Some members, though, have already found love on the site. Nate Tammaro, whose screenname was Iron Ranger, found his soul mate, or “twin flame,” only two days after joining Survivalist Singles. They live six hours away from each other so they have only met in person twice, but Tammaro plans to move to Missouri to be with her this summer.
“When we met, we immediately knew there was no one else for us — it was the sentence-finishing type of love,” said Tammaro. The relationship has changed his outlook on prepping: Tammaro now believes his calling is to help others find their way once the “end of the world as we know it” arrives. “I’m optimistic about the future now that I’ve found love,” he said.
Others on the site aren’t just looking for love. A 44-year-old female user with the screenname Arnold, for example, states on her profile that she is looking for a survival group in addition to a man. One skill she would bring to the table, she noted, is making “humanure.” This involves converting human excrement into fertilizer — which may be necessary in case a disaster strikes and there is no running water.
Aside from Survivalist Singles, several other dating sites are popping up for preppers. PrepperDating.com was started last year and has about 70 members. And Kwink.com, a site that lets singles join niche dating communities, like “health nuts” and “Jesus freaks” is also advertising a community for “doomsday preppers” and “doomsdayers.”
“Spend your remaining days with someone that shares your instinct to prepare and survive the end of the world as we know it,” Kwink’s site says. “Don’t use those generic dating sites that can’t cater to your core trait. The Doomsday dating community is your place to connect, share and grow with similar people.”