I was contacted somewhat recently and informed about a very unique dating website. What makes this website so different from the dozens of others that are out there? Well, it caters to anime fans specifically.
Fans of anime are often categorized as loners by nature. I know of some who were able to marathon shows for over 10 hours. I, myself, have never been able to pull of such a feat, so hats off to them.
Impressive as it is, it doesn't really lend itself to dating, and that's where maiotaku comes into play. It's a website that allows anime fans to find others, share their interests and, hopefully, make a meaningful connection.
This isn't the first dating website to cater to the geek community. Geek2Geek also attempts to help geeks find love. As geekdom is something of a niche as it is, it was gutsy to try to make a dating website to cater to a niche within a niche. It seems to have paid off as the site boasts over 20,000 users (real human ones too!).
Speaking of Geek2Geek, this site seems to boast a similar business model as you can sign up for free to get a small sample of what the site offers, but need to pay money to sign up for more advanced plans that allow users to access more of what the site has to offer.
Whether you're looking for someone to curl up with you on the couch to watch "Death Note" or just looking to expand your social circle, maiotaku may be a site that you'll want to check out.
Edit: After browsing the site, I was under the impression that the free membership only allowed for basic features. I've been informed that this isn't the case. True, there is a premium membership, but the free membership allows you to communicate with others and operate within the community, no problem. Apologies for the misconception.