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Nerd speed dating show


In the two special episodes that aired TLC is currently testing the show for a potential seriesviewers were treated to the personal tales of a handful of the individuals that make the pilgrimage to Comic Con each year — many of them sadly single.

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When the costumed Trekkies, Potterphiles, and Iron Men came into the convention center, you could see why: It was "Nerd speed dating show" too much fandom for most people to take. The show was set up so viewers would root for these socially awkward people to find love — and I did. In the first of the two episodes Nerd speed dating show were introduced to Sal, a year-old who works at GameStop and loves Iron Man. Also at the event was Kelly, a Harry Potter enthusiast who showed the cameras her Potter bedroom shrine.

A little intense, sure, but Kelly definitely came across as a sweet, likable, slightly awkward lady who I was definitely rooting for and not just because Potter is my fandom of choice.

At the event, Kelly was totally crushing on Iron Man, but Iron Man proved to be quite the hot commodity. Turns out Robert Downey Jr.

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Sal hit it off with Mary, a fellow nerd who volunteered that she was wearing Iron Man underwear. Even by Con standards, he was pretty extreme. The event worked like standard speed-dating, with 30 three-minute dates.

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Afterwards, you rank who you liked, and any matches got a second meet-up. Despite some heavy Chewbacca flirting with one seemingly interested young lady, Gerald left alone. Kelly lost out on Iron Nerd speed dating show to Mary, but did go on a date with one of her other matches.

Despite the sadness of watching some of the geeks walk away alone What can I say?

To me, here is where the show justified its existence and showed why Sci-Fi speed-dating was a fantastic idea: Watching them excitedly discuss specific fandoms — Trek vs. Warsthe intricacies of the Iron Man costume, rereading Half-Blood Prince — as their first date topics, Nerd speed dating show realized why nerds almost have to date other nerds.

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