What is SoulGeek and who is it for?
SoulGeek is a legit international geek dating site that was created by
voice-over actor Dino Andrade after his wife passed away - awww! After he had
reconnected with his highschool sweetheart, the couple were in line for a
Battlestar Galactica event when they heard a girl say "I hope I can find a Geek
of my own here.”
It was these words that inspired him to create a dating platform by geeks for
geeks (referred to as fan girls and fan guys) on June 20th, 2007 and he
dedicated SoulGeek in his late wife's honor.
If you’re someone who is fully embracing their geekiness (like me!) you’ll
probably enjoy this dating site – even if you’re not looking for a romantic
partner and just a friend or geek “soulmate.”
Who SoulGeek is for:
✔️Singles looking for relationships with those interested in all aspects of
geekery - comics, games, anime, collectibles, and more!
✔️People with similar interests looking for friendship or a non-romantic
✔️Couples looking for other singles or couples. (They mention that “swinging” or
“cheating” isn’t allowed, but they have options for polyamorous couples.)
✔️People looking for a free dating site.
Who SoulGeek isn’t for:
✖️Singles looking for casual flings.
✖️People who are only marginally interested in these topics.
✖️Swingers or those looking to cheat on a partner.
✖️Privacy conscious people - you’re pulled into the public (not logged in)
search by default unless you make your profile available to friends only.
How does SoulGeek.com work?
SoulGeek is easy to use, and provides different ways to find people. Right on my
profile, I was able to look at the SoulGeek data feed to see who is new to the
site, edited their profile, or uploaded a new pic and I could leave a comment on
their pic similar to Facebook.
There’s an advanced search feature with lots of ways to narrow your search, but
if you wanna cut straight to the chase then there's a quick search to get what
you want faster. The coolest thing about how SoulGeek works is that there is an
“autoscan” feature that will scan the entire site once a week and show me my
potential matches based on my profile prefs!
What I thought was unique is you can also browse members by the latest pics
uploaded, music or videos they shared, or blog posts.
Once you find someone you’re interested in matching with on SoulGeek, you can
send them a virtual gift, follow them, send a friend request, or send them a
message. And that’s it, bbs!
Is SoulGeek legit for geek dating?
The members on SoulGeek seemed like real people, and the profiles seemed legit.
I didn't see any profiles that looked fake, but if I did, I could report them. I
was also able to block people that seemed sketchy.
As far as it’s claim to being 100% free, it is! On some SoulGeek reviews, I
noticed they mentioned paid accounts or features but tbh, I didn’t run into
when using it. Maybe there used to be paid features but the “free”
claim seems legit to me.
📝 The TL;DR on SoulGeek
When I signed up for SoulGeek, my first thought was the layout could have been
lifted from a comic book! It's super inviting with little nods to us geeks out
there. Here's what else I noticed about SoulGeek:
- SoulGeek was created by a public voice actor in 2007 to fill an existing
- Lots of ways to find matches, like videos, music, forums, blog posts, etc.
- Uses some "geeky" references such as with their pics, terms in the sign up
process, and having games to play as an added feature. It feels very authentic.
- Outdated layout, but jam packed with things to do.
- Completely free to use (but this also means it’s ad-supported, so they’re
- The profiles are extensive and help you really get to know your potential
- No app available. Boo.
- You can sign up to find friends too! It’s not just for geek dating.
Here's some questions that I had regarding SoulGeek:
How to delete SoulGeek account:
Deleting SoulGeek is a lot less
complicated than other sites. Just look for your profile pic, and underneath
your pic click on "edit profile". Then scroll all the way down past the profile
prefs until you see "delete my profile" in red - click on that link to complete
Is SoulGeek free?:
It is! To use it fully costs NOTHING AT
ALL!! Enjoy dating for free!!
What does it mean to lower/raise my shield?:
On my homepage, I
was able to hide (raise my shield) or unhide my profile (lower my shield). This
feature is a little bit buried on the site, but it's underneath the status
section on the right hand side.
Can I make my SoulGeek profile incognito?:
Not entirely, but
you can make your profile private so it’s only available for friends, and hide
your last activity time!
Does SoulGeek have a matching algorithm?:
Yes, bbs! There’s an
‘autoscan’ feature that will send you potential matches.
Is there a SoulGeek app avail to use?
As of now, there is no SoulGeek mobile app available - at least not in this
universe! I think we should channel our superpowers and try to change this.
🦹Quite possibly one of the most disappointing discoveries for my SoulGeek
review, cause ya’ girl loves an app for dating on the go.
Steps to sign up for a SoulGeek account
🐕It was fairly fast! 5 minutes unless filling out all the “custom
The signup process is a lil outdated, and there's no mobile app to download, but
you know what? I still dig the interface just because it's loaded with fun
illustrations that manage to catch my attention.
