Black nerds unite! If you hype nerd knowledge, such as Star Wars, Paranormal, Zombies, Online Gaming and more, joining BlackNerdDating is your next step to find compatible love. The age of the nerd is upon us – black nerds included – and Keith York, the founder of BlackNerdDating.com, saw a direct need for those craving “nerdy” matchmaking. Below he shares why this is the dating site to join today.
What inspired BlackNerdDating?
I was inspired to create BlackNerdDating.com by what I see as a need for progressive minded people of African descent to be able to link up, socialize, and discuss ideas relevant to the subculture who identify as Black Nerds. As a life-long black nerd, I would always meet people with the same interests at comic book shops, comic book conventions, pop culture events and even in forums on the web but there was no web portal to support those interests. I know first-hand the difficulty of finding dates when your interests are a bit eccentric or unconventional so I wanted to create a place where those not-so-common interests could be shared in the context of looking for love.
How does the site work?
Right now it’s just a basic dating site. It is free for anyone to join and set up a profile with images, videos, interests and more. If you see someone of interest, you can send them a message to their email. As the site grows, I have plans to expand the platform to include live chat, video posting and more organic features like widgets modules to personalize user profiles.
It’s a dating site for Black Nerds. To my knowledge, there is no other site that caters to black nerds or that provides the type of content related to black nerd lifestyles and interests.
Why is BlackNerdDating an important addition to the online dating industry?
BlackNerd Dating is important for a number of reasons. For starters, black nerds now have a place where they can socialize with other black nerds about things that interest black nerds. Secondly, BlackNerdDating will help change the stigma attached to the word nerd. Nerds are a diverse group of people with their own brand of “swagga” that are just a cool, sexy, thuggish, intelligent and geeky as anyone else. Last, BlackNerdDating will help to usher the age of the black nerd and the realization that nerdy is the new cool!
How long has the site been around? Growth?
BlackNerdDating has been around for about 6 months now and we have approximately 100 members from all over the US and a few from Africa – with no advertising or marketing campaign. I am currently in the process of completing a marketing and advertising campaign for an official launch but we are fully operational.
What type of people are attracted to BlackNerdDating?
Nerds come in all forms and those that come to BlackNerdDating represent more than just your traditional comic book fans or the Anime fanatics, we also have your Ancient Egypt history nerd, or the Conspiracy Theory nerd, or the African Spirituality nerd.
Unfortunately I haven’t got any stories….yet.
Well this is BlackNerdDating 1.0. I’m in the process of finalizing marketing, advertising and content strategies for an official launch in early 2013.
I’d also like to take this time to plug my other website www.Africomics.com; a comic book portal dedicated to showcasing comic books, sci-fi, and fantasy works created by and/or starring people of African Descent.