Bald Dating is the online dating platform for bald men
Hello and welcome to yet another episode of incredibly specialized dating apps that are ostensibly designed to fight unrealistic standards of attractiveness, but are really just fancy stunts that end up unnecessarily marginalizing and / or fetishizing extremely normal (working title).
Today we are talking about bald men and the new online dating platform that meets their needs, especially their need to find someone who wants to date a bald man. Bald dating is the latest online dating platform from David Minns, whose previous contributions to the ever-expanding catalog of niche dating sites include a platform for men with small penises, as well as one for singles seeking relationships with significant age differences.
Bald dating, as one might imagine, is based on the idea that “being bald can be very difficult for some people and they lose confidence in themselves,” as the website explains. “Bald Dating was created to show that being bald doesn’t matter. There are a lot of people who don’t mind that you are bald and there are even others who prefer it.
I imagine that’s probably nothing new to a lot of confident and confident bald guys, some of whom might even find it somewhat patronizing that a dating site takes it upon themselves to consider baldness to be acceptable. But according to Minns, the anti-bald stigma remains prevalent on mainstream dating apps. As the site notes, Minns was inspired to start Bald Dating after seeing “reports on ‘Hatfishing’, where men are ashamed of their lack of hair and hide under hats in dating profile pictures.”
Bald Dating is also following in the footsteps of other niche dating platforms like Court King Dating, which aims to remove the stigma attached to the size of the dating app game for men under 5’9 ″.
While such platforms seem well-intentioned, they seem to tend to draw a fine line between normalization and fetishization, as well as inadvertently reinforcing the very stigmas they claim to reverse on the assumption that short or bald men are automatically operating at a lower sexual market value.
That said, I’ve long argued that dating apps are all about ease and convenience – a modern upgrade to traditional dating that makes it easy for today’s daters to navigate the crowded dating pool and precision. If Bald Dating makes it easier for naked men to find what they’re looking for in a match, who am I – a woman with hair – to object?
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