Buckle up, because we're about to get this party started!!
1. Even though there is a quick scan on the homepage to search SoulGeek without
fully signing up, I wanted the full experience, so I clicked on the "join". FYI
- it did take a few seconds or maybe even minutes before the page came up. I got
impatient the first time and clicked out of it - thinking it was maybe a glitch.
Then when I tried the second time I also hit a delay, so I waited it out and
sure enough, a full registration form appeared!
BTW, this sign up form is pretty long so I couldn't fit it all into one
screenshot. Don't be intimidated by the size though - the questions are easy and
don't take long!
The first part is your usual suspects for registering –nickname, password,
email, who I’m looking for, relationship status, country, real name, birthday,
and confirming I’m over 18!
2. Since this sign up form is all on one page, I'll break down the registration
process into steps to make it easier to follow. After filling out "the
essentials" such as my country, DOB, real name (will not be shown on my profile,
relationship status, and more, it's time to fill out the "specs". The specs
section asks questions about my body and lifestyle such as my ethnicity, body
type, style (I’m unfortunately a trendy closet geek!) etc.
I love how they throw in typical answers sprinkled with some fun ones such as
having two hearts, wearing a red cape and tights, and listing evil minions as an
3. The specs section continues on to the 3rd screenshot with more questions,
asking if I drink or not, my occupation, whether or not I have kids (lovingly
referred to as offspring, LOL) or pets, my religion, politics, and “lingo” (next
image) for what languages I speak.
4. The next section to fill out is called "In a Nutshell" which breaks down to 2
questions that were fun to answer: what I'm into, and what my other car is!
At first I was like, how is picking a fake car going to get me a date? But
really, it's there to add some personality to the profile and give you a little
peek of the person you're checking out.
5. The last section is more open ended, but I'm glad there's not too many of
these because they usually eat up a lot of time even though they’re useful when
reading someone's profile.
Here, I was able to add information about both me and who I was looking for,
like: My tagline/motto, a place to brag about how awesome I am, info about the
SoulGeek i’m looking for, if I could be any character from various worlds/genres
who would I be, plus my geeky and non-geeky stuff. Pretty extensive!
6. After I fill out the SoulGeek sign up form, it's time for me to add my pics.
This is optional, but highly recommended in order to get more views. Members
only looking for friends and not dates can use an avatar as their profile pic,
but dating members need to have at least one pic of themselves.
7. After I upload my pic, I get my first look at the main feed.
My take on the sign up process is that while it looks intimidating at first, it
really doesn't take much time at all. Most of the questions are just checking
boxes, so it doesn't take as long as forms that require you to type most of your
answers. The only thing that lacked was the variety of sexual orientation
options. I could search for both men and a woman, but I could only identify as a
female or male.
Main feed for SoulGeek.com (aka, Main Console)
The main feed is where I see a giant announcement that there is going to be a
SoulGeek upgrade coming soon - awesome! My screenshot only catches a glimpse of
what the main feed (here, it's a main console) looks like, but it's packed with
I’m able to,
- View my profile.
- Search for other SoulGeeks.
- View members and photos.
- See what’s being shared for music, video and blogs.
- View forums.
- Use the chat.
- Manage my preferences.
- Play SoulGeek games!
- View featured SoulGeeks.
- See my “Bridge” where it displays matches, bookmarks, friends, neighbors,
who has scanned me, speed dating profiles, mailbox, who I’ve blocked, birthdays,
new SoulGeeks, and groups I’ve created.
- Member statuses.
- A SoulGeek feed to see what members are up to.
- My friend’s latest activities.
- My gifts.
- Search scan for finding members.
- A box to invite my friends!
- Manage my profile, music/video/audio/image banks and blog.
There’s a lot to do here on the main console, but it’s arranged in a way that’s
pretty intuitive. The only thing I had trouble finding was my account
preferences because I overlooked the little nav bar under the main one!
What are the SoulGeek profiles like?
The SoulGeek profiles have a lot going on, but are great to know more about your
potential match (or friend) beyond surface level. All of the information I had
to fill out while signing up is also displayed on people’s profiles.
On the profile itself I was able to:
- Send a virtual gift.
- Follow, bookmark, and add someone as a friend.
- Block or report the person.
- Send a message.
- Forward the profile to another person.
- View their pics and photo albums.
- See the virtual gifts they've received.
- View all of their responses to the same questions I had to answer during the
sign up process.
- Know if the person was online now.
- Add private notes about them! 👀
Searching for matches on SoulGeek
Can search manually or get delivered matches via
The search capabilities on SoulGeek are very extensive! I was able to be as
general or as specific as I wanted to with my search. If I don't feel like using
the advanced search, I can also search by clicking on the pics and member tabs,
as well as who scanned me.
