A new online dating site for geeks was launched today. Targeted at people who proudly wear the geek label (or nerd, dork, whatever you want to call it), it aims to bring together people who have strong interests in specific topics such as coding, gaming, anime, comic books, cosplay, science fiction and fantasy.
The owners of the site are geeks themselves, with founder Marc Crouch in particular having spent many years staring at code editors and wasting countless hours on geek haven Reddit.com. When asked why he felt the need to set up a dating site for geeks, his first response was “Obviously geeks are the sexiest species of human. I mean, who doesn’t love brains?”.
Beyond that, Crouch felt there to be a real need for an online dating site that helps geeks – who are often more shy socially than most people – to connect with others who value their interests as much as them. So while the site does carry an irreverent tone, there is a serious service on offer underneath the l33t-speak and memes.
Hot For Geek is the latest site in the Hot For Dating series of websites, which represent various niches and position themselves as light-hearted with a serious message of positive positioning for the groups they represent. Other sites in the network include Hot For Ginger (for redhead lovers), Hot For Curves (for lovers of the fuller figured), Hot For Adam (for gay men looking for love), Hot For Blonde (for fans of the platinum look) and Hot Forever (for the over 50s).