I dated a mural artist a couple of years ago. We both realized that artists had their own perception on life and needed to find like-minded people. This can be difficult, since many adults lack the free spirited attitude and unique mindset that artists share.
Fortunately, there are some great sites that single artists can use to find each other. If you are an artist looking for love, here are some you should check out.
One of the downsides with sites like PoF and OkCupid is that their matching algorithms focus on personality types. They don’t really help you find other creatives that share your affinity for art. That’s why First Met is a great alternative.
First Met matches you with other singles on Facebook. You can connect with other singles by interest. If you are looking for a fellow artist that shares your passion for sculpting, painting, poetry or any other medium, you simply need to mention it in your search. Plenty of relevant matches will be provided.
First Met isn’t made specifically for artists, but it is great for connecting them. It has far more members than most dating sites that are specifically made for connecting artistic singles, so you should definitely check it out. You can create a free account by signing up here.
I joined the site in 2008 (when it was still known as AYI) and found that it was a great place to connect with people that shared my views. Artists should have similar experience.
LoveArts.com is a niche artist dating site. It aptly brands itself as “the dating site for arts lovers.”
It is actually a very popular site in the United Kingdom. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have as many people in the United States, but it is still worth checking out, since it is totally free. They have many success stories listed and my research shows they receive more traffic than most other UK dating sites, so they must be doing something right.
Elite Singles is made for professional singles. There are a couple of reasons it is a great option for artists:
- People are often looking for others in a related field. Artists that use the site are on the lookout for other artists and don’t have trouble finding each other.
- The site has a unique personality test, which connects you with people that have similar mindsets. Since they have one of the best matchmaking algorithsms, it can make it much easier to connect with like-minded singles.
While Elite Singles isn’t specifically made as an artist dating site, it is a great option due to its large user base. According to their homepage, 165,000 U.S. singles join the site every month, so there is no shortage of people to choose from. You shouldn’t have trouble finding a fellow artist there.
Artist Friends Date
Artist Friends Date is similar to LoveArts.com, but is more suited for U.S. singles. It isn’t as popular yet, but it has been growing since it was founded in 2015.
Artist Friends Date connects artists with people that share their specific passions. “Drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking; contemporary, fine arts, decorative arts whatever your art passions are, Artist friends date is the ultimate singles community for artists.”