Since the birth of the dating site eHarmony in 2000, online dating has become a norm for singles looking for love - or something like it. Most dating sites and dating apps come with the promise of finding a soulmate without the hassle of actually going on all those dead-end dates. They practically guarantee that you'll find that special someone who shares the same hopes and dreams as you. The most common formula presents a long line of questions that claim to determine your personality type, and will match you to your perfect partner. Sounds pretty straight forward.
But what if you want something a little more specific than good old fashioned love? Say, a partner with a ton of money? Or one with extremely chiseled abs and a smile to die for? Or, what you're 100% sure that you could never date a person who uses PC instead of Mac?
For every niche a dater could imagine, there's a niche dating site: And some are very obnoxious. Indeed, the world's most obnoxious dating sites make the mean girls and the ultra-cool guys from high school look kittens. These are exclusive sites that won't allow you through their tedious initiation without first making sure you're either attractive, rich, intelligent enough or meet some other high standard to be worthy of their invitation.
But hey, where would the gene pool be without some dating elitism?
10 The Atlasphere
Do you love the author Ayn Rand? Have you read The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged at least twice? If you answered yes to either of these questions then the Atlasphere may be the perfect place for you to find your true love.
With the tagline reading "Connecting Admirers of The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged," the Atlasphere website is pretty much an homage to all things Ayn Rand. Of course, a dating site devoted to those who adore capitalism and are self-proclaimed Objectivists - people who follow a system of belief that emphasizes "man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute" - is a bit of a snob fest.
Yet, despite the Objectivist love of financial success, the price for full membership within the dating site is a mere $9 a month.
9 Beautiful People
Just in case your self-esteem isn't low enough after enduring constant rebuffs in your quest to find a long lasting relationship, BeautifulPeople.com is here to make you second guess your physical attractiveness.
In order to even become a member of the site, you must submit a photo and profile. Then, random strangers who know nothing about you will decide whether you are worthy of being a member of this hotties-only dating pool.
If enough members of the opposite sex decide that you are 'beautiful' enough to be a part of their exclusive club of good looking daters (who aren't beautiful enough to find a relationship without the help of the internet, it seems) then you can join for a monthly fee of about $15 a month. According to Greg Hodge, the managing director of BeautifulPeople.com, 9 out of 10 applicants are rejected. This reportedly upset Hodge who, in September of 2014, created a mentoring program called "Adopt an Ugly Person." So, if you aren't beautiful enough to be voted on to the site, then the kind members of BeautifulPeople.com might just take pity on you and offer you coaching to be more beautiful.
8 Darwin Dating
So, if BeautifulPeople.com didn't seem cruel enough to you, then you may need to swing by Darwin Dating. According to the site, "Darwin Dating was created exclusively for beautiful, desirable people. Our strict rules and natural selection process ensures all our members have winning looks."
What constitutes "winning looks"? Darwin Dating is kind enough to let you know within the first two seconds of viewing the site. Those people that are deemed ugly, unattractive, and/or desperate fatsos will never be deemed worthy of joining Darwin Dating. The site kindly explains their obnoxiously rude rules through a short explanation of Charles Darwin's theory of natural selection.
The site goes further into defending their "theory" by explaining that attractive people are at a disadvantage because they are forced to wade through the high numbers of ugly people in the dating pool. The site finishes off its explanation of obnoxiousness by reinforcing its strict age policy - only 18-35 year olds allowed - which is "the perfect breeding age bracket."
So, if you only want to "breed" with attractive people, Darwin Dating is definitely for you.
Do you love your iPhone? How about your iPad? Do you live and breathe all things Apple? If you do, then you will be able to convert your love of Apple products into romance on Apple's dating site, Cupidtino.
The site, which is named after Apple's home base in Cupertino, California was created with the assumption that those who share a passion for Apple products would probably have a lot in common. The site is usable only on Mac, iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, making it truly exclusive to Apple users. Since its inception in June of 2010, Cupidtino has gathered its fair share of Apple aficionados and has a small fee of just $5 per month.
After dating sites began popping up like weeds, the average singleton got a little frustrated by the number of men and women perusing sites in search of a quick one night stand. So sites like Sparkology began, adding more stringent requirements to filter out time wasters.
But Sparkology's odd pricing system and their strange slogan, "Natural Selection. Evolved." has a strange vibe, and a very mercenary angle. Both women and men can join for free; however, men must pay $3 for every message they send. This is intended to discourage men from sending random messages to any woman they think could show them a good time.
The fee system has, however, succeeded in creating a strangely misogynistic atmosphere of men paying for the women, and women who therefore felt indebted to reply. To further assert the bizarre power play, men who are accepted on to the Sparkology site must all be college grads, and not just from any college: They must be professionals who have graduated from one of the 1,558 schools designated by the site.
5 Millionaire Match
Do you have millions of dollars but no one to spend your bundles of money on? Then you may need to sign up for Millionairematch.com. The site is exclusive to those with a six-figure income and says that it caters to, "CEOs, pro-athletes, doctors, lawyers, investors, entrepreneurs, beauty queens, fitness models, and Hollywood celebrities."
While the initial membership is free, in order to "find your match" you will eventually need to upgrade to a gold membership which will cost you $70 a month. Of course, if you're a millionaire that's probably a small fee for finding love.
4 Love for Wits
"Yes, there is intelligent life on earth, and it's here, searching for other intelligent life." That's the tagline for the dating site Love for Wits. Perhaps you think you're smart, and therefore a perfect addition to this site? Think again; you also need to have a fantastic sense of humor and you must be highly cultured.
If you're an artist, writer, filmmaker, photographer, director, musician, teacher, chef, dancer, or really anything in the artsy and creative realm, you may have a lot in common with other members of Love for Wits. But, of course, you will only know if you have the brains and wit to be accepted into Love for Wits after you complete a few quizzes.
3 Supermodel Club
"Models and millionaires go together like strawberries and cream," or so SuperModelClub.com says. Unlike many other dating sites that promote long-term soul mate relationships, SuperModelClub.com has no problem with members searching for a one night stand or frivolous fling, just so long as they are "smoking hot or filthy rich."
The site is broken down into groups, which range from beach lovers to lovers of yachts and luxury travel - basically, anything particularly luxurious. Despite the website's elite tone, it is completely free to join.
2 Rich Meets Beautiful
The website name pretty much says it all. This site is intended to be frequented by rich and successful men or women looking for an attractive lady - or as the website says, "an attractive woman with a particular charisma and an exceptionally friendly appearance."
Basically, no unattractive women and no men making an average salary are allowed. This site is pretty close to the epitome of obnoxious with an odd sexist twist that practically screams 'if you're a rich lonely guy looking for a dumb, hot lady then we're for you!'
1 Miss Travel
This website smacks of An Indecent Proposal. In fact, it doesn't seem like much more than a glorified escort service. Essentially, very wealthy men are able to contact very attractive women who will fly around the world with them.
In return the ladies, should they be deemed satisfactory by the men, can earn free miles and points that can later be redeemed for an airline ticket. It's a great way for attractive women to get whisked off by a total stranger to a secluded area of his choice... No psychopathy screening is required of the men.