Single theater nerds looking for a like-minded date, look no further! The Australian dating site, Theatre Buddies is now a US import that will "change the face of dating sites, forever," or so the press release claims. It's a weighty assertion considering the site follows such predecessors in the world of niche online dating as DiaperMates, Trek Passions, and The Atlasphere, but then again theater people are not known for their modesty.
So far the site serves lovelorn drama nerds in Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and 8,500 users in the U.S., where it launched in July of this year. Although thespians and other theater professionals are welcome to join, working in the theater is not a requirement for the site. In the same press release, the web site's founder Michael Gordon writes that a shared "love of the theatre...produces instant rapport and greatly increases the safety and enjoyment of the first meet."
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