'Dot-Dating' Sites for the Lonely on Valentine's Day

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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner … and that sound you just heard was the collective sigh of many singles reading this sentence. All hope is not lost, however, because the the Internet is here to save you. Now more than ever, there is truly something and someone out there for everyone online.

The world of dating websites is a lot like the Whole Foods milk aisle: No longer is plain-old milk your only option. You’ve got 1%, 2% and skim milk. Plus non-GMO and gluten-free milk. And don't forget soy milk, almond milk, coconut milk, cashew milk and rice milk. Something for everyone.

The same goes for the variety of dating website URL names. A new crop of ‘dot-dating’ (.dating) websites is popping up on the Internet, which is spawning a growing number of uniquely named sites.

‘Dot-dating’ is one of the newest “not-com” domain extensions options available to help you craft a website name that unique, meaningful and memorable. You can’t get more obvious with the purpose of a website when it ends in ‘dot-dating,’ and these examples below are certainly memorable ... even if they might not be your preferred flavor of "milk."

www.hitch.dating

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The dating app craze continues unabated and Hitch, available on the iOS app store, is here to satiate your hungry Tinder- and Grindr-calloused fingers. This new app is focused on creating “real connections” that are location-based wherever you “check in.”

www.flutter.dating

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Flutter encourages daters to share 15-second, sound-free, faceless and “ephemeral” videos with other Flutter users who are logged in nearby. It’s all in an effort to recreate the magic of seeing someone in real life for the first time when you “match.”

www.loveandloss.dating

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The tagline: “Where dating and dieting meet.” This site is dedicated to finding supportive partners (a.k.a. friends with benefits, perhaps?) who will help you lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

www.theothersex.dating

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No longer can you just say that they didn’t call. They also didn’t text, Tinder, Bumble, Facebook or sky-write you. These days, the possibilities of being shunned are endless, but the othersex.dating is a soon-to-launch podcast that’s here to help. Focusing on relationship psychology and the art of flipping the script to keep lovers on the hook, the cast is all about what you need to do to be successful in today’s world of courtship.

www.olderwomen.dating

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Like a fine wine, some things take time to appreciate. If wading knee-deep into an online pool of “hot sugar mommas” is your dream, be sure to check this site out.

www.russianwomen.dating

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Russia doesn’t just export fine vodkas and shirtless pictures of Vladimir Putin. This dating site is dedicated to another famous export. From Russia with love ….

www.femdom.dating

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Feeling frisky? Does the alliteration of "lipstick, leather and lace" excite you? The we've found just the site for you. Specializing in female-led relationships, this "not-com" website also has a mobile app. Ladies, strap on those four-inch stilettos. Gentlemen, hold your breath and click to lose control. Just be sure to have a safe word.

www.dreamgirl.dating

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Why wait around for your "It" girl when you can just code yourself one? She’ll never leave you, after all. This in-development app takes all of that real-world worry out of the equation.

www.manlove.dating

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This gay romance site with a comic book theme makes sure that fellas who like fellas are getting some (superhero) action, too.

www.2gether.life

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This Sydney-based service is here to help Aussies find true happiness. And notice this: The URL ends in ‘dot-life’ (.life). After all, what’s life without a little love found online?