Singles want more options these days, and it's paved the way for new online dating services to pop up on the Internet -- many of which take much more specific approaches to matching people up other than by looking at any two users' profile information and finding similarities between them.
You might be surprised to find out what kind of strange, highly niche-specific dating services there are now available, with more popping up all the time.
"With ugly dating, you can date ugly people who know exactly how you feel," the service explains on its website.
"They can relate to you in ways a non-ugly person could never understand." As if this list couldn't get any more ridiculous, yes -- there's actually an online dating website for people who still love that insanely outdated "business in the front, party in the back" hairstyle trend.
Whether you suffer from premature balding or you live alone with eight cats, Settle for Love is the place to be upfront about it. is a dating app that's been referred to as "the Tinder for weed." Like Tinder, you can choose to connect with people nearby (or pass) just for fun and friendship or for a serious relationship -- and everyone who uses it already knows that it's a community for marijuana smokers.
The founder apparently came up with the idea after the matches he got from other dating services were turned off by his smoking habits.
Whether the reason for giving up gluten is because of allergies, celiac disease, a slight intolerance or even just a diet/health decision -- Gluten Free Singles makes it easier for singles to connect in a world full of gluten.
The service can even be used by people just wanting to make friends or join a community with an interest in gluten free cooking, recipes, support and discussions.
Singles looking to mingle are increasingly crossing cultures to find their perfect partners on dating sites. You may be from one culture and your potential honey is from another.
(Think swirled ice cream on a cone.) Mixed ethnicity families are on the rise in the UK (source: BBC), and according to The Guardian, nearly 1 in 10 people in England and Wales are in inter-ethnic relationships.
Online dating is popular among suburban residents and city goers, with more potential matches and more things to do on a date in the most highly populated locations.