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Need a Valentine's date? Forget swiping right on Tinder. Our favorite dating sites are the ones that go niche…super-niche. Whether you're into bacon, beards or basset hounds, there's a partner out there who shares your passion.

Sizzl

Who uses it: Foodies who believe bacon is life
The ideal date: The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, for deep-fried bacon
The perfect gift: Bacon-flavored toothpaste from Kuhl-Linscomb
Your first couple's trip: Austin, where Bacon offers a completely bacon-filled menu

Equestrian Dating

Who uses it: Horse owners and riders
The ideal date: A polo match at the Houston Polo Club
The perfect gift: Stud Muffins horse treats from Charlotte's Saddlery
Your first couple's trip: The Inn at Dos Brisas in Washington-on-the-Brazos, for a luxury equestrian weekend

Bristlr

Who uses it: Lumbersexuals and the women who love them
The ideal date: Satellite Bar, for craft beers and live music
The perfect gift: Beef jerky from Pete's Fine Meats
Your first couple's trip: Big Bend National Park in West Texas, for a hiking adventure

Hot Sauce Passions

Who uses it: Anyone with hot sauce in their bag
The ideal date: The Houston Hot Sauce Festival, where things get heated fast
The perfect gift: Bravado Spice Co. hot sauce set
Your first couple's trip: Avery Island, La. for a behind-the-scenes look at Tabasco

Fetch A Date

Who uses it: Dog owners looking for friends for Fido, too
The ideal date: The West Alabama Ice House, for longnecks and bowls of water
The perfect gift: "Pupcakes" from Treat! in Vintage Park
Your first couple's trip: San Antonio, for its dog-friendly Phil Hardberger Park

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West Alabama Ice House

Beer, Billiards, Dive, Dog-Friendly, Ice House, Outdoor Patio 1919 W Alabama St

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Kuhl-Linscomb

Bath and Beauty, Home and Garden, Jewelry 2424 W Alabama St 

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