Chasing that pretty unique snowflake:
The San Francisco Chronicle (where else?) profiles a new U.S. dating service for geeks, Geek2Geek. No pictures allowed. It seems a little redundant — I mean, which eligible geek/nerd doesn’t have a weblog or something very similar? We can find each other that way, for free. Ok, so perhaps the non-techie bio-science ones might not have blogs…

“Super Nerd Girl” calls herself a “Geek of Life Science and Comics,” is a student of physical anthropology and lists her favorite board game as Risk and her “geek activities” as belonging to the Society for Creative Anachronism. She writes: “I have an intense interest in genetics and biology, and when I’m not studying, I like to read comics, take walks, read for leisure, study mythology and folklore, play Magic: the Gathering sometimes. … I’m sorta lacking in the social skills, and am here because I honestly can’t figure out when someone is asking me out as a friend or a romantic interest. … Yeah, that’s how socially inept I am.”

Hmmm, I can’t help thinking that part of their business plan is… “appeal to non-nerd men who think nerd girls are easy”. The venerable MIT offers a v2.0 guide to geek dating, should you wish to plunge in and sell a kidney to fly to the USA…

“Two intelligent people usually don’t just go for flings – they have extraordinary capabilities for romance, even if they are skeptical or fairly oblivious to “romantic matters.” I found that when I started to give some of the geeks on my hall a “crash course” in dating one night, they listened rather intently. And I spoke for a long time. I decided to put it online…”

Closer to home, the UK has the new and rather yukkily-titled Creative Lovers site, aimed at creatives. What we need is someone to hammer out a few nifty open-source Perl scripts and create a simple free UK-specific geek dating site hanging off a MySQL database.