Why Geeks and Nerds Are Worth It…

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This was originally listed and found at Craiglist and it’s a classic. In the wide world of dating, there are many options. Do you go for the flashy guy with the smooth smile, or the dude in the corner typing away on his laptop? The following are reasons why I think my fellow females should pay more attention to the quiet geeks and nerds, and less attention to the flashy boys. (from a girls point of view)

  1. While geeks and nerds may be awkward, they’re well-meaning 9 out of 10 times. That smooth dude with the sly grin and the spider hands? Wonder what HIS intentions are… plus, I’ve never had a geek guy not call me when he said he would. Score major points THERE.

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  2. They’re useful. In this tech-savvy world, it’s great to have a b/f who can make your laptop, desktop, and just about anything else that plugs into a wall behave itself.
  3. They’re more romantic than they’re given credit for. Ok true, their idea of romance might be to make up a spiffy web-page with all the reasons why they love you, with links to pics of you and sonnets and such… but hey. It lasts longer than flowers, plus you can show your friends.
  4. Due to their neglected status, there are plenty to choose from. You like ‘em tall and slender? There are plenty of geeks/nerds who are. You like ‘em smaller with more meat on their bones? Got that too.
  5. They’ve got brains. Come on now, how can intelligence be a bad thing?
  6. Most are quite good at remembering dates. Like birthdates and such, especially if they know it’ll make you happy. Due again to their neglected status, they’re more attentive than guys who “have more options”. Plus, with all that down time without a steady girlfriend, they’ll likely have mental lists of all the things they’d love to do once they GOT a girlfriend.
  7. Sex. Yep. Sex. I’m not really familiar with this myself, but I’ve friends who’ve been intimate with geek guys and it’s raves all around. They say a virgin wrote the Kama Sutra… all that time thinking about sex, imagining sex, dreaming about sex, (they are male after all) coupled with a desire to make you happy? Use your imagination.
  8. They’re relatively low-maintenance. Most can be fueled on pizza, Twinkies and Mt Dew. No complicated dinners needed here, so if you’re not the best cook, eh. Can you order a pizza?
  9. Most frequent bars as often as slugs frequent salt mines. You won’t have to worry much about your geek guy getting his “groove” on with club hotties because, frankly, he’ll be too busy rooting around under his computer wondering where that spare cable went. You won’t have to worry about him flirting with other women because, 9 out of 10 times, he’ll zip right by them in a perfect b-line towards the nearest electronics store. I’ve seen this happen.

    Girl: “Eww. Victoria Secret’s Models… They’re so skinny. How is that feminine? You can see her ribs!”
    Geek Guy: “ooooooo…”
    Girl: “Hey!” *notices he is staring lustfully towards the computer store*
    Geek Guy: “What?”
    Girl: “Never mind…”

  10. Although he may not want to go to every outing with you, you can arrange swaps, as in, you’ll go to his Gamer Con dressed as an elf princess if he’ll take you to the ballet. Plus, if he doesn’t want to go someplace with you, you won’t have to worry much about what he’s up to. You’ll probably come home to find him asleep on his keyboard in a sea of Mt. Dew cans with code blinking from the screen. It’s ok. He’s used to this. Just toss a blanket over him and turn out the light.
  11. His friends aren’t jerks. I can’t stress this enough. You’ll more likely get “Omg! A GIRL!! Can I see?!” than “Hey hot stuff back that ass up here and let me get some grub on…” They’re awkward geeks too and will, 9 times out of 10, treat you with the utmost respect and, more than likely, a note of awe. A cute girl picked one of their clan to date? It could happen to them! Hope! Drag some of your single girlfriends over, open up a pack of Mt. Dew, crack open the DnD set and get working. Nothing impresses geek guys more than a girl who can hack-n-slash (well ok maybe if she can code… a geek can dream).
  12. They’re rarely if ever possessive. They trust you, so you can be yourself around them. You like to walk around the house in a ratty t-shirt for comfort? He won’t care. He does too! They won’t get pissy if you don’t wear make-up or don’t want to bother primping your hair. If you gain a few pounds, they won’t try their best to make you feel like crap.
  13. They’re usually very well educated. Physics majors and the like. See #5. You won’t have to listen to him blathering on about his car (ok maybe a little), he’ll have loads of other interesting things to talk about. Politics, world events, how much the chicken burgers down at the local place rock, so long as you douse them in hot sauce…
  14. You’ll almost never have to hear, “Yaw dawg whazzap!!” plop out of their mouths. Unless it’s in jest. They spell properly, use correct punctuation, and are able to tell the difference between the toilet and the floor. They almost never get “wasted”, so you won’t have to worry about coming home to find him and his friends passed out on the floor amidst a pile of beer bottles. Mt. Dew cans, perhaps…
  15. And the final reason why geeks and nerds make great boyfriends: They actually give a damn about you. Not how you look (though that’s a plus), not how skinny you are, not how much make-up you primp yourself up with, but they like you for you. That kind of thing lasts longer than “DaMN baby you got a fine ass!!!” Believe me.

