Dating sites conscious people
(Warning: If you’ve ever stabbed your eyes with a trident — the stabby thing, not the gum — that’s what looking at these sites feels like.Most were apparently designed by an 8-year-old with a Mac from 1992, back when animated GIFs were cool and a rotating smiley was the pinnacle of innovation.) The gist: This one seems reputable, if a bit skewed toward 40-year-olds who like swimming with the dolphins. The bad: Non-paying members can only send one of 13 short, canned messages, like “I feel a nice connection with you after reading your profile.” The bizarre: Verdict: There are only seven guys in Seattle between the ages of 25 and 35 whose profiles include a photo.(I select “undetectable toupee.”) A solar aficionado is looking for “A Goddess that longs for her animal beast to ravage her and share that tender smooth touch in the pale moon light.” Verdict: I search for guys 25 to 35 in Seattle and get four results. One has been on the site in the past three months: a 33-year-old with a snake. (Instead, this one does it with quotes like “Make every day earth day” and shit about Nature painting miracles in the sky.) The bad: My search doesn’t turn up many potential matches, but there a shirtless guy showing off his Chinese-symbol bicep tattoo.One of his interests: “i guess some people would call it squatting … Confusingly, upgrading to premium is temporarily free, which means there’s a confusing, hard-to-navigate caste system.Sweatt’s creators, “believe that great dates and great relationships start with strong, motivated, confident people.” By categorizing users as “early risers” or “up-all-nighters,” those searching for love can see how frequently potential mates go to the gym, the types of workouts they perform and “an innovative algorithm that ensures great matches.” As of right now, Sweatt is available in the Apple App Store, but according to its website, an Android version will be coming soon.
Featured users seem younger and hotter than on other sites. The bizarre: I am “hotlisted” by a creepy exhibitionist Texan.The bizarre: A letter from the founder says, “[T]he incredible community of people that formed around [my creative arts collective] was the soil in which the Eco Dater seed was sown.” (Too bad there isn’t very much, ah, Eco Dater seed.) Verdict: The graphic design got my hopes up, only to smash them down with no users.The main problem with most of these green dating sites is pure lack of users.Including that you prefer a fit, active non-smoker is one thing, but being able to search through a pool of women and/or men who are exclusively into fitness is a whole other ball game.But there’s hope for those of us who don’t just view health and wellness as a hobby.