Online dating site operator Match (MTCH) went public Thursday, drawing attention to the wide variety of services that adults use to find love online.Match, a unit of IAC/Inter Active Corp (IACI), is the leading company in the space.It operates 45 brands, including Match.com, Ok Cupid and Tinder.
"The parent company of the dating app Tinder launched their IPO stock offering today.
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There are almost as many online dating services as stars in the sky. Since some of these sound like jokes, College Humor put together a fun online quiz called "Real or Fake Dating Websites." What follows is a list of actual websites dedicated to hooking up love birds who have specific interests.
Some are based on religious preference, ethnicity, age group and political bent. Trek Passions This is a dating and social networking website for fans of science fiction, and not just "Star Trek." "Feel like you are always wearing a red shirt in your relationships? Whether you are just looking for like-minded friends, someone fun to attend a sci-fi convention with, or maybe something more, Trek Passions is here for you," the website says.
Sea Captain Date You could find your first mate here, a dating site that connects men and women who share a love of the ocean.
"With thousands of Captains already online, Sea Captain is the destination for romance on the seven seas! "Dating can be a stormy sea," Sea Captain CEO Bill Kay says in a statement.
"In the unforgiving ocean of love, let us be your lighthouse." Mullet Passions Here's one for people who like the mullet hairstyle — "business upfront and party in the back." The website says members typically enjoy such recreational activities as wrestling, country music and monster trucks.
Paranormal Date This connects singles based on their shared interest in "the paranormal, science, life after death, ghost stories, Bigfoot, UFOs, alternative medicine and conspiracy theories." The website's slogan is "You Are Not Alone." When Paranormal Date launched last summer, Meyers mocked it: "A new dating service has launched which aims to set up people interested in ghosts, UFOs and conspiracy theories, called Paranormal Date.
The motto of Trek Passions is "Love Long & Prosper," a twist on the Vulcan saying from Star Trek, "Live long and prosper." My420Mate This site describes itself as the No.
1 online dating community for cannabis lovers (420 is a code for the consumption of marijuana).
"The relaxed lifestyle that most marijuana users enjoy is something to be shared," the website says.