It has never been easy to date. Since the dawn of courtship, we have struggled to make initial connections with love interests. You live in too small a town, you’re tired of frequenting bars, and you can’t stand to be set up by another friend. But singles are living in lucky times these days thanks to the internet. With online dating many people are finding their life-long soulmates or are at least like minded people who are searching for the same type of relationship with just a few clicks. In fact according to a recent study, 11% of internet users (representing 9% of all adults) say that they have personally used an online dating site such as Match.com, eHarmony, or OK Cupid. Further more, 22% of 25 to 34 year olds and 17% of 35 to 44 year olds are online daters.
With their growing popularity, it is only natural that they evolve into catering to more niche communities. Depending on your sexual orientation, your religion and even your age you can find a site that works for you. And for those who feel particularly strong about dietary preferences or culinary prowess, there are sites for you too!
After all. it makes sense...if you could pick a partner that shares your extreme passion for dining out or follows your dietary needs, why wouldn’t you want to go out with them? To help you begin the search for your soulmate, we researched the most legitimate, and visited dating sites that specifically cater to food lovers so you can start breaking bread with a potential partner. We selected our list based upon their appeal to actual food lovers, the ease of setting up and using an account and whether the sites were available for free or at cost. We took into consideration their social following and the ability to target the specific orientation needs of a dater and ranked them accordingly. One major fault in nearly all of the sites on our list seemed to be that they catered to heterosexual relationships. offering homosexual candidates limited options almost across the board.
While there are some international options VineaLove, a site based on a passion for wine, Foodie Lover in the UK and RSVP in Australia, we decided to focus on sites that reach singles in the U.S. alone. From the Wine Dating Club to Gluten Free Singles, there is a site for every type of food lover looking for a little romance in their own kitchen!
Research contributions made by Emily Jacobs