Dating can be hard when you are a geek or nerd, especially when you would rather stay at home and binge witness Dr. Who or your dearest anime, probe for that Quantum Mechanics test you have coming up, or any of the other thousands of things that are more joy than going out and drinking at a bar. You could always meet that special someone at a convention where hundreds, sometimes thousands of fans of anime, Starlet Trek, comic books and other fandoms converge for a weekend total of joy. But it can hard to meet someone in this kind of setting, especially if you are timid.
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 turns down to even go, leave behind cosplay, with you at the next anime convention, or who doesn’t want to sit and have a marathon of your dearest sci-fi showcase, or have an intellectual conversation about climate switch. .
For those of us willing to attempt online dating (which is very likely all of us), there is hope. There are slew of sites out there made for just us geeks and nerds. I scrolled through more than 25 dating websites, and here are the best eight dating websites for people looking for that special nerd in their life.
Geek Two Geek
What it’s about: Geek Two Geek is very likely the most popular dating site for geeks, boasting the most members out of all the websites listed here, and it’s one of the safest in my opinion. 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 Starlet Wars, or Tron, anime, etc. With so many members you are likely, tho’ not assured, to find someone in your area who is interested in similar things.
I, myself, have used this site, and have gotten fairly a lot of ‘winks’ and messages from other users. That’s not me attempting to to toot my horn, but just as proof that there are other active people on this dating site. This site has been around for awhile, so it’s unlikely to go bottoms up like many of the other nerd and geek dating sites out there, such as Sweet on Geeks.
How much it costs: According to the website, it is free to browse and free to make and receive initial contact, but a profile must be created very first. The initial contact includes things like liking someone’s profile, or ‘winking’ at someone. If you want to send or a read a message from some, you have to have paid for an account. However, if person sending you a messaging has a paid account, then you can read their messages. A little bit confusing, I know. Paid accounts, like most sites, are in tiers. For example, a one month subscription is around $35 per month, and unluckily they make it so difficult to find the pricing, I couldn’t find the pricing for the 3-month, 6-month and 1-year subscription, but I do know you pay the entire amount upfront, but it averages out to be less than $35 per month. I think the 3-month was around $Sixty-nine, but don’t quote me on that.
Cons: The downside is that because this site is so big, it is not limited to geeks and/or nerds. There are many spam users, and members who are just pretending to be geeky. The other downside is it’s not as ordinary as pressing a button to switch your membership or cancel. And like most dating websites, you get a lot of people who contact you once, and then you never hear from them again.
Update: At the moment the website emerges to be down. I don’t know if this is makeshift or permanent at the moment, but I will update with more information if it becomes available.
What it’s about: This site by far has the most visual appeal, and feels like the most organized and easiest to navigate compared to some of the other sites. Signing up is an effortless two-step process with a quick questionnaire. Based on your profile, the site matches you with other users. Matches are updated weekly. One of the major pluses for this site is that it’s not limited to lady finding man and vice versa. If you are part of the LGBT community, in an open relationship, etc, this website offers many different options.
How much it cost: Like with most sites, basic membership is free, which permits one to browse members, and react to messages sent to them, but does not permit one to initiate contact. Premium membership is as low as $9.95 a month for those with recurring memberships, i.e. people who sign up for 12, 30, or even 60 months. Also, be aware of the fact that your membership automatically renews unless you cancel it.
Cons: You will have to response questions about your physical traits, such as figure type, hair, etc, but a photo subordination is not required. This site takes actual work (which isn’t truly any different from any other dating site) you can’t just create a profile, sit back and hope someone out there finds you. The site encourages you to interact on their forums, chatrooms, and communities, so it’s not for the lazy.
What it’s about: OtakuBooty is for paramours of all things manga, anime, and cosplaying. If you don’t know what any of that is, then this site is not for you. Otaku is technically a derogatory word for nerds in Japan, but American paramours of anime and manga have pridefully embraced the title.
The good news is that this site undoubtedly caters to nerds, so there’s no risk of running into any posers on the site. It’s also not exclusively a dating site, so if you are just looking for a friend to go to a convention with, this website can also help. It’s also a good place to find news and reviews on animes, mangas, and conventions as well.
If you have a good sense of humor, and you’ve just binged observed all 600+ gigs of Naruto and Naruto: Shippuden, and need a fresh anime to observe, this site is for you.
How much it costs: You can create an account for free, but a total membership is needed to communicate with other members. For only $Four a month, or $15 for the entire year, why not?
Con: The bad news is that this site is kind of confusing to browse. There’s many different tabs that one can browse, and there’s no real clear organization to the site, at least not for someone as OCD as me. It isn’t clear what each tab is actually for either. For example, the tab labelled Dune Buggy, there’s no clear description (or warning) of what it is, but after scrolling through it I unluckily discovered it’s a comic for very mature audiences involving a lot of penis jokes. Not sure why’s it’s on a dating/social networking site, but okay.
What it’s about: Intellectconnect is more for nerds than geeks. In their own words, Intellectconnect offers an exlusive meeting place for thinkers, brainiacs and the intellectually nosey. If you are looking for someone clever, you are likely to find them here.
How much it costs: Membership is fully free.
Cons: It’s a rather bland site, but I know first-hand that appeals to intellects. It’s also not for geeks, but for the intellectual and for people interested in the arts. In other words, it kind of feels like a hipster website. It’s also a very generic questionnaire, which could be either a good thing, or a bad thing to find a broad range of people.
The Right Stuff
Pros: The Right Stuff is an amazingly special dating site for intellects. You have to be a graduate, faculty member, or current student of a brief list of about 70 prestigious colleges, like the Ivy League schools or MIT.