With the search capabilities, I was able to search for pretty much everything I
answered during the signup process and more, including:
- Who the person is looking for.
- Their status.
- Filter by online only or pics only.
- Age range.
- Body type (aka, their Life Form)
- Their style.
- All other profile options (religion, politics, etc).
- Being able to save searches! Woohoo.
Is the SoulGeek dating site free to use?
Yes! SoulGeek really is 100% free to use!!! Yasss.
Free vs. paid membership for
Usually dating sites have a free version and some sort of membership where you
pay for special features or a monthly plan. SoulGeek only has a free
subscription so we can geek out all we want! I was able to click on the "support
us" tab to donate - any amount is appreciated to keep the site alive!
Features of free membership for SoulGeek
As I mentioned above, SoulGeek is 100% free to use! It's like finding the
unicorn of dating sites!
Here's what I was able to do for nothing at all:
- Access the forums - post and read others' posts.
- Add my profile to the "hot geeks" list.
- Upload music and listen to music that other people upload.
- Get sent a weekly list of members to check out thanks to SoulGeek's
- Upload pics and vids.
- Check out blogs.
- Use the chatroom (even though you can’t tell what day something is posted
on, so I wasn’t sure how active the rooms were…)
- Create an event.
- Invite my friends to join SoulGeek.
- Hide/unhide profile.
- Play games.
Features & cost of paid membership for SoulGeek
Normally, this is where I'd tell you what cool features or plans you can access
by throwing down some cash, but SoulGeek believes in an equal playing field
where everyone can access everything for nothing! If you're liking what you see,
you may want to consider donating to the site by clicking on "Support Us.”
What sets SoulGeek apart?
Everyone loves to feel like they found the best dating site, and usually that
depends on what extras the site offers.
Here's what made SoulGeek shine above the others:
- Completely free to use.
- Advanced search filters.
- Safe dating tips.
- Lots of ways to interact - chat rooms, forums, and blogs.
- Can listen to music that other people are listening to and can upload my
fave songs as well!
- The Autoscan feature scans the whole website for potential matches and sends
the results once a week.
- You can play games on SoulGeek such as Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Super Mario
Bros. Crossover, etc.
- I can “raise my shield” if I feel like hiding my profile.
- Being able to disable the IM button.
Pros and cons of SoulGeek
Finding the right dating app is kinda like dating itself - you gotta test out a
few duds before you find the one that you like! Well, it's fair to say that I
have PLENTY of practice when it comes to dating apps and dating IRL, so I know a
good app when I see one!
Though, most things are too good to be true (womp womp!) so I made a list of
pros and cons so you can decide for yourself if SoulGeek is the hero or villain.
👍Pros - what I liked about SoulGeek
SoulGeek has a lot of great things to like about it, with plenty of room for
Here's what else I enjoyed while using it and working on my Soul Geek review:
- It was truly free! No bait and switch by sliding in some features you have
to pay for eventually.
- They have a cool Autoscan feature that scopes out the whole dating site
weekly to find a match.
- Lots of options for exploring/discovering new features and people.
- Users can get creative with their profiles and have different ways to
- Being able to report spammers/harassers.
- I liked being able to turn off my IM button so others couldn’t message me,
and being able to set my profile to private (for friends) if I needed a break.
- The niche aspects - a true geek dating website!
👎Cons - what I didn't like about SoulGeek
How can you not like a dating app with a name like "SoulGeek"?! While I hate to
be the bearer of bad news, I'd be doing a disservice to you all if I didn't
share EVERYTHING…so here are some of the cons I discovered during my
- There's no mobile app avail! 😭
- The user interface needs to be updated.
- Response rate is pretty slow - I messaged 10 people in a day and didn't get
any responses back 🙁
- The site lagged A LOT. It took awhile and multiple attempts before I was
fully signed up because the server was going sooo slow.
- Profile descriptions of other users were cut off so I had to base the full
description off of context.
Final thoughts for my SoulGeek review
SoulGeek was really fun to use, despite not having a mobile app! The site was
quirky with lots of different ways to show my creative side. I found this to be
one of the more interesting interactive dating sites out there with unique
features like sharing music and videos, but with all of the different ways to
meet someone, I met absolutely no one despite my multiple attempts! The good
news is, very little spam and no creepy/unwelcome messages (or pics) sent to me.
There are active users here – for example, over about 2 weeks I had 7 people
message me and 5 gifts sent my way, but it was next to impossible if I was
reaching out to others.
If you’re looking for a geek dating site, there’s no harm in trying this one out
because it’s free, but the likelihood of actually meeting someone seems unless
you want to dedicate a lot of time here!
If you’re looking for similar sites, here are more gamer or geek dating sites
I’ve tried out: