Gk2gk is aimed at anyone who is a self-professed geek, dork and/or nerd! If you’re a little bit out of the box, love your differences and all your geeky hobbies, and are looking for someone who feels the same, this is your one stop shop. From Doctor Who fans to fluent Klingon speakers, this is a great place to meet chat and mingle with likeminded people. We love the keyword search which helps you hone in on the right singles, as well as the fun and simple Mingle tool which lets you browse through eligible singles at the click of a button or the swipe of a screen.
One great feature is the ability to describe what you’re looking for in a date and a match. This means that your suggestions from the site will be a lot better, and other users can see if they fit your interests too. Head to the Mingle tab to see some suggestions and make them better by playing the fun Q and A game. This helps the site learn what you’re about, and includes geek-centric questions such as: If you were a Big Bang Theory Character-which would you be? And: Where would you go in a time machine? They also include questions about your area, which make it easy to make a date with a potential match.
You can use the speech bubble sign on a profile as a way to note that this member can be messaged for free. This is a great way of trying out the inbox and chat tool before signing up to a subscription. You can also send out Mega Blasts which send flirts to more than one member at once. We would love to see some more geek friendly features such as community forums, geeky photo contests or geek specific chat rooms.
Signing up to gk2gk doesn’t take long at all, so it’s great for those who are looking to get started with online dating quickly and easily. Simply enter your location and age, as well as choosing a username and a password. You’ll need a valid email address to sign in with, as gk2gk doesn’t support social media sign up. You’ll be redirected to a page to start filling in your profile. Here you can include elements of your physical appearance such as eye and hair color, and body type. You can also include information like your faith, education and employment. These are great for other users to see at a glance some basic facts about you. Give yourself a tag to describe how you see yourself, from gamer to sporty. Geeky is of course, high on the list!
Don’t forget to upload a few photos to show people what you look like. Try choosing one with friends, or doing a hobby you love. Profiles without photos are unlikely to get a lot of attention.
The whole site could feel a lot safer, as there is no email verification or any other kind of verification tool to make sure you are speaking to who they say they are. There are also no safety tips on the site to give some foundation in keeping yourself and your identity protected on or offline. We always recommend moving slowly online, from inbox messaging to instant chat, and then try a voice or webcam call before making an offline meet. Never give out financial information or anything sensitive. We’d love to see gk2gk provide some of this information in the future, too.
Once you’re ready to unlock all the features of the site, you’ll need to sign up for a paid subscription. These are really straightforward, and get cheaper the longer you sign up for. One-month trial membership is the most expensive, and is $34.95. 3 months reduces the cost to $23.32 per month, and the most popular option is 6 months for $16.66 per month. If you want to make a longer commitment for the most reasonable price, you can sign up for a whole year for only $11.66 per month. Payment is secure and will be taken in a one off payment amount.
From the moment you land on the home page, gk2gk is really simple to use. The sign up is step by step, and takes a few minutes, and everything you need is available from the home page. This includes browsing local singles, your messages, the Mingle tool, and your own profile. You can also find your account settings from the top right hand corner. If you need to upgrade your account, this is found at the top of the page on a green additional toolbar. Quick links can be found on the left hand side of the page, including a link to the contact us page, which has a contact form to fill in, as well as a support section with FAQs and a search bar too.
One of the best things about gk2gk is their search tool. As well as all the usual profile filters such as age, location, appearance and lifestyle, they also have a number of one-click search options. These include who is closest to your ideal match, who lives near you, who is active on the site, and who is online right now for chatting. You can search by username if you’re looking for someone specific, and you can also use the keyword search.
We would recommend using the keyword search to try to narrow down the geeky attributes, as there aren’t a lot of geek-specific filters here.
Despite there not being many geek-friendly features, this is a great place for all self-professed dorks and nerds to unite and find one another. The keyword search is really useful, and you can use the profile tools to your advantage by answering lots of fun and nerdy questions. Brush up on your hobbit terminology and head straight to sign up!