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  • joker159 September 7, 2012, 11:00 pm

    thx for giving me some hope :)
    My Dear dream Lady, where are You ? I’m looking for You, help me to find You :o !

    French guy … LOoove You

  • Sage April 23, 2012, 7:43 am

    As a nerd/otaku/bronie/gamer myself (and a guy at that), I am conflicted with this article. While I appreciate the fact that this author points out that our subculture should not be considered the social equivalent of a leper colony, I have a bit of doubt in my mind. It stems from what the author may consider us. If it’s a respect for our hobbies and for us (or even participating alongside us), I am fine with this article. If it stems from a mentality that considers nerds as a “cute little thing that I can wrap around my finger”, a “pet mentality” if you will, then I feel almost used. Reading some of the comments here show me that this might not be the case, but as someone who was fooled into dating (and was my first relationship) a girl with this mentality, I can say that our lack of common ground kept that relationship at an arm’s length. Guys, don’t be shy (which is hard, especially now that the Diablo III open beta is this weekend), but make sure that who you date is dating you for you, and not just a toleration of your hobbies because people think you have a “cute” aspect that makes you easily controllable.

    • Ruhani Rabin April 23, 2012, 2:27 pm

      I can’t explain how much I am agreed with you at this moment.. :D I would never accept to be “used” either. Kudos!

  • Swapnil March 8, 2012, 8:29 pm

    lol some of these points are indeed true!!

  • Traceroute February 10, 2012, 5:48 am

    Step one:  Females need to learn that getting a geek guy requires asking the guy out, not the other way around.  Most geeks are either too shy or just flat out not very observant to do the asking (see rule #9).

  • Anonymous August 16, 2011, 3:25 pm

    This is all so true! I dated a lot of douche bags before I met my geeky husband. Once you go geek there is no going back!

  • Rentals Big Iland January 21, 2011, 6:13 am

    It’s amazing how much fun we have. He gets my sense of humor, doesn’t mind my lack of cooking abilities, and I never have to worry that he’s less than anything but faithful and devoted to me.

  • remove Palladium Pro January 18, 2011, 5:38 am

    Awesome post.

  • Playground Equipment October 27, 2010, 5:49 am

    My older brother is the nicest guy on the planet and probably the gentlest creature this side of a baby rabbit. Yet for years, girls would pass him up as ‘boring’. This guy’s been married over 15 years, and is a SUPER husband and father. The guy’s my hero.

  • Karen March 19, 2010, 11:57 pm

    First, I am that girl.
    The one who dated the football captain, had lots of friends, parties and high heels. I've been a social butterfly kind of gal all my life.
    Well, I went out on a limb with a geek once and I've seen the light! LoL We've been together now 3 years.

    It's amazing how much fun we have. He gets my sense of humor, doesn't mind my lack of cooking abilities, and I never have to worry that he's less than anything but faithful and devoted to me. He's intelligent and manly despite the stigma that geeks are wimpy.

