You create a tagline, and have an area to describe yourself and who you are looking for. You also describe which fantasy character you identify most with, describe your “Geekdom” in a paragraph, and select non-geek things you are into such as performing arts or cooking. You’re next directed to an area to upload a profile, which is optional, and then land on a page that requests you check your inbox and click on a special link emailed to you to complete your sign-up. Until you click on that link, you are blocked from all areas of the site, but the email comes in a few minutes so it just requires a little patience.
Credits are what you use to personalize your online dating experience and using them gives you access to features such as speed dating events and sending messages
To sign-in to SoulGeek after creating a profile, head over to SoulGeek and click on the menu item titled Sign-In, which is second to the left. You’ll land on a sign-in page in which you enter your username and password to sign in.
The homepage of SoulGeek is called “The Bridge” and it’s where you’ll find relevant links to all areas of the online dating site. From here you can begin to discover others based on categories they are grouped in, such as My Matches, My Neighbors, Who Scanned Me, Birthdays, and New SoulGeeks. You have the option to go in and create your own groups as well, to keep profiles you find organized the way you want.
You may also choose to discover others through additional areas of the site such as the quick search, advanced search, username search, or keyword search, by browsing members, or member-uploaded photos, music, and videos, by exploring blogs and forums, or by joining the chatroom. The advanced search is by far the easiest way to discover exactly the type of members you like and allows you to filter by various profile fields such as interests, lingos, style, ethnicity, and more. Throughout nearly every page of the site you are prompted to view featured members, which is a handpicked list of users. No matter where you are on the site, you can also edit your profile and add to different site section with your own photos, blogs, forums, videos, and events at any time.
When you discover others through groups or searching, you’ll see members listed in profile preview cards that contains their username, profile picture, last activity date, location, and the first few lines of their “about me” section in their profile. From this preview you can instantly send a virtual gift, follow, bookmark, send a friend request, or block. If you want to learn more about that member, you can click on their profile picture to gain access to their full profile. Profiles are rather extensive, containing all sign-up info, such as the essentials and specs fields, as well as additional profile pictures, albums, videos, events, and gifts that member has received. When viewing each profile you can create a note about that profile for your eyes only or leave a comment on the profile for all to see. You can also directly message that member, with the option to add links and emoticons to your message, or send that profile to a friend. If sending a message is too direct for your liking, you can show interest in others by commenting on photos, rating music on a one-through-five star scale, commenting on or rating videos and blogs, or adding a comment to a forum.
There are a handful of other nerd-friendly features on the site including games, muses, and digital currency. On-site games include Donkey Kong and Pac-Man, while the Muses is a weekly web series where a trio of geek girls discuss all-things related to geek dating. Credits on the site are earned and used based on your activity. For example, logging in daily gives you one credit, while participating in the chat section uses five credits. If earning them takes too much time, you may also purchase credits with very reasonable package options of 200 credits for $5 or 425 credits for $10.