Whether you're looking for another vegetarian, or a second-hand shopping pro, there are myriad ways to find that special someone who shares your green ideals.

Online green singles services Put the vast power of the internet to work for you with these services: * Green Singles started over 20 years ago as a paper newsletter, and has sprouted into an online service for those looking to find a kindred spirit or green soul mate.

Ecologist Dating is an online dating site for people who care about environmental issues and want to meet others interested in living ethically.

You can join for FREE and unlike most sites, there is some genuine free messaging (send AND receive) as a FREE member!

I breeze through the questionnaire: How “green” am I? But just recently, I heard of an entirely new niche in the online dating market, for “conscious singles.” In this case, being conscious means living life in a thoughtful way, following a spiritual path, valuing nonsuperficial things when seeking a life partner. Perhaps my age (middle) and shape (no longer thin) and strong personality (pitta, remember?

He gave her the once-over, and just as she raised her hand to wave, the car sped away. Stunning tales of similarly dehumanizing behaviors abounded, and it also became clear that pretty much everyone was lying on their online profiles, often underreporting their age and weight.

After all, according to marketresearch.com, the dating services business is now a $2.1 billion industry in the U. alone, with niche websites gobbling up ever-larger slices of that pie.

Pitta is “ambitious by nature but also can be demanding and abrasive.” Yikes—do I really want that on a profile if I’m trying to get dates? This is a website for “conscious singles,” and men who populate the site will be interested in the —and not a false picture of someone younger, sleeker, and more deferential. In that regard, I was singular among my single friends—the Luddite left on the platform at the train station.

If you are single and want to find a partner who cares about the environment as much as you do, take a look at ethicalsingles.com, an online dating site for eco-friendly singles.

By Jane Ganahl I stare at the blank form on the website — the one that invites me to open my heart and pursue my soul mate via a labyrinth stocked with eligible men. I was more than capable of getting into my own romantic scrapes and didn’t need a website to exacerbate my bad decision making.

They donate five percent of their profits to a diverse collection of non-profits.

* Green Passions is a free online dating and social networking community site that helps you narrow your search for love to areas of interest like organic food and farming, alternative energy, or recycling.

Readers of my early ’00s newspaper column emailed me with hundreds of horror stories, and sometimes their experiences would bring tears to my eyes.