BBC – Sep 16 – GlutenFreeSingles.com was launched in January 2013 by Marcella Romaya, who is also coeliac, and Sheri Grande. Monthly membership costs $23.99; ~57% of members are female and 43% are male, and it currently covers only the US and the UK. “For a niche site to be successful, it must be about quality over quantity,” says Trish McDermott, a private dating coach who was on the Match.com start-up team in 1995. Frank Mastronuzzi co-founded OneGoodCrush in July this year out of frustration that larger sites were not catering to the needs of the LGBTQ community. To date, Mr Mastronuzzi has fundraised ~$550K and is in the process of raising an additional $10M. Another niche dating site is DateBritishGuys.com, for American women seeking men in the UK and vice versa. The site currently has 25K members.
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