Woman uses dating site for meals
Here are 10 dating apps and sites for food and drink lovers.
Good for: Men looking to pay for restaurant dates, and women willing to go on them (or vice versa) What’s the deal: In the spirit of its tagline, “Chivalry is alive,” Hi Dine is a dating site for diners who embrace traditional gender roles.
Online dating services also differ widely in their revenue streams.Thankfully, there are myriad dating apps and websites targeted to the food-and-drink–specific audiences to ensure that Applebees enthusiasts don’t have to be #foreveralone.With the help of the Internet, you’ll never have to date someone who doesn’t share your affinity for the Trinidad Scorpion pepper (thanks, “Hot Sauce Passions” app).Good for: Those with celiac disease, or those who have committed to the #glutenfree lifestyle What’s the deal: Gluten Free promises an online space where you can meet someone with similar dietary restrictions and “never have to feel alone, awkward, or a burden because you are gluten-free.” We can’t help but wonder if there’s an algorithm that separates those with celiac disease from the Good for: Breaking the ice between somewhat awkward food-obsessives What’s the deal: Same Plate is, more or less, your typical dating site, except that it’s aimed at foodies looking to talk grub and maybe even “share a meal, no big deal! Good for: Craft-beer obsessives What’s the deal: This app aims to link up like-minded beer nerds looking to get lost in each other’s eyes (and Untappd check-ins), be it in their hometown or a sudsy vacation destination. Good for: Singles looking for a “hot” date to “spice” up their love life What’s the deal: A social-networking site specifically for hot sauce and chili pepper fans.” Same Plate seems to be best suited for those who take food—or Instagram food porn—seriously, since it suggests posting pics of both your food and yourself. Good for: Applebee’s patrons only What’s the deal: Whats Applebee’s is proud to be the “premier social chat app for fans of Applebee’s®,” accessible only to those inside one of the chain restaurant’s locations. Because, and we quote, “Why risk hearing ‘I don’t like spicy food’ on a first date, when you know that would be a deal breaker? Good for: Paleos/Crossfitters/primals (whatever that means) What’s the deal: Since these are some of the most intense of all lifestyle-obsessed dieters, it only makes sense that one of them felt the need to create Paleo Connect. The sinewy and smug-looking joggers pictured on the site’s homepage. Good for: Intentional ambiguity when asking someone for a drink What’s the deal: Eliminating the stress in making plans to grab a drink, Beer App call-and-response as straightforward as possible. Good for: The extremely caffeinated What’s the deal: Like the aforementioned “Hot Sauce Passions,” this is an exclusive site for coffee geeks only.