New Words : niche dating

21. niche dating :

adjective :

Dating people based on a single characteristic, or on a very limited set of characteristics

Related Forms :

niche dater : noun

Example Citations :

Niche dating — narrowing down prospects according to religion, say, or ethnicity — is on the rise, judging from the evidence online. Hitwise, which measures online traffic, reports that last year the top five niche dating categories gained market share, while general matchmaking sites stayed about the same. The biggest gains were in the gay dating and religious dating categories.

—Paige Wiser : Nerds of a feather : Chicago Sun Times : February 9, 2009

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