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The Most Bizarre Online Dating Sites

10/09/2010 16:38 | Updated 22 May 2015

Fed up of the average Joes you keep meeting on mainstream websites? Feel like there are always a few boxes left unticked? Like that 'must like dressing up as a Vampire and swimming naked in pete bogs' box? Whatever your fantasy, fetish or foible there are a whole load of likeminded souls just like you and a website to prove it.

Here's our pick of some of the most ludicrous.

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Weird and wonderful dating sites

Looking for a fellow Trekkie to go boldly where no man has been before? Then look no further. Or perhaps you prefer a light-sabre over a pair of pointy ears? Whatever your science-fiction fetishes, this is the place to find a plus one for those geeky conventions.

Weird and wonderful dating sites

Lilly the meerkat had no mate until staff at Twinlakes Park in Leicestershire set up a website in the search for her perfect match. Described as an "alert, dark-eyed, inquisitive, free spirited lady with a good sense of humour", Lilly drew over 74,000 visitors before a breeder stepped forward. The male, Mr Darcy, now lives with her at the park.

Weird and wonderful dating sites

A Swiss scientist once conducted a study in which a group of females were given the task of sniffing whiffy T-shirts that had been worn by male students for two days solid. Nice. It revealed that they were most attracted to the men with different immune system genes to them. Based on this theory, scientificmatch.com uses you DNA to maximise the chances of finding chemistry. Who said romance was dead?

Weird and wonderful dating sites

The idea of this site is that if you pass its 'democratic rating process' (members vote you as a 'yes', a 'no' or a 'maybe'), you can flirt, safe in the knowledge that everybody you meet is going to be beautiful... and shallow, and narcissistic and egotistical. Now they've even launched a Beautiful Baby service, matching members who can't have children with donors. We no like.

Weird and wonderful dating sites

A site for the undead, this aims to match up compatible zombies. You can highlight whether you're looking for a slow moving, fast moving or immobile zombie, one who is 'freshly turned' or 'very rotten' and whether he should have all, some, or no limbs intact. A typical profile includes interests such as 'chasing injured people' and 'staring vacantly'.

Weird and wonderful dating sites

"Let's cut to the chase, you've got about as much sex appeal as Tollund Man but I'll do anything to get my mitts on your wad." This site is not ashamed to get straight to the point: It's for gold-digging girls and men with more cash than dash, who fancy a bit of young booty. It does what it says on the tin whether you approve or not.

Weird and wonderful dating sites

It's usually the vertically-challenged who get all the sympathy when it comes to online dating with lots of men in particular lying about their height to find a woman. But what about the tall women who find themselves towering over their potential suitors? This site matches up towering folk with their heads in the clouds.

Weird and wonderful dating sites

No, this is not for those wishing to get amorous with a hamster. For 'pet lovers', (not pet 'lovers') it carries the strapline, 'Date Me. Date my pet.' and claims to be the number one site for fans of our furry and feathered friends "whether you're looking for a life partner, a buddy for your pet to hang out with or just someone to hang out with."

Weird and wonderful dating sites

Urban types are not welcome at this site which aims to match farmers, agricultural students, livestock owners, cowboys and cowgirls for dating, friendship or a roll in the hay. Apparently, owning a pair of Hunter wellies doesn't count so "get off my land!"

Weird and wonderful dating sites

This European extramarital dating site is sadly coming to the UK. Making it even more irksome than the rest of its kind this one has been selling itself on the idea that tough times give us the perfect excuse to play away. A city banker feeling the effects of the downturn? Here's some light relief. Twiddling your thumbs abroad thanks to the volcanic ash cloud? Make the most of your stay.

Weird and wonderful dating sites

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