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Is the way to someone’s heart really through their stomach? There may be some truth to that old adage. Studies have shown that couples who cook together are more likely to stay together. Not to mention it can be easier to enjoy a meal and time together when you both like and dislike the same foods.
Today, we’re presenting you with the top 11 free dating sites for amateur cooks, professional chefs, foodies, wine connoisseurs, beer enthusiasts, as well as those with food allergies and particular diets.
Cooking Friends Date is 100% free, and it’s been that way since its inception (2014). There’s no charge to register, send or receive messages, and browse based on interests, age, and other filters. Cooking Friends Date is accessible on your laptop, smartphone, and/or tablet, and you don’t even have to download an app — it’s already mobile-friendly.
Whether you’re looking for new friends, casual dates, or love interests, Culinary Friends has your back. The site promises that it’ll only take you a couple of minutes to sign up and find a match. Culinary Friends’ algorithm scours millions of profiles for compatible people, and you can also search on your own. And forget about reaching for your wallet because the site says it’s totally free to use.
Vegetarian and vegan foodies can have a great time on My Vegetarian Dating because not only is everyone on the same page, but the site doesn’t charge for creating a profile, receiving daily matches, and flirting in a variety of ways. My Vegetarian Dating is available in dozens of countries and cities, and the site lets you know who’s online when you are, which can make it really easy to strike up a conversation and set up a quick date.
People who follow the Paleo diet often stick to meat, fish, fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and other foods that hunters and gatherers would’ve eaten 2.5 million to 10,000 years ago. Paleo Connect caters to people who limit their carb intake and/or participate in Crossfit. The site promises that it can help you make real connections. All you have to do to join is provide a screen name, password, email, first and last name, gender, date of birth, and profile headline, among other things.
Having a food allergy can be hard enough as it is, but cooking and eating with someone who doesn’t have those same allergies can make it even more difficult. That’s where Singles With Food Allergies comes in. Whether you can’t eat dairy, gluten, peanuts, or anything else — this free dating site can connect you with people who have a similar lifestyle. Plus, you don’t have to give Singles With Food Allergies any payment information to sign up for a promotional membership.
Yes, we know wine isn’t a food group, but the folks at Wine Dating Club would like to disagree. Wine can be a big part of people’s lives, and sometimes there’s nothing better than sipping on Chardonnay or Pinot Noir while getting to know someone. In addition to wine search filters, Wine Dating Club also offers age, location, and sexual orientation search filters. As the site says, “Join today and enjoy the sweet taste of wine and love!”
Craft beer lovers and Bud Light fans alike are welcome on Beer Passions, a dating site that also likes to think of itself as a social network. From live chat and group forums, to webcams and private messaging, you’ll basically never run out of ways to communicate with like-minded people. And the site is serious about being completely free — you won’t come across any barriers or hidden fees.
Founded in 1999, Veggie Date has received a lot of recognition over the years — the site won VegNews’ 2010 Veggie Award and was a finalist at the 2013 iDate Awards for Best Niche Dating Site. But it’s not just about the awards — it’s about helping single vegans, vegetarians, and raw foodists come together. One former member named Chad said: “Every person I messaged on Veggie Date was actually the person in the profile. I believe I have made a true connection. Real people with similar interests… a beautiful site!”
Veggie Connection is “where vegetarians connect,” and the Veggie Awards has called it “a top site to find a veggie mate.” Step one is to provide your email address, choose a username, and enter a password. Then you’ll add your city as well as select your gender, the gender you’re interested in, and what type of relationship you’re looking for. Last, you’ll fill out the various profiles sections, including My Personal Details.
Vegetarian Passions is a sister site of Beer Passions, as well as hundreds of other niche dating sites, so you can rest assured that it’s free and that it works. If you want to hear from other singles before joining, check out Vegetarian Passions’ Success Stories page. If you’re new to online dating, it may be worth reading Vegetarian Passions’ Online Dating Safety page, so you know what you’re getting into.
HiDine is the self-proclaimed “#1 social dining app,” and it’s been featured on ABC News, Fox News, Eater, and other media outlets. Here’s how it works: Once you join, you browse profiles until someone catches your eye. Next, you can invite them to dinner or vice versa. You and your match could even make it a group event by inviting other users. HiDine is a fantastic way to meet people and discover new restaurants in your area.
Food is one of the cornerstones of life, so it makes sense that couples who have similar tastes often complement each other in their relationship. If you’re looking for the salt to your pepper, the best place to start is one of the 11 sites we’ve just recommended. Bon appétit!