If you're "aesthetically average"
There's no prize for guessing which kind of human beings The Ugly Bug Ball (also called TUBB) has been created for, but despite the fact it's solely for those who consider themselves "aesthetically average" (read: hit with the ugly stick) some of the justification for being on the site made us laugh out loud, so well done The Ugly Bug Ball for approaching the whole "dating for ugly people" thing with a lot of humour. Here are some of our favourite bits: Half of daters aren’t pretty so instead of fishing in a small pool of prettiness and getting nowhere dive into an ocean of uglies and have more choice. Aren’t you sick of all the twee lovey dovey dating sites that show perfectly pretty people walking hand in hand on a wind swept beach? We know it never turns out that like – at TUBB we deal in reality. www.theuglybugball.com
If you’re not in a relationship it can be hard to find a decent girl or guy who isn’t a complete scumbag or just incredibly boring, but we want you to be able to have lots of sex and run through meadows and send each other cute emails and all of that other stuff that happens when you’re in a relationship. So we’re here to help you find that special someone online…
Now there’s still quite a big stigma attached to online dating (we blame slasher films), but if you’re based here in the UK it’s becoming more and more popular, with sites like Guardian Soulmates, Plenty of Fish and eHarmony really taking off and attracting all kinds of different people who are now all happily doing the sex and meadows and emails thing. Of course there’ll be crazies lurking on them like there is everywhere else, but these sites are considered some of the most popular and “successful” at sorting people out with dates, dinners and all that other jazz.
However, we decided to venture into the weird and wonderful world of online dating, just in case you happen to be looking for something a little more niche…[This was one of those lists we pulled together with the help of Twitter, so here’s a little shout out to everyone who contributed, thanks guys @ananyah @teriTECHno, @rich_trenholm, @bluevespertine, @timhoang]