    This list is spot on. My geek has been nothing but awesome and I'm thrilled to be Mrs. Geek soon!

    p.s. The SEX IS INCREDIBLE.

  • me4ever22c February 2, 2010, 9:33 pm

    This proves a point. Us nerds should be appreciated by females.

  • dilipnit August 22, 2009, 3:44 am

    gr8 post. really felt proud of myself….

  • dilipnit August 21, 2009, 11:44 pm

    gr8 post

  • GamingGeek June 2, 2009, 3:35 am

    So is a chance for me to get my first date? I'm 20 & currently a college student. More girls should read this & see the bigger picture of geeks (myself included) instead of going for what is popular

  • GamingGeek June 2, 2009, 1:35 am

    So is a chance for me to get my first date? I'm 20 & currently a college student. More girls should read this & see the bigger picture of geeks (myself included) instead of going for what is popular

  • crispy April 1, 2009, 9:22 am

    That's really nice of you. Awesomely nice. It's sad that sometimes people look at geeks, guy geeks and girl geeks both, and don't realize what beautiful people they are … eccentric, yes; badly dressed, often; socially inept, occasionally … or more than occasionally as the occasion would have it. My older brother is the nicest guy on the planet and probably the gentlest creature this side of a baby rabbit. Yet for years, girls would pass him up as 'boring'. This guy's been married over 15 years, and is a SUPER husband and father. The guy's my hero.

  • Sporbie January 4, 2009, 6:21 am

    The amount of stereotyping in this post makes me loose bowel control, though there are some things that are true.

  • Sporbie January 3, 2009, 10:21 pm

    The amount of stereotyping in this post makes me loose bowel control, though there are some things that are true.

  • Sporbie January 3, 2009, 10:21 pm

    The amount of stereotyping in this post makes me loose bowel control, though there are some things that are true.

  • Found this on stumble January 3, 2009, 11:20 pm

    this is assuming the girl in this case is hot right? , i mean this list can pretty much apply to ugly girl from a guy perspective. well most of it anyway.

  • Found this on stumble January 3, 2009, 3:20 pm

    this is assuming the girl in this case is hot right? , i mean this list can pretty much apply to ugly girl from a guy perspective. well most of it anyway.

  • Ron December 20, 2008, 12:42 am

    Wow now if only every other girl knew this I’d be a happy man.

  • Ron December 19, 2008, 4:42 pm

    Wow now if only every other girl knew this I’d be a happy man.

  • Ron December 19, 2008, 4:42 pm

    Wow now if only every other girl knew this I’d be a happy man.

  • EZ Computers December 13, 2008, 12:37 am

    haha, I like that. Wish more girls would read this! :p

  • EZ Computers December 12, 2008, 4:37 pm

    haha, I like that. Wish more girls would read this! :p

  • EZ Computers December 12, 2008, 4:37 pm

    haha, I like that. Wish more girls would read this! :p

  • John November 14, 2008, 2:47 am

    Ha! This article’s so true. Switch the Mountain Dew with Monster though. My wife’s awesome, since I stay up late programming a lot of nights she’ll lay down and sleep in the office. I love it.

  • John November 13, 2008, 6:47 pm

    Ha! This article’s so true. Switch the Mountain Dew with Monster though. My wife’s awesome, since I stay up late programming a lot of nights she’ll lay down and sleep in the office. I love it.

  • John November 13, 2008, 6:47 pm

    Ha! This article’s so true. Switch the Mountain Dew with Monster though. My wife’s awesome, since I stay up late programming a lot of nights she’ll lay down and sleep in the office. I love it.

  • Cerise November 11, 2008, 12:11 pm

    I love this article, because it’s so true. Nerds and geeks are seriously the best guys. I’ve got a total love of them which seriously can’t be measured. Yeah, I might like to drool over some rock star type or maybe a jock every once in a while, but guess who steals my heart? The nerd.

