Friday, October 26, 2012
Blerd alert: New dating site helps self-proclaimed black nerds find love
Urkel's out, Obama's in.
Black nerds and geeks from all walks of life now have an online social hub where nerds can finally get their geek on the right way. BlackNerdDating.com is the only online social site dedicated to the dating plight of black nerds and geeks.
“It’s no secret that nerds and geeks, particularly black nerds, have specific tastes and preferences that may not fit into the today’s online social circles,” said BlackNerdDating.com creator and proud geek Keith York. “Dating is no different, which is why BlackNerdDating.com is a necessary addition to any actively dating black geek’s list of favorite sites.”
Black nerds are able to do all the things that current dating sites offer and include more “nerd” options and “geeked-out” features built around the life, interests, and trends that define the world of the black nerd, a.k.a "Blerd." In addition to being 100% free for users, BlackNerdDating.com offers Nerd Credentials, a special feature that makes matching “nerd yins” with their “geek yangs” that much easier.
Other features slated to be added in the near future include: chat and text features, live video chat, perfect date planner options, and much more. BlackNerdDating.com understands that nerds have a degree of eccentricity that is best appreciated by other geeks and now there is an online dating site that will make geeks feel at home with the matches they find and have fun in the process.
“This is the right time for BlackNerdDating.com’s twofold mission,” explained York. “One, I want black nerds to have great online dating options, but I also want to engage people’s changing perception of black nerds and geeks.”
A new day for black nerds has arisen, adds York, and he may be right. According to a recent CNN article, black geeks have traded in their Urkel-style pocket protectors for a leader-of-the-free-world swagger with President Barack Obama as their new “nerd idle.” The former stigma attached to the words nerd and geek does seem to be a little less venomous these days and rings with a more positive tone. The trends seems to follow as black geeks are now taking center stage with television shows like Key & Peele, a sketch comedy show starring Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele (two self proclaimed black nerds) that debuted on Comedy Central earlier this year.
Uncool is the new cool.
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