5 Emo Dating Sites

Contributor: Tamsen Butler
An Emo Couple

Emo dating sites fill a very specific need, helping singles in this punk demographic find each other. The emo scene has its own look, its own music, and its own rituals of dating, and these sites help bring together the kindred spirits.

Finding True Emo Dating Sites

While you can likely find emo singles on most of the online dating websites, you can streamline the process by going straight to websites dedicated to emos.

Alternative Hookups

Alternative Hookups looks like a pretty lame site at first glance, without much design or many features. However, that's one of its strengths. Rather than have all kinds of gimmicks, it simply lets the members post pictures and words to their profiles. Even better for a hopeful emo, they provide a special area to post musical tastes. Like Less Than Jake and Silverstein and want to show off your ink? This is the site that makes it happen.

Club Emo

Club Emo also has quite a few members and a more designed interface, including the ability to send members little "flirts" just to let them know you're interested. However, you can't do everything on the site for free like you can on Alt Hookups; you need to pay a fee in order to send messages to other members (though you can upload photos and have them message you).

Emo-Dating

Emo-Dating caters to emo people, rockers, punks, metal heads, and skaters. The website is free to singles looking for "friendship and matrimony." Chat rooms and blog features are also available to members, and a customized search feature makes it easier to find emo singles who share similar interests. Register for free to get started.

Punk Dating Site

Emo actually originated from the punk scene of the 1980s, so emo singles may find like-minded people on a dating site designed for punks. Punk Dating Site is free to join and is appropriate for singles just looking to chat as well as singles looking for an exclusive relationship. After joining the site, you will be offered a premium membership, which comes with additional features but charges a fee.

Gothic Match

While it's not the same as emo, the goth scene has many common interests, styles, and some musical similarities. That's why sites like Emo Dating Site shows "Goth Greeting Cards" and "Gothic" blogs and forums on their sidebar. This is another site that lets you do a few things for free, but reserves most of the site's functions for their "Gold" members. However, you can actually earn a Gold membership through being active on the site in the forums, spreading word of the site through social media like Twitter and Facebook, or even just policing the site for scammers and people who don't really belong on an emo site.

Are You Emo?

"Emo" is short for "emotional," and by that criteria almost anyone looking for love would fall into the category. However, the three letters have come to mean a lot more since the punk music movement of the 1980's. Today's "emo" is a style filled with dark hair artfully hiding a face from the sorrows of the world, dark eyes rimmed with liner and tears looking for an understanding soul somewhere else. Some people think that to be "emo" means to be sad all the time, but that's not necessarily true. It's more about feeling emotions more strongly, and that includes happiness (emo parties are legendary) and especially love.

Fitting in With the Misfits

Emo singles can be just as confused about dating online as non-emo people. Even if they're not looking for that special someone, any emo person can use the resources on emo dating sites to help find another soul who might understand, just a little, how they feel. The emo lifestyle doesn't have to be a solitary one, especially when there are so many emo singles online and looking for someone special.

5 Emo Dating Sites