  • Cerise November 11, 2008, 4:11 am

    I love this article, because it’s so true. Nerds and geeks are seriously the best guys. I’ve got a total love of them which seriously can’t be measured. Yeah, I might like to drool over some rock star type or maybe a jock every once in a while, but guess who steals my heart? The nerd.

  • Cerise November 11, 2008, 4:11 am

    I love this article, because it’s so true. Nerds and geeks are seriously the best guys. I’ve got a total love of them which seriously can’t be measured. Yeah, I might like to drool over some rock star type or maybe a jock every once in a while, but guess who steals my heart? The nerd.

  • Justin Wright November 11, 2008, 1:52 am

    So you’re saying there’s a chance…?

    There is hope for us geeks after all.

  • Justin Wright November 10, 2008, 5:52 pm

    So you’re saying there’s a chance…?

    There is hope for us geeks after all.

  • Justin Wright November 10, 2008, 5:52 pm

    So you’re saying there’s a chance…?

    There is hope for us geeks after all.

  • boom November 9, 2008, 1:08 pm

    This is pretty much right…one problem though…girls don’t learn…they keep going for the cool guys that say ” I love you so much babe” or “I’d never do anything to hurt you” and then after they f**k you they toss you out like rotten pizza. and even after an experience like that you would think that would put some sense into them but no they do the same shit over and over…I’m not saying all girls do this but seriously come on be smart and learn something for once

  • boom November 9, 2008, 5:08 am

    This is pretty much right…one problem though…girls don’t learn…they keep going for the cool guys that say ” I love you so much babe” or “I’d never do anything to hurt you” and then after they f**k you they toss you out like rotten pizza. and even after an experience like that you would think that would put some sense into them but no they do the same shit over and over…I’m not saying all girls do this but seriously come on be smart and learn something for once

  • boom November 9, 2008, 5:08 am

    This is pretty much right…one problem though…girls don’t learn…they keep going for the cool guys that say ” I love you so much babe” or “I’d never do anything to hurt you” and then after they f**k you they toss you out like rotten pizza. and even after an experience like that you would think that would put some sense into them but no they do the same shit over and over…I’m not saying all girls do this but seriously come on be smart and learn something for once

  • sarahbear0821 November 9, 2008, 5:40 am

    Sooo true…..now if I could only find one…

  • sarahbear0821 November 8, 2008, 9:40 pm

    Sooo true…..now if I could only find one…

  • sarahbear0821 November 8, 2008, 9:40 pm

    Sooo true…..now if I could only find one…

  • JAB_au November 8, 2008, 8:27 am

    Shouldn’t “he’ll be too busy rooting around under his computer” actually be “he’ll be too busy rooting around in his computer”, given that having root access tends to be all powerful super user in a computer system. Well that’s how it would be if a nerd wrote it.

  • JAB_au November 8, 2008, 12:27 am

    Shouldn’t “he’ll be too busy rooting around under his computer” actually be “he’ll be too busy rooting around in his computer”, given that having root access tends to be all powerful super user in a computer system. Well that’s how it would be if a nerd wrote it.

  • JAB_au November 8, 2008, 12:27 am

    Shouldn’t “he’ll be too busy rooting around under his computer” actually be “he’ll be too busy rooting around in his computer”, given that having root access tends to be all powerful super user in a computer system. Well that’s how it would be if a nerd wrote it.

  • Harry November 8, 2008, 3:38 am

    Yep you have it pretty well summed up. I go to work and work on computers all day, come home, eat supper, and usually go to the basement and back on computers or designing radio circuits to apply to my radios. I trust my wife implicitly and would never do or allow anything to hurt her under extreme penalty. Anything she wants I want her to have and I am really not interested in finding another lady, I can’t imagine a finer person that she is

  • Harry November 7, 2008, 7:38 pm

    Yep you have it pretty well summed up. I go to work and work on computers all day, come home, eat supper, and usually go to the basement and back on computers or designing radio circuits to apply to my radios. I trust my wife implicitly and would never do or allow anything to hurt her under extreme penalty. Anything she wants I want her to have and I am really not interested in finding another lady, I can’t imagine a finer person that she is