It’s not a traditional dating site. To be approved for this site, one has to submit proof that they are a graduate, student, or faculty member of the list of colleges provided on the site. Then one has to finish the forms provided by the website, write a brief profile, finish a one page biography with a detailed account of your personality and preferences, and provide photos. If you have been approved, you do not create an online dating profile, the moderators of the site create one for you. You can meet people both offline and online and every month a list of profiles is e-mailed to you.
Because the site is so sensational, there are a lot of high profile and successful members of the site, at least according to the moderator.
How much it costs: The price for this off the hook dating site is $75 for a six month subscription.
Cons: As a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, I might get approved to this site, but I’m not so sure I want to. The very first thing I thought when reading the very very first paragraph on the home page is ‘this dating site is for snobs.’ But if you only want to date someone who is assured to be intelligent (and most likely successful), and you went to a prestigious college such as Harvard, then this is the site for you.
What it’s about: It’s not hard to guess what this site is all about. Despite the name, however, this is not just a site for Starlet Trek fans, but for fans of all things sci-fi related, in books, film, and television. It’s super effortless to join, and does not require one to pack out a questionnaire very first. This is the website for the nerdiest of the nerds. If you speak Klingon, and want to find someone else who does, go here.
How much it costs: Nothing! It’s free.
Cons: Just browsing through some of the profiles and through the site, there seems to be a disproportionate amount of guys to women on this site
What it’s about: This website is serious about connecting fans of anime, manga, JPop (Japanese pop music) and everything in inbetween. Their questionnaire includes things like: what is your beloved anime genre, and which character from an anime or manga represents your ideal match (um, it would totally be Kakashi, but Minato or Kyoya would be just fine too). Plus, you get to pick and choose who you want to give your information to, and have the option to remain anonymous.
How much it costs: Unlike other websites, this one does not require a premium account to interact with other members, you can do so for free. But there is an option to upgrade to a paid account if you find you need more space to upload things like pictures.
Cons: The site reads more like a fan forum than a dating site, but that might switch if you actually sign up for an account, which I did not. And their one and only success story is about a duo who didn’t even meet on the site.
What it’s about: This isn’t actually a dating site, it’s a forum, but I included it because once you read the homepage, you can see and feel how welcoming this site is. It doesn’t judge, doesn’t make you prove you’re a geek, and is a place to talk about all of your geeky passions.
How much it costs: It’s free.
Cons: It’s not a dating site
Have you attempted any of these dating sites?
Is there a site I missed? Tell me about it in the comments below. And don’t leave behind, be safe! Go after the recommended guidelines that each site gives on meeting fresh people. Be careful before you give anyone private information, such as your cellphone number, or home address, and if you are going to meet, drive separately and always, always meet in a busy crowded place.
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You don’t have anything to worry about as long as we all have each other united in love.
You most likely got a lot of activity on geek Two geek because it’s known to be total of fake accounts that interact with you to make it feel like it’ll be a successful endeavor.
I just attempted to sign up and can’t even get a verification email.
Felicia , this is exactly the thing that keeps me away from internet dating.
I don’t care how much a women makes (as long as she has a job and some ambition). I take care of my self and have a stable job is all she should need to know. I never pack out my income on a dating site. If it made me I would lie and say I make much less.
Boys avoid gold diggers like women avoid sexual predators.
Felicia Youthful 7 weeks ago
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Laura Tomas Four months ago
Anonymous and safe online talk in couples or groups. https://chatsfinder.com
Rod Perkins 13 months ago
Hello everyone. I have read all the comments here and I want to share my practice too. I began to use dating sites approximately five years ago. After my wifey’s death I could not get over it and I couldn&rsquo,t get acquainted with women in the street. So I got in touch with dating sites. I have attempted about 40 sites. I will not list them all, but believe me, all the sites that you know – I’ve been there. There are good, there bad, there are clearly fraudulent sites. Several times I&rsquo,ve become a victim of fraud and sent the money for the tickets, surgeries, expensive medicines, even for food and clothes for poor parents of those women. Of course there were only lies. Yes I was a idiot several times. And then I met my wifey, Masha. This is the best woman in my life, I love her so much. She differs from all the women that I&rsquo,ve met before her. She is very kind, attentive, educated, loving. Masha is not mercantile and greedy. The only problem during our acquaintance was that Masha did not speak English. It was very difficult to communicate. We did not know what to do. But we found solution for our problem. We found translation service on the internet. We began to communicate on that site in September. Two months later she came to me for our very first meeting. By the way she bought the tickets on her own. Next time I came to her in Moscow and suggested her my mitt. And then we got married . Oh, such a flawless day it was!
So on that site there are still a lot of women, truly good women who want to find love. Their only drawback is that they do not speak foreign languages and that&rsquo,s why they feel awkward. And it&rsquo,s such a pity that on some sites women cheat guys and are only interested in money for tickets, etc. And on the other sites women attempt and indeed want a relationship. Maybe my advice will help someone. Attempt this site youandme-we.com It&rsquo,s helped me to build a family. Hopefully it will help you too. I wish you all good luck.
Amber Eighteen months ago from Earth
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Eva Nineteen months ago from Philippines
Oh I didn’t know there are dating sites for geeks and nerds until I read this article 🙂
David Puccio 20 months ago
Dragonfruitapp.com you can also download the app on iOS and Android in the app stores. It’s actually for geeks and has no bots
Geek Two Geek has 1 member in North Carolina.
Amy Trumpeter Two years ago from Oxford
These look brill! Gratefully I have the most amazing bf. He is a bit of a Geek, love it!
Dr Penny Pincher Two years ago from Iowa, USA
I think I am both a geek and a nerd, but fortunately am not in need of a dating site. Interesting to see the broad range of dating sites that are available now. Well done.
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