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February 20, 2006

Niche Dating Site of the Week: gk2gk.com

by @ 6:41 pm. Filed under Niche Dating, Site of the Week

Are you a geek? Looking for other geeks for fun, friendship and maybe more? Then take a look at Geek2Geek, the niche-dating site for geeks to find other geeks online.

What they say about their online dating site:

Geek 2 Geek is the safe, friendly, and easy to use site where geeks and their admirers can find each other. Whether you’re looking for romance or just friendship, this is the place to hook up. There is no appearance information on profiles (no pictures either), true geeks just don’t care about looks. Besides, our experience tells us that most people lie about their looks on other sites. Looks are not how our members form relationships.

The site doesn’t offer appearance information so what does it show? Well, I did a search for women geeks in my area of Seattle and found 20 within 50 miles of my zip code. From a brief browse of these profiles I found that many like Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, iPods and playing Final Fantasy. One even said her favorite gadget was her graphing calculator. Now that is geeky.

The site is easy to search and offers free profiles. If you do sign up they have someone called the Geek Goddess that dispenses advice and help for geeks that need a tip here or there to move forward in weekly columns. Think of her as the geek version of Dear Abby. I was not able to find any information on their site about cost past the free profile. So if you are looking for others to get your geek on with then click on over to Geek2Geek.

Have you tried Geek 2 Geek? What do you think of a dating site for geeks or those with geek tendencies? What do you think of the assertion that geeks don’t care about looks?

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February 13, 2006

Niche Dating Site of the Week: PickMeQuick.com

by @ 5:32 pm. Filed under Niche Dating, Site of the Week

What do you think about a photo mosaic of people to click on and learn about? The idea sounds fun and interesting but not all that useful. That is the idea behind PickMeQuick. So you pick a girl or a guy out of a big picture collage and their info page comes up. They are from who knows where and probably nowhere near you. What good is that?

You definitely need to use the search features such as country, region and age to narrow the field of who you are looking at. Then it starts to make a little more sense. Since most people only click on profiles with pictures at most dating sites, why not a site that you can’t get on without a picture being posted for people to click on to get more info on you. Wow that was a long sentence. Anyway they say:

The idea for PickMeQuick.com spawned from staring at one of those photo mosaics! You know the pictures that are made up of smaller pictures! The thought of putting lots of small pictures together makes an interesting collage and I think is a fantastic interface for picking out people you may be interested in contacting.

We’ve tried to break the mould of most dating site concepts. Simplicity is the goal here. The design of the site exposes the core right from the homepage. The aim is to deliver personal ads to users as fast as possible and in a fun and absorbing way. We believe this can offer a greater viewing potential to members and thus increase the chance of finding friends or dates!

You do need a high-speed Internet connection for this site to actually be considered fast. As it does take some time to download all those photo thumbnails. Once this is done though and you have narrowed your search criteria you certainly can get at the info pretty fast. This online dating site does seem to strike me as just another take on those hot or not sites, except without the voting. But people do love to click on other people photos to see more about them on online dating sites.

The profile information is a few paragraphs. A description, a likes and dislikes and what you are looking for along with the basic info of age, height etc. Also multiple photos can be posted besides the one that gets included in the mosaic.

Right now they are giving away free lifetime memberships to get people onto the site. As of this posting there are 4738 left. After that anyone who signs up will have to pay $3.00 a month. So if you want to put your pretty face out there for people to find amongst the many you might want to sign up at PickMeQuick.

Have you seen this site? What do you think of the concept? Leave your thoughts in the comments.

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January 30, 2006

Niche Dating Site of the Week: PeekaBio.com

by @ 3:15 am. Filed under Niche Dating, Site of the Week

Have you ever been out somewhere and met a nice person and later realized you will probably never see them again? This happens all the time. You wish that you could make a further connection. Yet more than just the chance of rejection is holding you back. I mean you don’t know this person and giving them your contact info may not be the greatest idea. So how do you get around that?

PeakaBio is an online dating website that hopes to fill that void. You sign up at the site and post a full profile including pictures and anything else you want a prospect to see when they look you up. When you are done you print out Peek cards with nothing but your first name, the website address and your handle. You stay completely anonymous. If they are interested then they type your handle into the search box at the site and view your profile. Only people who know your handle can view your information.

Give it to that pretty waitress, that hunky UPS guy, the teller at your bank or anyone else that sparks your interest. Just hand them the card with an “I would’ve been kicking myself tomorrow if I didn’t do this.” When someone checks out your information the site allows you to email each other without trading your personal email address with the other person. You stay completely anonymous until you don’t want to be.

You could also use it in conjunction with a site like Match.com or Yahoo! Personals. You could post information that you don’t want the general public to see and give your handle out to people you meet at those sites.

The site as of now seems to be free to use. So stop chickening out during those chance encounters out there in the real world. Let them PeakaBio.

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January 9, 2006

Niche Dating Site of the Week: MustLoveSports.com

by @ 4:34 am. Filed under Niche Dating, Site of the Week

The college football season just ended with Texas getting over on the favorite USC in the Rose Bowl. Wild Card weekend in the NFL just ended also. With the rest of the playoffs and the Superbowl coming and the NBA season starting to heat up the subject of sports has been on my mind. What guy out there wouldn’t want a girl who loved sports just as much as he did? So with that in mind I went looking for a niche dating site for those who love sports and are looking for that special someone. I came across MustLoveSports.

They say:

Are you seeking to find a sincere dating relationship or friendship with another sports lover, fanatic or casual fan of your favortie NCAA college or basketball NBA, baseball MLB, hockey NHL or football NFL team? If you have answered yes, Must Love Sports is for you. We are not just another online dating personals website, but more of a sportsmans guide featuring dating and personals for sports fans. Meet singles on our sportsnet in the sportsmart classified personal ads. We want you to reach your “GOAL”!!!

The purpose of the site is to help you get together with others who enjoy the same sports and activities as you. The site is small. A search for women in my state of Washington turned up only 13 prospects. As the site grows though you may be able to use it to find the right woman to receive a pass.

You can sign up for a free profile and start looking around the site. As with most dating sites to use all the features they have to offer you will have to buy a premium membership. They have chat rooms as well as audio and video profile abilities.

So if you are trying to get around the dating defense and put some points on the board then maybe this is the niche-dating site for you. You might just make a special connection. Guys, find that Ally for the oop or a Mary to hail at MustLoveSports.

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