  • Harry November 7, 2008, 7:38 pm

    Yep you have it pretty well summed up. I go to work and work on computers all day, come home, eat supper, and usually go to the basement and back on computers or designing radio circuits to apply to my radios. I trust my wife implicitly and would never do or allow anything to hurt her under extreme penalty. Anything she wants I want her to have and I am really not interested in finding another lady, I can’t imagine a finer person that she is

  • Credit Crunch November 7, 2008, 8:16 pm

    Geeks make the best money so do nerds they make so much money look at bill gates and steve jobs

  • Credit Crunch November 7, 2008, 12:16 pm

    Geeks make the best money so do nerds they make so much money look at bill gates and steve jobs

  • Credit Crunch November 7, 2008, 12:16 pm

    Geeks make the best money so do nerds they make so much money look at bill gates and steve jobs

  • E-hero October 10, 2008, 10:29 am

    It’s not mt. dew or dr pepper or any of that, it’s BAWLS!

  • E-hero October 10, 2008, 2:29 am

    It’s not mt. dew or dr pepper or any of that, it’s BAWLS!

  • E-hero October 10, 2008, 2:29 am

    It’s not mt. dew or dr pepper or any of that, it’s BAWLS!

  • M October 8, 2008, 12:44 pm

    I wish more girls would see this. The article is more of an over generalization, but it’s true that guys similar to this(like me) seem to care more about their girls feelings than others. Sure there are other respectable guys out there, but guys like this have about a 90% chance of being good. Others maybe 30%.

  • M October 8, 2008, 4:44 am

    I wish more girls would see this. The article is more of an over generalization, but it’s true that guys similar to this(like me) seem to care more about their girls feelings than others. Sure there are other respectable guys out there, but guys like this have about a 90% chance of being good. Others maybe 30%.

  • M October 8, 2008, 4:44 am

    I wish more girls would see this. The article is more of an over generalization, but it’s true that guys similar to this(like me) seem to care more about their girls feelings than others. Sure there are other respectable guys out there, but guys like this have about a 90% chance of being good. Others maybe 30%.

  • moo October 6, 2008, 1:14 am

    this has it’s truths to it but not entirely true…it feels as if one or 2 things are missing…

  • moo October 5, 2008, 5:14 pm

    this has it’s truths to it but not entirely true…it feels as if one or 2 things are missing…

  • Xin October 6, 2008, 12:58 am

    If only, if only. Any guys who are lucky enough to find a girl that’ll take you for the nerd you are are way lucky.

    Both of the girlfriends I had knew nothing about my geekyness at first. I had to let out the “crazy” slowly.

    Didn’t really work.

  • Xin October 5, 2008, 4:58 pm

    If only, if only. Any guys who are lucky enough to find a girl that’ll take you for the nerd you are are way lucky.

    Both of the girlfriends I had knew nothing about my geekyness at first. I had to let out the “crazy” slowly.

    Didn’t really work.

  • Xin October 5, 2008, 4:58 pm

    If only, if only. Any guys who are lucky enough to find a girl that’ll take you for the nerd you are are way lucky.

    Both of the girlfriends I had knew nothing about my geekyness at first. I had to let out the “crazy” slowly.

    Didn’t really work.

  • drew September 27, 2008, 10:56 pm

    sounds convincing :)

  • drew September 27, 2008, 2:56 pm

    sounds convincing :)

  • drew September 27, 2008, 2:56 pm

    sounds convincing :)

  • W September 27, 2008, 6:21 am

    Way too many Mountain dew references…

  • W September 26, 2008, 10:21 pm

    Way too many Mountain dew references…

  • W September 26, 2008, 10:21 pm

    Way too many Mountain dew references…

  • Beau September 26, 2008, 4:45 pm

    I love this list. Not only are a lot of these applicable to a lot of people I work with, but speak to the heart. Great article.

