Last week's brutally hot weather nearly did me in (it's pretty bad when a single woman's fantasies all start to involve air conditioning), but after perusing the latest thing in online dating, I realized brutally hot is what it's all about these days. For the uninitiated, Darwin Dating is one of several new online sites devoted exclusively to beautiful people or hotties or whatever you want to call those fabulous beings who never seem to have to worry about thinning hair or spinach in their teeth or what an old co-worker of mine used to call "lunch lady arms" (you know, the kind that keep waving long after your hand has stopped).
Touted as an elite alternative to dating sites filled with "ugly, unattractive, desperate fatsos" (as they so charmingly refer to the masses on Match, Yahoo, Nerve, e Harmony and the rest of the "riffraff" sites), Darwin Dating promises "online dating minus the ugly people." Who, exactly, are these ugly people?
Most services also encourage members to add photos or videos to their profile.
Once a profile has been created, members can view the profiles of other members of the service, using the visible profile information to decide whether or not to initiate contact.
So began my weird and wonderful journey into niche dating websites…
Horsey Lover Dating This is another ad that crops up regularly on my news feed – despite the fact that I’m not really into horses, and I’m fairly certain I’ve never even used the word ‘horse’ on the site (way to pick your audience, Facebook).
A great diversity of online dating services currently exists.
Some have a broad membership base of diverse users looking for many different types of relationships.
Such companies offer a wide variety of unmoderated matchmaking services, most of which are profile-based.
Online dating services allow users to become "members" by creating a profile and uploading personal information including (but not limited to) age, gender, sexual orientation, location, and appearance.
The whole perception of ugly people is that they are of lower stature than everyone else. Motto: Equestrian Cupid is an exclusive community for cowboys and cowgirls and equestrian singles to meet horseback-riding enthusiasts, discover uncharted trails, pursue the country lifestyle, and locate the best riding areas.
Motto: Sick of dating websites filled with ugly, unattractive, desperate fatsos? Darwin Dating was created exclusively for beautiful, desirable people.
My favourite personal ad was posted by Lonely Bill, who has “one eye, half a torso, and a whole lot of heart”.