TLC has been producing a series of reality shows exploring “personal stories,” and next month the network will be exploring geek dating, particularly speed dating at geek conventions. Here’s your first look at the episode “Geek Love” which will air in two back-to-back 30-minute installments on December 18th.
Here’s the promo for TLC’s “Geek Love” special:
Dating’s never easy, but try dating in a Darth Vader mask or Wonder Woman ensemble. Now meet nerd-tastic Ryan Glitch, 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. Two half hour specials have been ordered and will air back to back on December 18th at 9PM (ET/PT).
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.
It’ll be interesting to see how the subject of socially inept geeks and nerds are portrayed in this. Hopefully it’ll show both their eccentricities (from the trailer, this seems to be covered) as well as their hearts and how deep down all they want is to find someone to share their interests and passion with.