  • Beau September 26, 2008, 8:45 am

    I love this list. Not only are a lot of these applicable to a lot of people I work with, but speak to the heart. Great article.

  • Beau September 26, 2008, 8:45 am

    I love this list. Not only are a lot of these applicable to a lot of people I work with, but speak to the heart. Great article.

  • Pandora Kitten September 26, 2008, 12:44 pm

    my geek sent me this list once…mostly all true too. He treats me better than any of the non geek guys I’ve dated. Of course like -any- stereotype it doesn’t fit EVERYONE, but it is a pretty fair generalization.
    and yay for geeks and gamer chicks (I can’t code YET but am suitably impressed with his skills!)

  • Pandora Kitten September 26, 2008, 4:44 am

    my geek sent me this list once…mostly all true too. He treats me better than any of the non geek guys I’ve dated. Of course like -any- stereotype it doesn’t fit EVERYONE, but it is a pretty fair generalization.
    and yay for geeks and gamer chicks (I can’t code YET but am suitably impressed with his skills!)

  • Pandora Kitten September 26, 2008, 4:44 am

    my geek sent me this list once…mostly all true too. He treats me better than any of the non geek guys I’ve dated. Of course like -any- stereotype it doesn’t fit EVERYONE, but it is a pretty fair generalization.
    and yay for geeks and gamer chicks (I can’t code YET but am suitably impressed with his skills!)

  • Charissa September 26, 2008, 9:40 am

    This was great…sign me up!
    So where can I find one?

  • Charissa September 26, 2008, 1:40 am

    This was great…sign me up!
    So where can I find one?

  • Charissa September 26, 2008, 1:40 am

    This was great…sign me up!
    So where can I find one?

  • search agent September 25, 2008, 8:35 pm

    pretty funny. Truth be said there are a lot of geeks out there that need someone or something.

    Most normal girls will not like real hardcore geeks

  • search agent September 25, 2008, 12:35 pm

    pretty funny. Truth be said there are a lot of geeks out there that need someone or something.

    Most normal girls will not like real hardcore geeks

  • search agent September 25, 2008, 12:35 pm

    pretty funny. Truth be said there are a lot of geeks out there that need someone or something.

    Most normal girls will not like real hardcore geeks

  • Dwayne September 25, 2008, 11:26 am

    This post is so sucky that I wish I wrote it on my blog, because it just smells of ‘lonely nerd guy’.

    I guess you would put me in the nerd/geek category. I own about 25 domain names, I am a professional web developer for a very large and globally recognised entity, I know a couple of programming languages, I stay in the loop with technology and even I can admit that some of this stuff doesn’t apply to me or any other the other numerous geeks/nerds that I know.

    I suck at maths. I’m good at English. I have a bad short-term memory. I forget dates, numbers and events all of the time.

    You cannot be serious in stating that all nerds/geeks are mostly like this. Because nerds/geeks get so much attention these days it’s gone to their heads and a lot of them eventually turn into egotistical, self obsessed womanisers who cheat and betray their friends once they realise girls like them because they think they’re perfect loyal guys.

    Nerds and Geeks are not perfect, you obviously do not know the profile of actual Geeks and Nerds.

  • ilovehim August 1, 2008, 10:36 pm

    if you dont like this or dont belive this its simple dont read it
    i think it is really true
    geeks and nerds are truly more nice to their girlfriends then most

  • ilovehim August 1, 2008, 2:36 pm

    if you dont like this or dont belive this its simple dont read it
    i think it is really true
    geeks and nerds are truly more nice to their girlfriends then most

  • C... June 24, 2007, 1:12 pm

    I agree with said article for the most part. Although, once I dated the 1 out of 10 geek guys that ended up being a total jerk. He left me for a girl he met on a Star Wars RPG. My current geektastic boyfriend however, is awesome.

  • C... June 24, 2007, 5:12 am

    I agree with said article for the most part. Although, once I dated the 1 out of 10 geek guys that ended up being a total jerk. He left me for a girl he met on a Star Wars RPG. My current geektastic boyfriend however, is awesome.

