Word of Mouth
11:23 am
Wed October 23, 2013

Ryan Glitch: Geek Pimp

The "Nerd Cupid" at work.
Credit via sciencefiction.com

If the number one comedy on prime time TV is any indication –the CBS show The Big Bang Theory holds the coveted title--nerds are experiencing a kind of cultural renaissance. Despite the increased popularity of sci-fi conventions, cos-play, and board games, finding a mate who shares a love of all things nerdy can still be a challenge. Enter the cupid of nerds, Ryan Glitch, the creator and president of “Sci-Fi Speed Dating.” Glitch launched his speed dating enterprise in 2010 at a Star Wars convention and he’s been making matches at cons ever since.  IGN, a popular gaming and entertainment web site has created a web series about Ryan’s enterprise, called “Geek Love” which airs on their YouTube channel.

Can't make it to a convention but still need some advice on how to woo the nerd of your dreams? We found this song, written and performed by the adorable DeAnne Smith, that features quite a few daring pick-up lines (and a total rock star kitten.)

And don't forget to check out the full season of Geek Love on IGN's YouTube channel.

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