Database · Online Dating

Where can I find an open-source (or paid) database with interests/hobbies?

Charlene MPH CEO & Founder, ReciproCare, Halcyon Fellow

July 24th, 2015

I was starting to build a database of hobbies/interests based on various lists on the Internet and trying to sub categorize them by "outdoor activities" or "movies" and so on when I realized that somebody must have already done this. Does anyone know where I can find an extensive, pre-populated database that includes a very wide range of hobbies and interests?

I could build an inadequate version of this by hand, but I suspect that this is already available since so many sites allow users to choose to tag their profiles interests (e.g. online datings sites like OkCupid).  Please let me know. Thanks.


George Lambert Interim CTO - CTO's for Hire

July 24th, 2015

I could not find one online but I did a bit of googling and data extraction for you, 
and Julie Andrews said in "The Sound of Music -- Here is a list of a thousand of my favorite things..."  

A vintage scrapbook
ATV Riding
Acapella Singing
Acrylic Paintings
Acting
Action Figures
Adventure park
Aerobics
Air hockey
Air sports
Airbrushing
Aircraft
Aircraft spotting
Airsoft
All-Terrain vehicles
Alternate reality games
Alternative
Amateur Radio
Amateur astronomy
Amateur geology
Amateur meteorology
Amateur radio
American football
Amusement Park
Amusement park
Animal
Animal care
Antiques
Antiquing
Antiquities
Aquariums
Arcade Games
Archaeology
Archery
Archery/Crossbow
Architecture
Aromatherapy
Art Activities
Art Collecting / Collectibles
Art and Crafts
Art collecting
Art/antique collecting
Arts and Crafts
Arts/cultural
Artwork
Association football
Astrology
Astronomy
Audiophilia
Australian Football League
Auto audiophilia
Auto racing
Autographs
Automotive work/repair
BMX tricks
Back packing
Backgamon
Backpacking
Badge Collecting
Badminton
Baking
Ballet
Ballet Dancing
Ballooning
Ballooning
Scuba
Scuba Diving
Scuba diving
Sculling or Rowing
Sculpting
Sculpture
Seaglass collecting
Seashell collecting
Seashells
Self-Improvement
Self-Improvement Courses
Service
Sewing
Shoes
Shooting guns
Shooting sport
Shopping
Shopping for latest trends
Shortwave listening
Show Choir
Sightseeing
Singing
Singing Lessons
Singing games
Singing/composing music
Skate Boarding
Skateboarding
Skateboarding/rollerblading
Skating (ice)
Skating (in-line)
Skiing
Skiing (snow): Cross country/Nordic
Skiing (snow): Downhill
Skiing (water)
Skill games
Skincare Regime
Sky diving
Skydiving
Skydiving / Parachuting
Skype
Skyrunning
Sledding
Slot car racing
Snake
Snooker
Snorkeling
Snow Biking
Snow Skiing
Snow skiing
Snowboarding
Snowmobile Riding
Snowmobiles
Snowmobiling
Snowshoeing
Soap making
Soccer
Social
Social Networking
Soft Rock
Softball
Space Exploration
Speed Skating
Spider
Spinning
Sport fishing
Sporting dog field trials
Sporting interests
Sports
Sports (see sports list)
Sports Cards
Sports memorabilia
Sports on TV
Squash
Stained Glass
Stamp Collecting
Stamps
Stargazing
Stereo/Records/Tapes/CDs
Stereo/records
Stocks/bonds
Stone collecting
Street Racing
Street games
Sudoku Puzzles
Sunbathing
Surfing
Survey date
Sweepstakes
Sweepstakes/Contests
Swimming
Swimming pool
Table Tennis
Table football
Table tennis
Tabletop games[edit]
Tai Chi
Tango Dance
Target shooting
Target shooting (pistol,rifle,shotgun)
Tarot
Tarot card reading
Taxidermy
Team Games
Telescopes
Ten Pin Bowling
Tennis
Texting
Theater Sports
Theater/Performing Arts
Theatre
Third person shooter games
Thriller/suspense
Tie dying
Tile-based games
Timeshare
Touch football
Tour skating
Toys
Track & Field
Train Spotting
Trainspotting
Trap/Clays/Skeet
Travel
Travel games
Traveling
Traveling and exploration
Treasure Hunting
Treasure hunting
Tree climbing
Trekkie (Star Trek Fan)
Trekking
Turtle
Tutoring
Types of Recreation
US Travel
Urban exploration
Vacation cruises
Vacations / Traveling
Vehicle restoration
Veterans
Video Games
Video games
Video games[edit]
Video gaming
Video/DVD
Videophilia (Home theater)
Vintage Books
Vintage car
Vintage clothing
Vitamin supplements
Volleyball
Volunteering
Walking
Walking and Hiking
Walking/health
Wall Art
Want further mailings
Wargames
Warships
Watching Movies
Watching Sports
Watching TV
Watching movies
Water Polo
Water Skiing
Water sports
Watercolor Paintings
Weather Forecasting
Weaving
Websites
Weight training
Weightlifting
White Water Rafting
Whitewater rafting
Wildlife safari Snorkeling A
Wildlife/environment
Wind Surfing
Wind surfing
Windsurfing
Windsurfing Kayaking
Wine Appreciation
Wine Making
Wine tasting
Wines
Wingsuit flying
Wood Carving
Wood Working
Woodworking
Word games
World news or politics
Worldbuilding
Worship Team
Wrestling
Writing
Yachting
Yo-yoing
YoYo
Yoga
Youth Band
Youth Group
Yoyo
Zumba
cooperative games
courses
deck building games
insects
knotting
leaves
magician
angling/Fly fishing
real time games
rocks
strategy games
thematic games



George Lambert Interim CTO - CTO's for Hire

July 24th, 2015

While I am not a Rails Person - this looks like a github project for storing them. 

Charlene MPH CEO & Founder, ReciproCare, Halcyon Fellow

July 26th, 2015

Thanks George!