Single White Foodie Looking for Love: Food Dating Sites for Every Niche
George Bernard Shaw once said, "There is no love sincerer than the love of food."
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While I have to agree with him on that, sometimes the love of another person can be nice too. And because these days the Internet can solve most problems, there are now websites that allow you to have your cake and someone to help you eat it, too. Even, it turns out, if you can't eat cake because you're gluten free.
For you, there's the brand new dating site, GlutenfreeSingles, which identifies as "a dating, networking, and informative website where you never have to feel alone, awkward, or a burden because you are gluten-free." Finally, right?
Now, as you know, I'm a major foodie (I mean, it's my job), and yet I've never dated a guy who could really cook, let alone who cared about the difference between a roulade and a remoulade or knew what either meant. Still, I've been pretty happy with the dating scene, culinary novices and all.
But, I started thinking, if there's a dating website for people who are gluten free, could there be matchmaking sites for people who are, for instance, addicted carbs (not that I know any)? What about sites to connect locavores or wine enthusiasts?
It turns out the Internet is full of niche, food-related dating sites, and I've compiled the best and weirdest for you here. I hope you find love, my dear reader, and if you don't, I hope you at least get a good meal for your trouble.
Let's just start with the new kid on the block. GlutenfreeSingles connects people who are either gluten intolerant or who choose not to consume gluten because of
some misguided notion about the health risks of gluten. Not only does it match up potential lovers, but it also has a blog about gluten-free stuff and forums where you can discuss the trials and tribulations of dating someone who isn't gluten-free or trying to fins a gluten-free cake that doesn't taste like cardboard. Oh, and the best part is it's free! Payment free, that is.
It's more a lifestyle than a food dating site per se, but the FarmersOnly.com blog mentions food a lot. The site caters to "good old fashioned, down-to-earth people who live in small towns and rural areas," not just farmers. That said, there seems to be a lot of talk about topics like beef, corn and being one with the land on the site. Where have all the cowboys gone, you ask? To FarmersOnly.com, apparently.
"There's a huge online Paleo community," the website says, "but how many Paleo/Primal/Crossfit friends do you have in real life?" If your answer is zero, then Paleoconnect just might be the thing for you! (Unless you're hoping to keep it that way.) Paleoconnect is more than a dating site, because it aims to connect anyone who is interested in talking to people with a common lifestyle. If you happen to make a love connection out of it, then that's just great. Sidenote: What the hell is a "primal" friend? I have a feeling it has something to do with living like a caveman, but I'd rather just assume it involves primate buddies, like Marcel on Friends.