The dating sites plastered all over the news and radio, such as Eharmony and Match.com, don't cater to us nerds and geeks, and it might be hard to fall in love with someone who refuses to even go, forget cosplay, with you at the next anime convention, or who doesn't want to sit and have a marathon of your favorite sci-fi show, or have an intellectual conversation about climate change. For those of us willing to try online dating (which is probably all of us), there is hope.
There are plenty of sites out there made for just us geeks and nerds.
You could always meet that special someone at a convention where hundreds, sometimes thousands of fans of anime, Star Trek, comic books and other fandoms converge for a weekend full of fun.
But it can hard to meet someone in this kind of setting, especially if you are shy.
After all, these are people who “nine times out of 10 post pictures of themselves Photoshopped on the starship.” One user, referring to himself as “Spockstar,” confirmed that theory in a recent email, writing that “the Trekkie scene in Australia is getting pretty huge” and that joining the site has helped him find dates for conventions.
Another user named Victoria Levitt wrote that she joined the site because has a “soft spot for geeks!
It's like any of the other major dating sites, such as Eharmony, or Match, with matchmaking questions geared towards geeks' and nerds' areas of interest, such as Star Wars, or Tron, anime, etc.
With so many members you are likely, though not guaranteed, to find someone in your area who is interested in similar things.Soon after Trek Passions.com’s launch in 2004, Conan O’Brien caught wind of the site and mentioned it in the opening monologue of his show.“He said the site is going great, and they hope now a girl will join,” Carter remembers.“It sort of reminds me of every different color of crayon in the crayon box,” says online dating expert Julie Spira, founder of Cyber Dating “There’s a different kind of site for everybody these days.A hundred people signed up in the next five minutes.