Online dating is now responsible for one in three romantic relationships. So in honor of Valentine's Day, check out these 12 "niche" dating sites. Some are interesting, some are stimulating, and a couple are just plain weird. Enjoy.
All the pain of dating, without the sex. Actually the focus here is on developing platonic relationships, and the intended audience is people who identify as "asexual" (not experiencing sexual attraction) rather than "celibate" (sexually inactive by choice) or "incredibly frustrated" (sexually inactive not by choice). The site links to the nonprofit Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN), which deserves respect for being both sincere and educational.
These days, making any relationship work is excruciatingly difficult. And if you happen to be one of those lucky schmucks with a hot lover, CanDoBetter is your worst enemy. The tagline is "Let The World Decide!" and the site's users aren't exactly supportive of mismatches. This "premier matching portal" gleefully channels its inner Gossip Girl and lets anyone with a free membership judge you on what really matters in dating: your looks.