If you’re tired of being lonely or want to meet a few more of those fish in the sea that everyone keeps talking about, dating apps are the obvious answer. Most are free to download to your phone, after all, so what’s the harm in giving it a bash? After all, the possibility always exists that you find that one true love, just hanging around, keenly on the lookout for his or her soul mate. Which is you, if we haven’t already made that clear.
Most people in the search for true love (or true love for one night only) immediately turn to Tinder. It’s so popular that virtually every singleton on the planet is on it, so chances are your soul mate is there, if anywhere. But, what if you find Tinder that little bit too mainstream? What if you’re looking for someone who is a bit beyond liking long walks on the beach, wine and laughing? Believe it or not, there are plenty of other apps out there that are perfect for you, if you err on the wackier side.
To help you out, we’ve rounded up 5 bizarre dating apps that really exist. If you choose to use any of them, we certainly won’t judge, as we know the dating world can be a bit like Roulette. It’s always fun, but sometime the risk you took doesn’t pay off quite the way you thought!
It takes all sorts, and your soul mate really is out there, just waiting for you to assure them that you have had the same STDs. Yes, that’s a thing.
Why find a match based on things you both like when you can just as easily make that special connection by sharing a hatred for dolphins, as a random example. Hater Dater prides itself on bringing folks together so that they can hate things as a duo. Because, as everyone knows, hating something with another person to back up your hate is where love truly blossoms.
At first glance, this may seem like a bizarre way to find a soul mate, but give it a chance, think about how cathartic it is to have a good bitching session with someone, and you might just realise that this isn’t such a bad idea. A strange idea, for sure, but give it time and you might just come round. We did, and are happy to report that we use Hater Dater regularly to exorcise hatred for traffic in a good complaining session with a stranger.
Happn takes the idea that you’ve probably crossed paths with your soul mate already to a new level. Using GPS, it will match you only with people that you’ve crossed paths with before, literally. In terms of app ideas, this is rather interesting and unique. On the other hand, it could also be viewed as slightly creepy. We’re undecided, but do know that this concept is so specific; it would certainly be an interesting, eye opening experience, if nothing else.
There are normal, common singles, and then there are those who will only mix with others willing to spend $40 to $70 on a subscription. So apparently the idea is to match you with someone else who is either also very bad at determining value, or thinks that there is some sort of inherent value in throwing unnecessary money at dating apps. Again, we won’t judge, but just heads up; Tinder is still free, as is virtually every other dating app.
This is the one we were talking about before. An app specifically, and it is real, we checked, that matches you with people that share the same sexually transmitted diseases. For the third time; we don’t judge, but really, this is pushing the limits of what we thought was possible. Upon thinking about it, there perhaps is some sort of value to this concept, although we really don’t want to think about telling your kids that you matched at STDmatch. Romantic on so many levels.
The best for last, Ugly Schmucks is an app specifically designed for those who believe they are so unattractive they will never match with another human in the standard fashion. Perhaps, on the other hand, it’s simply for those who value inner beauty above all else. Either way, we very much doubt that there is much traffic running through this rather bizarre app. Plus, a piece of advice free from us; you’re not nearly as unattractive as you assume. Keep that in mind before you’re willing to write yourself off as an ugly schmuck. Though, you certainly didn’t need us to tell you that, of course!