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Should You Date a Nerd?

Should You Date a Nerd?The official nerdiest cities for dating was released today by With the popularity of Twitter, Facebook, and other social networking sites, being a nerd has never been more popular. While The Social Network didn’t win best picture this year, they still walked away with three Academy Awards to their name.

Years ago, I recall my mother telling me I should date a nerd instead of the handsome men I became seriously involved with. My mother insisted that nerds would be the most loyal husbands and would be successful in business. I reflected back to some of the nerdiest guys in high school who were at the top of the class and at the bottom of the social circles. My mother is a wise women as most of these man have gone on to become super-successful.

So if you’re looking for love online, Match has come up with their list Top 10 Nerdiest cities based upon the highest educated members. It was no surprise that Sunnyvale, CA, close to the headquarters of Facebook was at the Top of the list.

So expand your geographic requirements and cast a wide net to include some of these cities. You’ll meet some interesting and smart singles guaranteed to provide you with an intellectually stimulating conversation.

  1. Sunnyvale, CA
  2. Cambridge, MA
  3. Somerville, MA
  4. Berkeley, CA
  5. Santa Clara, CA
  6. Ann Arbor, MI
  7. Boulder, CO
  8. Columbia, MD
  9. Fairfax, VA
  10. Rockville, MD

Read the full story, Top 10 Cities to Date a Nerd on

Are you dating a nerd? Has your perception of nerds improved as a result of social networking sites such as Facebook? Your comments and feedback are welcome.

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Julie Spira is a leading online dating expert. She’s the author of the bestseller, The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online. Julie creates irresistible profiles for singles on the dating scene. Visit her at for dating advice and sign up for the free ebook, The 5 secrets to Finding Love Online.

Julie Spira is America's Top Online Dating Expert. She's an award-winning dating coach who's been helping singles find love online for 25+ years. Follow @JulieSpira on IG.

2 thoughts on “Should You Date a Nerd?”

  1. Hello Julie,

    I also used to think that dating a “nerd” would be better than dating some of the “hard-bodies” I had been dating at the gym. But the fact of the matter is after trying it out…nerds can be just as relationship disfunctional as jocks. Sometimes, even more so because of the self-confidence issues many of them face from having been coined “a nerd” and treated differently in school, dating, social circles etc.

  2. Thanks for your comment Christine. There’s someone for everyone and it’s great that you have opened yourself to meeting a variety of people.

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