Even Geeks Need Love!
Dating's never easy, but try dating in a Darth Vader mask or Wonder Woman ensemble. Now meet nerd-tastic Ryan Giltch, founder of Sci-Fi Speed Dating, who will bring viewers into the fun, quirky and sometimes bizarre world of geek-focused speed dating on TLC's new special GEEK LOVE.
Glitch sets up speed dating at events like Comic-Con, bringing like-minded people together to embrace their quirkiness and find love. When comic and sci-fi fans can't find someone to share their passion, they turn to Glitch. Viewers will get an insider's look at the stories behind the daters and witness their journey throughout the speed dating session at New York's Comic-Con. Check out the Sci-Fi Speed Dating Photo Galllery.
Episode 1: Let Your Geek Flag Fly - Tune in 12/18 @ 9/8c
Sal - A 23 year-old video game store employee, dressed as Iron Man for Comic-Con. He has been in love once before but with bad results.
What Happened After the Show: Sal and Mary are in touch and text often. They've talked about her traveling to upstate New York or him coming back to the city to see her, but haven't found the time yet.
Kelly - 23 year-old self-proclaimed nerd and huge Harry Potter fan, makes bad first impressions but wants a chance to make a second one.
What Happened After the Show: Kelly and Daniel went on 2 more dates after filming and are trying to make plans to go out again.
Gerald - 32 year-old Star Wars fan, nicknamed Chewie and hoping his Wookie mating call will impress the ladies.
What Happened After the Show: After he left NY Comic-Con alone, Gerald was contacted by Wonder Woman via email. They email regularly. At the moment they are friends, but Gerald's somewhat hopeful, "You never know down the line!"
Episode 2: Never Been Dated - Tune in 12/18 @ 9:30/8:30c
Allison - 22 year-old Star Wars fan, dressed as a Mandalorian (from Star Wars) for Comic-Con. She has never been on a date.
J.C. - 30 year-old hardcore Star Wars fan, costuming as Boba Fett for Comic-Con. If you're not a fan of Star Wars, it's a "deal breaker" for him.
What Happened After the Show: Allison and JC have maintained contact through email and Facebook, but they have not gone on another date yet.
Anna - 22 year-old fan of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – her favorite is Michelangelo. She dressed as Robin for Comic-Con which she attended with her mother.
What Happened After the Show: Anna and David live four hours apart so they haven't seen each other since the Comic-Con, but she thinks he's very nice. They talk online a lot and sometimes do web chats.