Seems like there’s a dating website for all seasons now, thanks to new forays into the niche dating landscape that can cater to every whim and desire.
There’s no dearth of internet dating sites out there right now, as the desire for love and companionship – or even just a shag now and again – doesn’t change much. If anything, research shows that online dating actually gets more popular when the economy takes a turn, with the prevailing wisdom being that people need to find some safety, comfort, and stability when times get tough.
Lucky for you, there’s plenty of niche sites out there if you’re looking for something special. Old seeking young, poor seeking rich – the list goes on and on it seems – but there are a few stand-outs that have been grabbing the headlines over the past week.
First we have the advent of dating sites catering to those looking for extramarital affairs. Yes, it seems absolutely mad that there are enough people looking to discreetly cheat on their spouses that whole websites have been set up specifically for that goal in mind, but apparently it’s big business; not only that, but some social researchers say that a little infidelity might actually be good for you.
If that’s a bit too much for you to handle, there are other, more benign sites being launched every day as well. One such dating site dedicated to older, single parents finding love after their children have left the nest is nearing its launch date, founded by two brothers who were inspired by their 60 year old mum, whom they love dearly and want to see happy as she enters her retirement years.
It’s a bit of a wide trough between older single parents finding love and unhappy marrieds looking for a little something on the side, but there you have it: the dating industry has something for nearly everyone, no matter what it is the’re looking for. Hopefully there will be more positive stories like the lonely mum finding love and companionship and less about wrecked households and ruined marriages, but one really can’t know what the future holds.
Still, it can’t hurt to maybe try a bit harder with your spouse if things are a bit rocky, only if you don’t want them spending the mortgage payment on membership fees for some rather dingy dating site out there!