The poor economy hasn't seemed to hit niche dating sites
, and one of the fastest growing niches is for nerds. Chicago based Nerds at Heart
holds events where nerds gather to socialize and shout out trivia, flirt over a game of Risk, or compare notes on AP exams. Last year the top five niche dating categories gained market share, while general matchmaking sites stayed about the same. Just remember, no matter how socially awkward you are, there is someone just as awkward who would like a hug.