What Type Of Shark Should You Date?

Think dating bites? Have no fear. We'll find you a jaws-dropping date faster than you can say "Shark Week!"

Ocean Conservancy
On Mar 29, 2017

My friends think I'm...

I'd rather be...

What was your favorite subject in school?

I prefer a date who is more...

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It's time for your first date. What type of restaurant do you choose?

Your date plans a romantic movie night. What's playing?

Time for a vacation. What activities do you and your date plan on doing?

Bull Shark

Bull Shark

Looking for someone to join you as you travel to uncharted territory? The bull shark is your perfect match! Unlike most sharks, bull sharks aren’t limited to exclusively salt water environments. They’re actually capable of swimming in brackish, and even fresh water rivers, too. The bull shark may not be the biggest shark around, but what it lacks in size, it makes up for in tenacity. They're the perfect traveling companion for venturing into the unknown.

Greenland Shark

Greenland Shark

You'd rather date someone who's not like all the others. Lucky for you, the Greenland shark is one of a kind. They're the only shark species to live full-time in Arctic and sub-Arctic waters, preferring very cold temperatures all year long. The Greenland shark is pretty indiscriminate in its diet (even making a habit of polar bears), so you can pick the restaurant on the first date. And be prepared for the Greenland shark to take things slow - it's one of the slowest moving shark species in the world!

Nurse Shark

Nurse Shark

Looking for someone who's just as happy to spend a night out as they are to stay in with friends? You and the nurse shark are meant to be! This nocturnal shark is pretty laid back, but can often be found hanging in caves with a few of its friends. With special feelers called "barbels" on their snouts, nurse sharks are what you might call the "sensitive types." Definitely the kind of shark you can bring home to meet your parents.

Great White Shark

Great White Shark

Ever the athlete, you're a person with high energy. The white shark is your perfect match, boasting impressive athletic abilities and performing impressive acrobatic leaps while in pursuit of prey. Don't be intimidated by this solo swimmer! The white shark is just looking for that perfect someone to join it in long-distance swims in coastal waters along the continental shelf.

Hammerhead Shark

Hammerhead Shark

A social butterfly like you needs to find a shark who's the life of the party. Lucky for you, the hammerhead shark often migrates in groups of a hundred or more! And unlike other party animals, this one is no "tool." With eyes at either end of its elongated head, the hammerhead has a good perspective on life. (And the ocean floor!)

Tiger Shark

Tiger Shark

You consider yourself quite the foodie, and therefore you need a date whose palette is as adventurous as your own. You should date a tiger shark! These sharks are known for their indiscriminating taste buds and will eat anything from turtles to tires. With up to 18 feet and 1 ton of shark to feed, that’s a lot of meals out on the town.

Whale Shark

Whale Shark

You're a go-with-the-flow kind of person and you need someone who's okay just riding the waves and taking things as they come. If you're looking for someone with a big heart, then look no further than the whale shark. Even though the whale shark is the biggest fish in the sea, it's a filter feeder whose diet consists mainly of plankton. It makes its home in tropical waters worldwide and has been known to make long migrations. Plus, who could resist those stylish spots?