There’s something about geek romance that just delights me. Perhaps it’s the idea that people historically undervalued as dating partners finding connection, or, the joy that someone’s found a partner that totally â€˜gets’ them. Either way, I love a good n’ nerdy how-we-met story. Case in point: a friend of mine once told me about the moment he realized he’d found â€˜the one’ was when, during a walk on the beach with a new girlfriend, she picked up a rock and said, â€˜This looks like a phaser!’ In a previous post, I described how I overheard the best nerdy pick-up line in the bar at the Star Trek Experience.
There’ve been a number of nerd-focused dating websites for years, but New Scientist magazine has taken it to a new level with â€˜New Scientist Connect.’ Complete with links to articles on DNA compatibility and research on long-term relationships, New Scientist Connect is based on â€˜the science of dating’ and is geared toward the more geek-inclined of the online dating set. So if you’re the type who finds conversations about the latest science research rather arousing (and are looking for a new love), check it out.
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