10 Best Online Dating Websites for Food Lovers (Slideshow)
February 5, 2014
Make a connection based on your mutual palate preferences
10. Wine Dating Club
With an enticing promise to wine-lovers everywhere, this website aims to connect those who love vino and are ready to build their relationship over a glass of wine. The site is very easy to navigate and set up a profile, with no approval wait-time. You can fill out and view a fairly thorough questionnaire that allows you to get to know potential dates on a very basic level quickly. When you send out “flirts” to let a member know you’re interested, the site generates interesting ice-breakers to make starting a conversation easier for the first-time online dater.Though Wine Dating Club advertises itself as a free website, the access to all account features is limited. As a free member, you have the ability to view profiles, view main user photos, and send flirts. To be able to actually send private messages you will need to upgrade your membership. There also doesn’t seem to be a heavy influence on wine, which is why this initially intriguing site landed in last place.
9. My Vegetarian Dating
If you are looking for a vegetarian, fruitarian or even someone with Celiac disease, My Vegetarian Dating poses an interesting opportunity. Free to join, this website allows you to fill out a detailed profile and tailor searches to your dietary preference. There is no profile approval and registration is extremely simple. While it does allow you to join for free, it doesn’t offer much to non-paying members. With a small social following and limited users, this website could pose a problem for those looking to connect on a broader scale. The selections are thinner and the information you have access to is limited. There is very little interaction for non-paying members that user can have with potential matches. Though the payment options do seem to be reasonable on a month-to-month basis, vegetarians may find themselves bored with the tedium of weeding through profiles that they can access.
Who said chivalry is dead? This site is based on the old fashioned concept that men should pick up the tab when out to dinner. You sign up for the site and depending on your gender (or if you’re interested in the same-sex, want to be the one giving or receiving dinner offers) you fill out your dining preferences and set up dates. Your first date offer is based upon your food interests and in theory you will immediate set up a dinner date that reflect your mutual tastes. The thing is, the one paying for the meal has all of the cards, as the recipient can only “wink” at suitors they are interested in and cannot initiate a date at all. Plus, your profile is submitted for “review” so until you are approved, your waiting before the process even really begins.
7. Gluten-Free Singles
Whether you are gluten-intolerant or just abstaining from gluten by choice, Gluten-Free Singles is a great website to use to meet other dietary specific singles. We really like the emphasis the signup process stresses on being gluten free, and appreciate the thoroughness it demands in terms of filling out a profile. However, the free sign-up is slightly misleading. Unlike other “free” sites, with Gluten-Free singles all potential daters can do is view the profile. They cannot interact with any of their search matches unless they sign up for a paying membership. At least the fees are relatively low and the site is fairly active— it giving updates on the latest members as you search around the site!
6. Paleo Connect
Choosing to live a paleo lifestyle is a real commitment, so finding someone to share in that dedicated lifestyle is only natural. Paleo Connect aims to do just that. The site caters to everyone seeking to form any type of bond that focuses on the paleo lifestyle, so while the process for contacting other members is simple (and actually free) you are still coming in contact with a ton of users who are looking for a running buddy or a just a friend to chat about paleo with. The good news is that this site is garnering a larger social following, so for those who live for paleo can easily find whatever relationship they want to pursue!
5. Singles With Food Allergies
“Celiac & sexy? Dairy-free & dynamic? You have discovered a very useful web site for singles with food allergies,” according to their slogan. If you’re an adult living with severe food allergies, it can be tough to be in a social situation that involves food you can’t really eat. The site was built upon the concept that singles who are living with a food allergy would like a partner with similar dietary issues to make dating and life in general easier. Based upon the information you fill out in your Singles With Food Allergies profile, you can match with someone who not only shares your allergy, but someone who matches your interests as well. While the signup process isn’t that tough, it does make you wait for administrative approval and seems to charge regardless if you want to be an active member.
4. 2 Love Beer
For those who believe love starts with hops more than hope 2 Love Beer is a tempting service. While the site does seem to have fairly active members, you absolutely must be a paying user to be able to connect with any potential dates. This dating site claims to be the only dating site with voice recording options so you can not only see what your future beermate may look like, but what they sound like too! With a simple interface, this site is easy to navigate but really does not prompt for a lot of personal information for a tell-all experience so profilers can be as vague as they wish.
For folks looking to casually bond over a passion for simple food, SamePlate is perfect for a seeking food lover. They encourage users to not only post pictures of themselves, they ask them to post photos of their meals as conversation starter. What is great about this site is the easy set up, the 100% free membership and the very intense focus on food. What is also great about this site is the orientation options that are available, with the ability to even choose “any gender” as a preference. The downside of this dating site is that choosing super specific options yields you multiple “0” results. Also, there were several times when we searched for potential mates to meet up and their orientation preferences did not match up with ours. While we really love the concept behind this site, fact that there is a small social following and limited users to choose from is what weighed against this heavily in ranking. Add a few more members and easier search capabilities and this site will have food lovers falling in love with more than their first course of a meal.
2. Farmers Only
Because “city folks just don’t get it,” Farmers Only was made for those who are too busy to meet new people during the harvest season. Farmers can easily sign up and flirt with other farmers or rural community members for free on this dating site and are not required to fill out much for their profile to get it started. However, making connections requires a paid membership, but prices are fairly low to join and use. There are a claimed over 100,000 users on the site to choose from with a variety of users who have multiple roles on a farm from harvester to big machine mechanic. If you are looking to connect over a shared love of the wide-open range, this site could be your answer!
1. How About We
When it comes to variety and simplicity, How About We is tops! All on simply has to do is fill out a profile and make a date suggestion. You can instantaneously begin browsing dates for people who are like minded and narrow your searches to dates around food and drinking. We love how the site is not only fully free and fast to use, it facilitates relationships by promoting experiences and ideas to keep dating fresh. The best part? If you aren’t confident in your date creativity, How About We can generate date ideas for your now and throughout your new relationship. With a large social following and a ton of people active on the site, it should be no problem finding someone to go on food adventures with!