Users on the forums have come together to host a continous chatroom on Tinychat at and others have even started a wiki at Otaku_Wiki Everything is free, unlike traditional "dating" websites which charge monthly to send private messages to other users.Any users can signup and instantly talk to other users through comments, or through private messaging after they accept a friend request.Mai Otaku, launched in 2009, has been giving anime fans a chance to meet other anime fans for years, calling itself the best anime dating social network in the world.It's a unique place for any website to be, but the anime dating niche has founds its place with Mai As of December 2013, Mai Otaku has over 23,000 users registered.
The website is built to feature both community and individual user-to-user interaction.
Every year more users have signed up than the last, searching for friendly nerds to talk to.
"Literally dozens of people have told me, in person, about meeting their boyfriend, girlfriend, or spouse on Mai Otaku and it's really cool," said developer Ryan Kopf.
These answers, along with the answers to a few more questions, help the website build a personality profile that it uses to display a list of other users that match you the most, emphasizing those closest to you.
"We really hope to focus on people who can actually meet and hang out, even watch anime together," said Kopf.