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Good morning, all. Welcome to Day 23 of 30 Days of Dating Advice for Intellectual Badasses. We’re still covering the brave world of online dating, and how you can maximize your online dating experience.

With online dating rapidly becoming one of the most common ways couples meet, the industry has responded and developed a truly impressive menu of online dating options. Most of you are familiar with (and probably use) Match.com or other well-known sites such as eHarmony, OkCupid, or Plenty of Fish. These sites are useful due to their sheer size, which increases your options.

However, these are general sites. They’re designed for anyone and everyone who wants to date online. There are also more specialized dating sites that cater to specific groups of people. These are referred to as niche sites. They have niche sites that cater to specific religions, specific ethnicities, and specific hobbies or lifestyle choices. And, they have niche sites that cater to Intellectual Badasses.

If online dating is the primary way you date, an effective strategy can be to join both a large general dating site and one niche site to maximize your options.

The following includes a list of niche dating sites for IBs. Because Intellectual Badasses are a heterogeneous group of individuals, this list contains a variety of different options. See if one appeals to you. Also, note that this is simply a list of what’s possible, not a recommendation list. I haven’t tried these sites. There are a couple I would definitely try if I were single. So try them for me and report back to us!


For Scientists

Science Connection

Scientific Singles


For Techies


Geek 2 Geek

Nerd Passions


For Brainy Types

Right Stuff Dating

Brainiac Dating


For Nerds (i.e. those who love of sci-fi, fantasy, gaming, etc)

Soul Geek

Nerd Passions

Trek Passions

Vampire Passions

Date Craft


For Literary Types and Book Lovers


Reading Passions