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US singles turn to specialty dating sites to find Valentines

Published on Feb 14, 2014 6:18 AM
 
Traditional online dating sites attract many people looking for love, but niche sites for book fans, pet lovers and even prisoners are helping singles in the United States find Valentines. -- ST FILE PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA

NEW YORK (REUTERS) - Traditional online dating sites attract many people looking for love, but niche sites for book fans, pet lovers and even prisoners are helping Cupid's arrow hit the right target.

For taller-than-average people, there is tallfriends.com, and if pets are important, datemypet.com may help. Foodies who prefer not to eat meat can try VeggieDate, and fans of Apple products can turn to Cupidtino to find their perfect match.

"There are so many niche sites out there now. Back in the day JDate was one of the biggest niche sites, and it still is today," Ms Laurie Davis, the author of Love @ First Click, said about the dating site aimed at Jewish singles.

"And now there are so many sites specific to different demographics like Womanbehindbars, for women who are in prison, or Alikewise for people who are really into books and literature," she added.

 
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