  • Kayleigh Jones June 18, 2007, 2:53 am

    To be honest I agree with this article BUT I do think [as someone above said] it’s unfair to lump the female population together. We aren’t all shallow. I would go for a ‘geek/nerd’ if I were attracted to them. I also don’t like the use of the names for them anyway. They’re just guys that have interests in computers or reading – it doesn’t make them geeks or nerds… unless of course they wish to be called that? I don’t know. I just don’t like stereotyping.
    I did like this article and it’s nice to see someone advertising men of this sort =). However – don’t think all the popular men are insensitive and just with people for the way they look and stuff. I know a lot of popular guys who treat women absolutely fantastic and don’t spend the vast majority of their time leering lecherously at women. They treat them with respect too. It depends on the guy – not on whether he has a high IQ.
    Kayleigh x

  • Kayleigh Jones June 17, 2007, 6:53 pm

    To be honest I agree with this article BUT I do think [as someone above said] it’s unfair to lump the female population together. We aren’t all shallow. I would go for a ‘geek/nerd’ if I were attracted to them. I also don’t like the use of the names for them anyway. They’re just guys that have interests in computers or reading – it doesn’t make them geeks or nerds… unless of course they wish to be called that? I don’t know. I just don’t like stereotyping.
    I did like this article and it’s nice to see someone advertising men of this sort =). However – don’t think all the popular men are insensitive and just with people for the way they look and stuff. I know a lot of popular guys who treat women absolutely fantastic and don’t spend the vast majority of their time leering lecherously at women. They treat them with respect too. It depends on the guy – not on whether he has a high IQ.
    Kayleigh x

  • Kayleigh Jones June 17, 2007, 6:53 pm

    To be honest I agree with this article BUT I do think [as someone above said] it’s unfair to lump the female population together. We aren’t all shallow. I would go for a ‘geek/nerd’ if I were attracted to them. I also don’t like the use of the names for them anyway. They’re just guys that have interests in computers or reading – it doesn’t make them geeks or nerds… unless of course they wish to be called that? I don’t know. I just don’t like stereotyping.
    I did like this article and it’s nice to see someone advertising men of this sort =). However – don’t think all the popular men are insensitive and just with people for the way they look and stuff. I know a lot of popular guys who treat women absolutely fantastic and don’t spend the vast majority of their time leering lecherously at women. They treat them with respect too. It depends on the guy – not on whether he has a high IQ.
    Kayleigh x

  • AugieJacque June 13, 2007, 4:14 am

    Consider the fact that my super thoughtful, amazing, best-buy-employee, video-game-feign, hacks-the-neighbors-wireless-signal-to-get-online-late-at-night-to-talk-to-me boyfriend sent me this link with the note, “You are adorable. I thought you might appreciate this. Link.” Now consider this, I am not a geek. I do graphic design and sleep too much and hate television and like horses and other random odd things, but as nerdy as ny intrests list gets is my interest in my nerdy boyfriend. I’m a non-geek, dating someone who constantly talks about Lenux models and the benefits of using backtrack and the benefits of using Ubuntu [All I know is that those are OS] and reads web comics like Questionable Content [which I read all of since we started dating and love it!] I may get lost in a lot of what he says, but all it takes to bring him back, is saying,” I don’t get it. Explain.” I got a geek boyfriend. I’m a living testament to this article!!!!! He is the best boyfriend I’ve ever had.

  • AugieJacque June 12, 2007, 8:14 pm

    Consider the fact that my super thoughtful, amazing, best-buy-employee, video-game-feign, hacks-the-neighbors-wireless-signal-to-get-online-late-at-night-to-talk-to-me boyfriend sent me this link with the note, “You are adorable. I thought you might appreciate this. Link.” Now consider this, I am not a geek. I do graphic design and sleep too much and hate television and like horses and other random odd things, but as nerdy as ny intrests list gets is my interest in my nerdy boyfriend. I’m a non-geek, dating someone who constantly talks about Lenux models and the benefits of using backtrack and the benefits of using Ubuntu [All I know is that those are OS] and reads web comics like Questionable Content [which I read all of since we started dating and love it!] I may get lost in a lot of what he says, but all it takes to bring him back, is saying,” I don’t get it. Explain.” I got a geek boyfriend. I’m a living testament to this article!!!!! He is the best boyfriend I’ve ever had.

