For those with specific tastes in the bedroom rather than the kitchen describes itself as a site for “beginners to the S & M and BDSM devotee”.
The cybersphere also boasts a plethora of dating sites for those who want to tailor their sexual fetishes from uk (“to please everyone who has a foot fetish”) to uk.
Those on a more serious quest for love tend to choose sites like E-Harmony, which has a giddlingly huge list of compatibility criteria on which it pairs its users.
I’m on set at a Zombie-Valentine-themed boutique lingerie shoot (don’t ask) chatting to long-term single, serial-dating model Melis*.
She’s tried pretty much every mainstream online site going, but confesses that she isn’t really looking for love.“It’s more like a game of snap” she tells me.
Weird This may provoke an outpouring of indignation from those for a penchant for a fireman or a nurse, but I find the concept of uniformdating.com, a site for “those who work in uniform or fancy those that do” very strange.
I’m clearly in a minority, however, as at last count it had 500,000 members.
Clowndating.com, a clown dating website is similarly a bit odd (not least because most people either associate clowns strongly with their childhood or find them nightmare-inducingly terrifying), as is “a dating networking site for death industry professionals”.
I can’t decide whether uk, a place for people with herpes to meet one another, represents a really responsible attitude to take to one’s incurable and highly contagious STI, or whether it’s weird to restrict one’s choice of partner to people who have the same disease as you.
I found sites fit broadly into four categories: Standard, Specific (sometimes laughably so), weird and plain wrong.
Standard Probably the most popular choices for tech-dating newbies, these include sites like Match, E-harmony, Plenty Of Fish, Tinder and Guardian Soulmates.
“On Twitter, actually” she says, clearly surprising even herself with her answer “which in a way is better.