Off the Wall

Single White Foodie Looking for Love: Food Dating Sites for Every Niche

George Bernard Shaw once said, "There is no love sincerer than the love of food."

While I have to agree with him on that, sometimes the love of another person can be nice too. And because these days the Internet can solve most problems, there are now websites that allow you to have your cake and someone to help you eat it, too. Even, it turns out, if you can't eat cake because you're gluten free.

For you, there's the brand new dating site, GlutenfreeSingles, which identifies as "a dating, networking, and informative website where you never have to feel alone, awkward, or a burden because you are gluten-free." Finally, right?

Now, as you know, I'm a major foodie (I mean, it's my job), and yet I've never dated a guy who could really cook, let alone who cared about the difference between a roulade and a remoulade or knew what either meant. Still, I've been pretty happy with the dating scene, culinary novices and all.

But, I started thinking, if there's a dating website for people who are gluten free, could there be matchmaking sites for people who are, for instance, addicted carbs (not that I know any)? What about sites to connect locavores or wine enthusiasts?

It turns out the Internet is full of niche, food-related dating sites, and I've compiled the best and weirdest for you here. I hope you find love, my dear reader, and if you don't, I hope you at least get a good meal for your trouble.

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Kaitlin Steinberg