I’m a diehard, tree-hugging, peace-loving, wish-I-was-born-in-the-1960s liberal chick.In fifth grade, I made Vote Gore buttons and wore them every day for months.“Reds and blues also tend to repel—reds are very physical and sexual, so they don’t like the nurturing, weepy side of a blue.” Oslie says that the questionnaire also helps weed out those who aren’t as serious about their search.“Because our questionnaire is more thorough, it discourages those people who just want to hook up,” she says.During the primaries, he and I were on the same side — pro-Bernie — so I was stunned when he traded sides.We tried to move past it, but, as Election Day approached, our arguments became more frequent and more impassioned.It’s just easier to get along when you agree on basic principles like equality, generosity, and activism.
“I was meeting mainstream guys with whom I had nothing in common; I was bored.” Thirteen years later, Spiritual Singles now has a thriving database of approximately 57,000 members, reports Crosby, who identify on all spiritual levels from Baha’I to Rastafarian to Buddhism—though “Conscious/Spiritual” is the most popular selection.
“People will exchange information and swap ideas with each other, too, on wind power and which solar companies to use.” Along with green-minded singles, the site also caters to vegetarians, raw foodies, animal rights activists and yogis.
Because of the site’s interest-oriented nature, Crosby says that people often end up making platonic connections as well as love matches: “A lot of people come to the site looking for love, and wind up meeting their best friends that they never would have met otherwise.” Spiritual Singles A sister site to Planet Earth Singles, Spiritual Singles has been around since 1998, when founder Crosby was living in San Diego and sought a meaningful alternative to standard dating websites.
Thanks to “conscious dating” websites like Eco Dater and Yoga Connect, connecting with like-minded singles is starting to get a lot easier. We tracked down three user favorites that just [ital: might] help you manifest that New Year’s resolution of finding love in 2011: Love Colors [update 12-14, site may no longer be functional] On this unique site, “What’s your favorite color, baby? Professional psychic Pamala Oslie launched the Santa Barbara-based site last September as a way for singles to connect based on aura compatibility.
“Users sign on and take our color questionnaire to find out their colors, along with all the other basic profile questions,” shares Oslie.
Match also allows you to filter profiles by political affiliation as well as age, gender, location, sexual orientation, religion, lifestyle, hobbies, and so much more.