Geek Love – Big Bang Theory Style!

Posted at 7:54 PM, Feb 14, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-15 06:46:58-05

If you are a fan of the Big Bang Theory, you know that affection doesn't come naturally to the highly intelligent, but emotionally distant Sheldon.

Switch channels, to these folks. It's a meeting of the minds of local Mensa members.  In case you haven't heard of them, it's a high IQ society.

These real life self-proclaimed geeks embrace their inner nerd.

Dawn, who teaches biology, shared an example of how science can be sexy.

For fun, we’ve identified Dawn as our real life Amy and Steve as our real Sheldon.

The question is how closely does the Big Bang Theory mimic real life geek love?

"It's hard to find someone on your level you can connect with,” says Steve Toth.

With high intellect comes high standards. Steve Toth, who teaches mechanical engineering at TCC, like Sheldon, has a low tolerance for the mentally dormant.

"Does it make you impatient with the rest of the stupid world?” asked NewsChannel 3’s Barbara Ciara.

“All the damn time. Whats wrong with you people?” Steve asked jokingly.

He's kidding, sort of.  Like Sheldon, he doesn't understand why most people don't understand.

But unlike this sad Sheldon, happy are these self-proclaimed Mensa geeks!

Steve had a different approach to his TV counterpart. Instead of running from love, he went on more than 300 dates and kept detailed notes to find his one true love. For a Mensa guy, it was worth the research.

" You want to make sure they are understanding what you're talking about and getting and not just shaking their head and later going what the heck was he saying?” says Steve.

Unlike Amy, who is starved for more than a cerebral cuddle, Dawn is doing the geek love happy dance!

This Mensa is getting married, and on this Valentine’s Day.

She is holding out hope for her TV counterpart.