London, England -- A fascination with the paranormal is at an all-time high, with TV programs like the Walking Dead
dozens of ghost-hunting reality shows, and big box-office horror movies.
And along with this comes a growing number of single people of all ages who want to meet others who share their unique interests.
If you like hunting for ghosts or exploring old graveyards, but you're tired of doing it by yourself, then Spookydate may be the place for you. It's a dating site for people into everything from Jack the Ripper to zombies. Spookydate's members' idea of a romantic evening isn't dinner and a movie, unless it's a horror movie.
But despite popular perception, these are just normal people with not-so-normal interests, insists Spookydate founder Tony Hart-Wilden. He says they take long walks on the beach and gaze at the sunset, just like anyone else, but the difference is they may be looking for UFOs at the same time.
Tony Hart-Wilden's own adventures have taken him everywhere from Dracula's castle in Transylvania to Area 51 in the Arizona desert, monster hunting on Loch Ness, and paranormal investigating in India. But he acknowledges that none of this would have been possible if it wasn't for research projects, preservation, and awareness created by documentaries and films that led him there. So, unlike other dating sites, part of Spookydate's profits will go back into its own community to support anything from cemetery restoration to financing independent horror films.
Spookydate members can browse any of eight different categories: Zombies, Vampires, Horror Movies, The Paranormal, Unexplained Mysteries, UFOS, Monsters, and Urban Exploration in search of their perfect match. And another unique feature of Spookydate that sets it apart from other dating sites is that they don't have gold memberships, only silver ones. Because, as Tony Hart-Wilden says, "everyone knows that silver is more effective against werewolves.