You had to be there" sort of things that someone who's never done it just doesn't understand. I mean, how many people actually WANT to get up at 5 a.m. to break the ice on the water trough so the goats can drink? Not many, believe me. Wonder if there are any farmers left in S. Florida.
topstuff on April 03, 2008:
Verey interesting hub and these sites really seem to be weird.
Hamilton Forrester from Myrtle Beach, SC on April 02, 2008:
Great hub, lots of fun. lol, yeah I'm glad I'm married 22 years.
Merle Ann Johnson from NW in the land of the Free on April 02, 2008:
oh boy..at least I know my place..here safe on the hubs...G-Ma :o) hugs
In The Doghouse from California on April 02, 2008:
I guess this just goes to show you the old saying is correct, "there is some one for everybody!" lol At this point I am glad I am happily married!