Top 10 Best Sites
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|Hayley Matthews • 12/19/17|
In “Forrest Gump,” Forrest reunites with Jenny, the woman he’s loved since he was a kid, at an anti-war rally in the 1960s. While Forrest has been traveling the world paying ping-pong and promoting Army recruitment, Jenny’s been living a hippie lifestyle — wearing her hair in braids, playing guitar, experimenting with drugs, living out of a VW van, protesting violence, and spreading peace and love.
Jenny represents the quintessential look and way of life that we picture when we think about hippies, but there’s so much more to being a hippie than what you see in movies. If you’re a bona fide hippie in search of a fellow flower child, look no further than the top nine free hippie dating websites.
Hippie Dates is known as “The #1 Hippie Community on the Net,” and that’s for many reasons. 1) It’s totally free to sign up, browse, and flirt. 2) You’ll be surrounded by thousands of like-minded people. 3) New members are featured on the homepage. 4) The site has tons of matching tools, including Take a Gamble. Founded in 2004, Hippie Dates is one of the oldest running dating sites specifically dedicated to single hippies, so you’ll feel right at home here.
Whether you’re looking for friendships, dates, or love, Dating for Hippies can help you find it. In less than a minute, you can create a profile and start sorting through members based on your individual preferences (e.g., age, location, gender, sexual orientation, and hobbies), and show your interest. Phil and Coral are just one of many couples who got together thanks to Dating for Hippies: “Thought you guys at Dating for Hippies would like to know myself and CoralInawales are getting married. We both joined the site nearly on the same day nearly two years ago and [have] been together ever since.”
Launched in 2008 by Dating Factory, a large niche dating network, Hippies Date has millions of members right next door and from all over the world, with millions more singles joining every day. All you have to do is provide your gender, the gender you’re interested in, date of birth, hippie interests (camping, countryside life, dogs, fishing/hunting, and horses), and email. The team behind Hippies Date promise to work hard every day to connect you with your “twin flame,” as they say.
Hippie Now’s mission is for you to “discover a world of peace, love, and happiness” and “find a peace-loving partner.” A basic membership is 100% free to sign up for, and it’ll give you all the necessary matchmaking features. Bonus: The site is part of the Online Connections family, which means your profile on Hippie Now will also appear on all of its sister sites, so you can easily expand your dating horizons.
EthicalSingles calls itself “the meeting place for people who are changing the world for the better,” and if you feel that way about yourself, you’ll definitely want to register for the site. Users include hippies, vegans, organic farms, human rights activists, green business leaders, wildlife enthusiasts, and environmentally friendly singles. Something else we love about EthicalSingles is there are no pop-up ads, so you can just focus on dating. It’s literally free loving!
A lot of hippies lead a mindful life, overall, and want to meet someone who does so, too. That’s where MeetMindful comes in. Choose the topic(s) that inspires you, such as conscious diet, meditation, or green living, and then you’ll be on your way. You can register for free via a desktop or download the app via iTunes. MeetMindful also provides dating support from its blog as well as several experts, including Mark Manson, Arielle, Ford, and Dr. John Gray.
Green Singles wants you to “make every day Earth day” and bring you together with “your conscious partner.” This free site does that via detailed profiles, photos, videos, instant messaging, in-depth essay questions, special “match questions,” matchmaker preferences, astrological information, as well as local and international databases. Created over 30 years ago, Green Singles is the most established dating site in this niche.
A sister property of Green Singles, Spiritual Singles focuses more on personal growth, living with an open heart, and alternative health while still, of course, welcoming hippies, eco-conscious people, vegetarians, and so many others. Marcus had this to say about his time on Spiritual Singles: “Having found my beloved, I’ve recaptured the joy and carefree essence I held as a child, which went a little dormant throughout my adult years. Things are going wonderfully, and I’m so grateful for the role you and your site have played.”
Kwink is an online dating community where people with a passion for recycling, spreading peace, celebrating love, promoting equality for all, and other hippie-like interests come together. You won’t have to provide any credit card numbers or payment information here — joining, viewing profiles and photos, and communicating in a variety of ways are all free. If you’ve tried other dating sites and want a new take on the experience, try Kwink — it’s “the dating site for the rest of us.”
Forrest and Jenny parted ways that day in Washington, DC, but (spoiler alert) they eventually found each other again and got married — with Forrest wearing a light gray suit and Jenny wearing a flower crown, naturally. She was always a free spirit, and there are millions of real-life singles who are, too. For those who still need to find that special bohemian someone, these nine hippie dating sites are your best bet for doing so. Groovy!