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12/16/2011 04:08 pm ET

'Geek Love' Exclusive: Sci-Fi Speed Dating With the Self-Proclaimed Geek Dr. Of Love (VIDEO)

Ryan Glitch isn't just a proud geek; he's a geek on a mission to help all of his fellow geeks find love.

TLC's new series "Geek Love" (premieres with back-to-back episodes on Sun., Dec. 18, 9 p.m. ET) follows Glitch, the self-proclaimed "Geek Dr. Of Love," as he runs sci-fi speed dating events at geek meccas like Comic-Con each year. (Fun fact: He met his girlfriend at one of his own sessions.)

The ratio of geekdom is high at Comic-Con -- which is commonly referred to as the "Geek Super Bowl" or "Nerd Prom" -- making it the perfect place to meet someone like-minded. "Your odds of finding somebody are good," Glitch says. "But the goods are kind of odd."

We've got an exclusive sneak peek at this sweet new show, which will feature plenty of characters (in costumes, no less). There's Gerald, nicknamed Chewie, who uses his Wookie mating call to impress the ladies; J.C., a "Star Wars" super fan whose Boba Fett costume cost him over $3,000; and Sal, dressed as Iron Man, who only has one question for Ryan: "Is this going to be epic?"

Hey, geeks and nerds need love, too.

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