Science fiction dating sites
Fanboys and fangirls of the series can try their hand at online dating on these sites, likely without fear of judgement of their pristine DVD collection of the original series or a treasured, mint-condition Spock action figure.Trekkie Dating welcomes users to a dating community "light years ahead of others" and says to "set phasers to ... " The site includes normal dating site profiles with the ability to send said flirts.On Trek Passions.com, one 22-year-old user from Texas headlines his profile: “Beam me up…to the attractive Trekkies:)” He goes on to say, “I love Star Trek TOS”—that stands for The Original Series, for the uninitiated—“Makes paying for Netflix worth it all by itself. In his book Love in the Time of Algorithms, Dan Slater writes that roughly 15 million users in North America alone used interest-specific dating sites in 2011, proof of the shift from the “bookend theory” popularized by Match.com, on which the goal was to win over every “book” on the shelf, to these niche sites. ” (That’s Next Generation.) There are a lot of singles in this galaxy, and increasingly they seem to be turning at warp speed to niche dating sites focused on matching users based on hyperspecific interests—like, say, an intense love of Star Trek.The appeal: they are “judgment-free zones where the like-minded can mingle freely and furtively.” “Star Trek fans are nerds,” says Oliver Gough, owner of Star Trek
Likewise, Star Trek tells users to "set phasers to 'stunning'" and says the site is for those who want to meet their "Borg queen or Captain Kirk." This free site has thousands of members, each of whom can choose his or her own "clan." Trek asks prospective users: "Are you looking for that single Trekkie to make your life complete?" This site is also free and lets users "scan for lifeforms" and send free "icebreaker" messages.