The best online dating sites for geeks, nerds, sci-fi buffs, and more

The best online dating sites for geeks, nerds, sci-fi buffs, and more
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The best online dating sites for geeks, nerds, sci-fi buffs, and more

Mashable’s readers (and writers) are known for being OBSESSIVE about the things we love. You may say we kind of geek out about things. Okay, fine, we *are* geeks. Whatever, geeks are awesome.

But sometimes, awesome can use a bit of assistance in the dating department. Not because there aren’t enough geeks out there — how do you think Avengers: Endgame became the highest-grossing film of all time? (Thanks to geeks, that’s how.) Dating as a geek requires combing through normies and too much dating through the same group of localsFor women, it can involve a lot of creepy guys who want their manic pixie dream girlFor men, it can involve a lot of simply trying to not be that guy. If you’re in the majority of geeks who are a little bit introverted, dating can be hella intimidating. Read more…

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BEST FULL DATING SITE EXPERIENCE

Match

If you’re serious about finding a soulmate and have the disposable income, Match is the place to go.

  • Basic Membership: Free
  • One month: $35.99/month
  • Three months: $29.99/month
  • Six months: $17.99/month
  • 12 months: $15.99/month


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BEST FOR SHY GEEKS

Zoosk

It’s low-pressure but has the user base of a Match or eharmony, and striking up a convo is easy.

  • One month: $29.99/month
  • Three months: $20.00/month
  • Six months: $12.50/month


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BEST FOR HARDCORE GAMERS

Gamer Dating

Find your Player 2 on Gamer Dating, the charming (albeit outdated) site where gamers can totally be themselves.

  • Basic membership: Free
  • Silver Quest (two months): $17.50/month
  • Gold Quest (four months): $17.50/month


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BEST TO TOTALLY BE YOURSELF

OkCupid

This OG dating site recently got a makeover and is home to millions of fun, woke singles.

  • A-List Basic/Six-month membership: $14.99
  • A-List Basic/Three-month membership: $19.99/month
  • A-List Basic/One-month membership: $29.99/month
  • A-List Premium/Six-month membership: $19.99/month
  • A-List Premium/Three-month membership: $26.99/month
  • A-List Premium/One-month membership: $39.99


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BEST FOR FINDING EDUCATED GEEKS

Elite Singles

Career-focused individuals take an advanced personality test that really analyzes who will complement you.

  • Three months: $52.95/month
  • Six months: $39.99/month
  • One year: $27.95/month


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BEST FOR GETTING LAID

AdultFriendFinder

If you can get past the fact that it looks like an ad for a deserted strip club, you’ll get some serious satisfaction and a confidence boost.

  • Free version: Yes
  • One month of Gold: $39.95
  • Three months of Gold: $26.95/month
  • 12 months of Gold: $19.95/month


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BEST FOR SETTING UP REAL DATES

Coffee Meets Bagel

Screw endless browsing: CMB focus on in-depth profiles and only sends curated matches.

  • Basic membership: Free
  • One month: $34.99/month
  • Three months: $24.99/month
  • Six months: $19.99/month
  • 12 months: $14.99/month


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BEST IF YOU BELIEVE IN LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT

Happn

Rom-com geeks will love how serendipitous Happn is, as it matches you with people you’ve seen in real life.

  • Basic membership: Free
  • One month of Premium: $24.99
  • Three months of Premium: $15/month
  • Six months of Premium: $10/month


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BEST FOR CYNICS

Hater

Hater’s hilarious premise of matching people through mutual dislikes is right in wheelhouse of cynical millennials.

  • Basic membership: Free


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BEST FOR THOSE WHO APPRECIATE A GOOD ALGORITHM

eharmony

If you love gaming but hate playing games, eharmony could find you someone serious — if you can ignore the conservative vibe.

  • Basic Membership: Free
  • Six months: $59.90/month
  • One year: $35.90/month
  • Two years: $25.90/month


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BEST FOR NOT LEAVING THE HOUSE

Cams.com

Not ready to interact IRL? HD streaming and Bluetooth sex toys can help.

  • 100 tokens: $12
  • 250 tokens: $26
  • 500 tokens: $50
  • 1,000 tokens: $99


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BEST FOR SUPERFANS

SoulGeek

If Cosplay, Comic-Con, and Crunchy Roll are your love language, you can find a kindred spirit here.

  • Basic membership: Free


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BEST FOR KINKY GEEKS

ALT

Geek in the streets but freak in the streets? Bond over bondage on this BDSM site.

  • One month Silver: $19.95
  • Three months Silver: $11.95/month
  • One year Silver: $8.33/month
  • One month Gold: $29.95
  • Three months Gold: $19.99/month
  • One year Gold: $12.50/month


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BEST FOR POTTERHEADS

Dating For Muggles

Most Harry Potter fans refuse to date someone who isn’t up on their knowledge, so Dating for Muggles is a start.

  • Basic Membership: Free
  • One month: 29.99/month
  • Three months: 13.33/month
  • 5-day trial : $1/day


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