Freshen Up Your Dating Profile For the Holidays


The holiday season is upon us! Are you about to shove your dating life to the "Do Right in 2011" list? Don't do it; try this first. Change just a few lines of your dating profile and you'll be amazed at the new life it breathes into your online dating experience. Why It Works Most singles skimming their online dating site are doing just that - skimming. The good thing about skimming is that you can read a lot in a short amount of time. This is great for the skimmer, but not the skimmed. If the … [Read more...]

+4 to Initiative: Your Geek Horoscope for December 2010


Welcome, friends, to “+4 To Initiative: Astrology for Geeks!” My name is Ryven Cedrylle and I'm still thrilled to have a column here on Geek's Dream Girl. Each month, I'll be giving you a heads-up on the upcoming planetary trends and cycles so you can make the best of all the information astrology has to offer. (Go here for last month's article!) As you read the forecasts for your sign, remember that astrology is not meant to predict some inescapable destiny but to open up opportunities where … [Read more...]

GDG Gift Guide: “Help! I’m Dating a Gamer & Need Gift Ideas!”


Does your significant other love RPGs but you can't tell a gnome from a dwarf? Let us help you delight them. Here are some gift ideas for the roleplaying gamer in your life. Geeky Clean Soap My boyfriend and I have been using Geeky Clean soaps exclusively for the past six months and love, love, love them. They're handmade by the lovely Jess, who we met at GenCon. She's passionate about soap and geeks and it shows in the creative and fun soap designs. For the RPG geek, many Geeky Clean soaps … [Read more...]

A Loaf of Bread, a Jug of Wine, & Thou: Romance & Food


As I write these words, I'm recovering from a delightful Thanksgiving dinner. Rather than just succumb to a tryptophan-induced coma while watching "The Wiz," I pulled myself up out of my club chair, poured myself another mug of apple cider, and sat down to do some typing. As I did so, I mused on the old saying ,"The shortest way to a man's heart is through his stomach." Food has certainly played a part in many memorable times for me, and it seemed only fitting that it be the subject of an … [Read more...]

Black Friday Sale – Up to $100 Off Dating Profile Writing Services


Happy Black Friday, geek friends! For THIS WEEKEND ONLY, use code ONYX2010 to get $25 off the Silver Package or code EBONY2010 for $100 off the Gold Package. Click here for details on the Silver Package and to order. Click here for details on our Gold Package and to order. Not ready for a whole dating profile? Just want to dip your toe in the water and get some exclusive dating tips & tricks delivered to your inbox once a month? Use code OBSIDIAN2010 to get half off … [Read more...]

Things All Geeks Should Be Thankful For


It’s Thanksgiving Day here in the U.S., and as is the purpose of the holiday, I like to take a little time each year to reflect on what I’m thankful for. Before anyone rolls their eyes and says, “Must be nice…I don’t have anything to be thankful for,” just stop. No matter how bad things seem, everyone has something to be thankful for. I could be spending today bemoaning my husband’s illness that completely ruined several months of his life and cost him his day job, the fact that I’m stuck … [Read more...]

Top 5 Thanksgiving Moments in TV and Film


For many, the November Thanksgiving weekend is considered just the kickoff celebration for the Shopping Season, the start of the holidays.  Perhaps because it's become so linked with the rest of the winter holidays (and it's a  US-specific holiday, after all), it somewhat lacks its own identity  in movies and TV.  Indeed, while some TV shows will churn out holiday specials for everything from Arbor Day to Halloween, there aren't many that want to take on Thanksgiving - and perhaps they don't … [Read more...]

E’s Con Travels: Neoncon 2010 Wrap-up


Earlier this month, I went time-traveling. Three hours into the past, to the fantastic and crazy theme park that is Las Vegas, Nevada. I was invited to be a Guest at NeonCon and had heard good things about Neoncon 2009, so decided to add another convention to my 2010 schedule. Why not, right? Here are some of the things I enjoyed at Neoncon 2010: Smaller con = more opportunities If big cons like Origins or GenCon aren't your vibe, you might like Neoncon. Everything for the con is in the … [Read more...]

All I Needed to Know About Japanese Food, I Learned from Ranma ½

anime food spread

One of the great things about living in Vancouver is the sheer wealth of Japanese restaurants we have here. You can’t go a block without at least two sushi places ready to fill you with rice and raw fish. However, as anyone who has been to Japan will tell you, sushi is actually just one dish in a culture filled with cool and unusual tasties. In fact, when I was living in Japan, I probably only had sushi once every few months or so; the rest of the time I was gorging myself on the other treats … [Read more...]

Urban Tribes & Orphan Thanksgiving: Family Is What You Make of It


Sometime back, I read a book called “Urban Tribes” by Ethan Watters. The book had a profound effect on me, and I came to realize that it was very relevant to my living situation. In a nutshell, the book is about the development of social circles, comparing the more family oriented circles of the past with the more friend oriented circles of the present. In the past, the book posits, a person was expected to finish school, get a job, get married, and raise a family, pretty much in that order and … [Read more...]