Mike Stephen (in for Nick Digilio) speaks with Bathsheba Birman, founder of Nerds at Heart, the world's first company to host dating events for self-identified "nerds". Nerds at Heart events encourage "smart singles" to make connections in a low-pressure environment. http://tribwgnam.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/1127nerdsatheart.mp3
A unique dating service is helping nerds find their love match in the Twin Cities.
While the word "nerd" has a negative connotation, it's hip to be square at one social gathering.
Looking for Mr. or Ms. Right Brain? Brainiac singles nerded-out Monday night at the Bulldog NE over a happy-hour drinks and some trivia questions like, "What was Revenge of the Nerds 4 called? "Nerds in Love" of course!
Gabrial Canada and Liz Stolz discuss the upcoming Nerds at Heart gathering on Sept. 26 at Pure Eatery.
Credit the recession for staycations and bringing us more game-night parties at home. But also give it a shout for spurring more first dates. Economic woes, it seems, unleash something practically primal in many of us who find ourselves without a partner: a hard-wired desire for companionship.
Julia Borcherts is cofounder of Nerds at Heart. One day in 2006, my friend Bathsheba and I were talking about some friends whose speed-dating experiences had left them feeling a little smarmy about having to "sell" themselves as a prospect during three-minute interviews with strangers.
When it comes to finding love it's about location, location, location. Or maybe it's being with right crowd that shares your similar interests.