The relationship status area has a special note that specifically bans any type of cheating status, including swinging

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The relationship status area has a special note that specifically bans any type of cheating status, including swinging

  • Most activities and features cost “credits” or require a premium plan
  • No mobile app
  • Outdated interface and non-cohesive design

Editor’s Summary

If you’re a fan of sci-fi, horror, fantasy, animation, anime, and comics, you’ll find a home at SoulGeek, the nerd- and geek-focused dating site that meets all your unique cravings as it matches you with others who identify as geeks. With a name that’s a play on the word “soulmate,” the niche dating site isn’t just geek-themed, it also incorporates geek culture into almost every aspect of its user experience. Members complete a carefully crafted sign-up form to express their geek traits, such as styles and interests, and SoulGeek runs weekly auto-scans to match users based on this information. Beyond scans, the site provides a slower-than-normal experience that’s more similar to a 2010 MySpace for geeks rather than a dating site, yet it does provide an impressive, if not creative amount of sections for members to interact and express themselves.

Various aspects of the dating site are put in place simply to pique geek interest and let anyone who identifies as a geek express him or herself. Profile fields are fun as well as informative with preset answer choices such as “two hearts” for body features and “Evil Garden Gnome” for pet. There are also various open-ended sections to write out your geek mindset, as well as areas to show off your vivid imagination as you identify and explain your favorite character, or the character most similar to you, and state what your secondary or “dream” car would be. Members can also add various photos, videos, blogs, and even music to draw attention and make connections.

Discovering others on the site is mostly done by browsing groups of members, such as New SoulGeeks, or by searching with basic, advanced, keyword, and username searches. Because profiles are filled out so extensively, thanks to the sign-up process, the advanced search works quite well to really filter out profiles that don’t match your preferences and key in on those that have similar interest as you. When you find profiles you like, you can write private notes to yourself about that profile, or express interest by following, friending, sending gifts, or sending messages.

Over the last 6 months, SoulGeek has attracted an average of 660,170 visitors per month on desktop and mobile web, with over three fourths of all visitors coming from the United States, followed by Canada and Switzerland. The site does not use any paid search and visitors find the site organically with keywords such as “geek dating” and “comic book dating.”

SoulGeek does what it advertises and caters to geek culture through its site sections, user interface, matching features, and language. The site looks like you’re in an Anime film or video game and allows members to feel like players, taking on any geek identity they see fit. To get the most out of the site a premium plan is best, but these plans don’t set you back too much and you can always cut back on costs even further by simply keeping your free account and purchasing credits as needed. If you’re looking for a platform where geekiness is not only accepted but actually encouraged — and even viewed as attractive, SoulGeek is well worth checking out.

Sign-Up & Login Process

SoulGeek has a multi-step signup process that gathers your basic information, gives the site some insight into the type of geek you are, and confirms your email. The first step consists of three sections: The Essentials, Specs, and In A Nutshell. The Essentials section collects general information such as email, birthday, country, and relationship status and allows you to create a SoulGeek username and password, as well as tell the site who you are (Fan-Gal or Fan-Guy) and who you are looking to meet. Also in the Essential section: you need to agree to the SoulGeek terms of service, privacy policy, and safe dating tips.