The waiting list for membership to a D.C. meetup group called “Geeks & Nerds” is currently more than 1,000 people long. At the monthly “Nerd Nite DC,” hundreds come together to drink while discussing topics such as chess strategy or the Higgs particle. And wonks gather almost nightly at bar trivia nights across the city to answer obscure questions on varied topics, including politics, science or literature. But does the city’s political class also date nerdy?
Research shared with Whispers by several dating companies suggests it does.
How About We, a dating service that plans outings for its users, says it has found board games to be a favored date in D.C. (Yes, there is a Settlers of Catan Google group for Washington.) Washingtonians also love educational outings, such as learning how to make beer or sushi, or to learn to salsa dance, according to the service. And How About We says Washington sees the second highest number of cultural dates in the country (New York comes first), with the International Spy Museum one of the most popular destinations.