Ah the perils of dating. Some people view dating as this dreadful task, but I like to view it was an exciting journey of meeting new people. I don’t really take it too serious and put a lot of pressure on finding love and getting married. I mean yeah it would be lovely to meet a nice guy who wants a serious relationship, but eh…that isn’t the case. So instead it’s basically just a journey of learning what I like, making new friends, or sometimes just having fun dates and then moving on with my life.
It’s really not that difficult for me to snag a date or meet a sexy guy, but it always become an issue finding a guy that isn’t just some swagged out asshole. Where is the substance? Like, yeah I enjoy being single and not having a bunch of pressure, but some part of me still believes in true romance and running across a man who just totally gets me. A guy who is artistically incline and actually reads a book here and there. It’s not like I’m this uber nerd/geek that is awkward (I’m geeky at times, but I’m really just an artistic down to earth woman) so I know that one day it will happen when I least expect it.
But there are people out there who just can’t seem to get it together when it comes to dating, especially folks who are way off into subcultures like the nerd/geek arena. It’s one thing for me to be geeky at times, but I’ve never been a major geek/nerd that dresses up in costumes and goes to anime and comic conventions. That’s cool and all, but eh…not for me. Yet there are some people that live and breathe the title of being a nerd, and for them dating isn’t such a breeze. Which is why TLC decided to introduce a new dating special called Geek Love.
The show, (well actually it’s a special with 2 episodes slated to premiere on this Sunday December 18th) sheds light on geeks & nerds trying to find love. I’ve got to admit, TLC is bringing their A game with the show ideas. I just watched Virgin Diaries and thought it was interesting seeing adult virgins in their late twenties and thirties; it was a cool series. TLC is always pushing the limit and shedding light on things that are far beyond the norm. I mean it is The Learning Channel, so I guess we are supposed to learn something new.
Geek Love is going to be a show that I think a lot of people will enjoy “learning” from. It gives geeks & nerds a chance to find love through Sci-Fi Speed Dating. Yes, speed dating for sci-fi fans. The speed dating is founded by sci-fi enthusiast Ryan Glitch, and every year at comic-con he hosts speed dating events for nerds & geeks to connect with other that might have been unlucky in love. I like that. It’s a chance for the underdogs and people who never get a chance to date liked minded individuals an opportunity to go on dates with people who get them. I know they say opposites attract, but sometimes you really do need someone who is into the same thing as you.
I think the show will be interesting to watch, and it will give me an insight to a lifestyle that I’m not quite familiar with. I have geek tendencies, but at the end of the day I’m an artist and writer. I’m that explosively creative and outgoing girl that can be wild, spontaneous, neo-soul, classy, and geeky when I’m talking about videogames. But for the most part I seem to be attracted to guys that are into art, music, fashion, and writing. I’d love to date a sexy tall guy that was a musician, a fellow writer, or an artist. Geeks are cool too, but I would never be down for going to anime conventions and dressing up. I’d rather wear a superhero costume somewhere else…..
Anyways, whether you’re a geek/nerd searching for love or someone else that enjoys TLC’s specials, then you should check out the trailer for the show below. It airs Sunday night on TLC. So don’t miss it! Geeks & Nerds need love too.
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