Join us for another unique Nerd Nite Orlando as we host the first ever nerdy speed dating event in Orlando followed by two talks on the realities of online relationships and the science of sexual subcultures. Saint Valentine would be proud…ok, maybe not.

Nerd Nite Orlando is an evening of entertaining yet thought-provoking talks across many disciplines – all while the audience drinks along in a casual bar atmosphere. Speakers present for 20-25 minutes each on a fascinating subject of their choice, often in an uncanny and unconventional way.

It’s like the Discovery Channel – with beer! Come meet up, drink, and learn something new!


Thursday, February 13th
Nerdy Speed Dating 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Talks 8:00pm – 9:30pm
Stardust Video and Coffee, 1842 E. Winter Park Rd. Winter Park, FL 32803.


Nerdy Speed Dating

Nerd Nite Orlando: Presents Nerdy Speed Dating!

Join us as we host the first ever speed dating event in Orlando targeted exclusively to nerdy singles looking for love! Come and meet new people, have spirited conversations, and maybe start something special 🙂


Who: Single fans of Nerd Nite. Interesting, curious, thoughtful and intelligent people!

When: Doors at 6:00, Half an hour for pre-mingling/liquid courage, and then the event begins at 6:30. Please be prompt!

What: Well, it’s speed dating. Couples will be paired off for short and sweet conversations. The whole dating event is expected to take an hour to an hour and 15 minutes. You’ll keep a list of who you’re into, and turn those lists into your hosts at the end of the evening. If someone you’re interested in also expressed interest in you, we’ll give you each other’s email addresses. The rest is up to you. Go get em!

How: Once you sign-up you will receive an email to buy your ticket for $10. You must buy your ticket to be confirmed! Unlike our normally free Nerd Nites we are charging so that we can send a lucky couple or 2 on a follow-on date as well as raise some much needed funds for future events.

We have limited spots that will be filled on a first come first serve basis so don’t wait!

Sign-up Here!



“Virtual Virgins: The Realities of Online Relationships” by Pamala Clift

Remember a time before cellphones and the internet were a part of our daily lives? Well, neither do we (that’s our story and we’re sticking to it)! Over the last few decades, human interaction has become increasingly dependent on technology. A shift that has created a new set of uncertainties in our love lives. What is reality in a digitized world? Can love exist online? What are the implications for real life relationships? In this talk, Pamala will answer these questions and more as well as provide methods for establishing and maintaining your own virtual relationships.

Pamala Clift is a well-known expert on human and computer interface psychology. She blogs about and researches social media and gaming to understand how people relate in the digital world. She is the founder of the international organization known as “The Roadside Philosophers” which has been meeting bi-weekly for several years in the virtual world of Second Life. She is the owner of Virtual Handhold, LLC as well as the author of “Virgin’s Handbook on Virtual Relationships.” More information about her company and book can be found online at


“Whips n’ Chains n’ Dirty Names: Algolagnia and the Science of Sexual Subcultures” by Karis Tindell

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but chains and whips excite me!”…Algolagnics (al-guh-lag-nicks), members of the BDsM and Leather Lifestyles subculture, would unabashedly agree! But what is it about this erotic minority that makes other people turn 50 Shades of Flushed? Could atypical sexual exploration be the final psychological frontier? Here a female lifestyle submissive will dispel misconceptions about fetish-based relationships, explain the psychology of “deviant” arousal, give a hot bondage lesson, and use science to redefine what it means to be kinky.

Karis Tindell serves as a liaison for The Woodshed Orlando, Central Florida’s kinky community center, and founder of the Orlando Power Exchange Network or “O.P.E.N.” O.P.E.N. is a youth-oriented group (ages 18-35) that serves as an outlet for the fun, safe, sane, and consensual exploration of alternative, sex/kink-positive lifestyles within the local community. When she is not working she can be found refining her cooking skills, expanding her knowledge base, and planning for the inevitable zombie apocalypse.