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 locals For women , it can involve a lot of creepy guys who want their manic pixie dream girl For 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... More about Gaming , Online Dating , Mashable Shopping , Culture , and Sex Relationships



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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


Three months of Standard: $71.97


Six months of Standard: $125.94


12 months of Standard: $239.88


Three months of Premium: $80.97


Six months of Premium: $143.94


12 months of Premium: $251.88







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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.

Premium Light one month membership: $49.95


Premium Classic three month membership: $59.85


Premium Comfort six month membership: $113.70







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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: $59.95


Six months: $74.95


12 months: $149.88







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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Find your Player 2 on Gamer Dating, the charming (albeit outdated) site where gamers can totally be themselves.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): $35


Gold Quest (four months): $70







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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.

Free version: Yes, but limited


One month of Basic: $29.99


Three months of Basic: $59.97


Six months of Basic: $89.94


One month of Premium: $39.99


Three months of Premium: $79.98


Six months of Premium: $119.94







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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: $27.95


Three months of Gold: $59.85


12 months of Gold: $179.40







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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 of Premium: $35


Three months of Premium: $75


Six months of Premium: $120







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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


Six months of Premium: $89.99


12 months of Premium: $119.99







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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


Premium light six month membership: $119.40


Premium Plus 12 month membership: $166.80


Premium Extra 24 month membership: $213.60







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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 of Silver: $19.95


Three months of Silver: $35.97


12 months of Silver: $99.97


One month of Gold: $29.95


Three months of Gold: $59.97


12 months of Gold: $149.97







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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


5-day trial: $3.49


One month: $20.99


Three months: $27.99




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