  • Robert June 2, 2007, 8:01 am

    And this is why I am awesome.

  • Robert June 2, 2007, 12:01 am

    And this is why I am awesome.

  • Pieter May 29, 2007, 11:02 am

    Chick’s tend to over-think things, like this list for example. I think it is correct what you are saying, but again, not all nerds are like that. I will never let a chick walk all over me, just because I’m a nerd. I’d rather die lonely than die a slave.

  • Pieter May 29, 2007, 3:02 am

    Chick’s tend to over-think things, like this list for example. I think it is correct what you are saying, but again, not all nerds are like that. I will never let a chick walk all over me, just because I’m a nerd. I’d rather die lonely than die a slave.

  • Boxtop May 28, 2007, 11:43 am

    Blah blah blah. Can’t girls just date people out of love and respect rather than their own personal bias or what some other person told them?

  • Boxtop May 28, 2007, 3:43 am

    Blah blah blah. Can’t girls just date people out of love and respect rather than their own personal bias or what some other person told them?

  • rawrwarawr May 27, 2007, 1:03 pm

    i’m going to assume that this is some nerds attempt at viral marketing..

    pretty smart though..

  • rawrwarawr May 27, 2007, 5:03 am

    i’m going to assume that this is some nerds attempt at viral marketing..

    pretty smart though..

  • JohnN May 22, 2007, 5:45 am

    haha, loved this article, nice to see that some people will take the time to learn about people and not simply go by their stereotype.

    looking for a good time? 01382 g-e-e-k :P

  • JohnN May 21, 2007, 9:45 pm

    haha, loved this article, nice to see that some people will take the time to learn about people and not simply go by their stereotype.

    looking for a good time? 01382 g-e-e-k :P

  • Kyune May 22, 2007, 3:41 am

    There’s nothing wrong with us “geeks and nerds” thinking highly of ourselves–everyone should think highly of themselves, at least in their own regard. But I would say this does cross the line from “we’re good people” to “we’re better than…” just a bit. Not every girl wants to be with the ‘good’ guy. Can’t be helped and it’s not our place to :P

  • Kyune May 21, 2007, 7:41 pm

    There’s nothing wrong with us “geeks and nerds” thinking highly of ourselves–everyone should think highly of themselves, at least in their own regard. But I would say this does cross the line from “we’re good people” to “we’re better than…” just a bit. Not every girl wants to be with the ‘good’ guy. Can’t be helped and it’s not our place to :P

  • Fanclocker May 17, 2007, 10:46 am

    There’s truth in this, but I can’t help but imagine that the popularity of this article shows that “geeks and nerds” really do love thinking highly of themselves.

  • Fanclocker May 17, 2007, 2:46 am

    There’s truth in this, but I can’t help but imagine that the popularity of this article shows that “geeks and nerds” really do love thinking highly of themselves.

  • TerraBit May 16, 2007, 5:21 am

    Now Is My fav article of all time
    anyone who does not agree must be shot p=

  • Dew May 14, 2007, 6:55 am

    Not meaning to sound more self-secure than I actually am, but I think this actually fits in pretty good on your stereotypical nerd/geek. :) Let’s spread the word, shall we? ^^

  • Dew May 13, 2007, 10:55 pm

    Not meaning to sound more self-secure than I actually am, but I think this actually fits in pretty good on your stereotypical nerd/geek. :) Let’s spread the word, shall we? ^^

  • Minimart May 8, 2007, 7:40 pm

    This is SO right on. Dated preppy flashy guys… to no avail. Geeky guys are totally the way to go. The only thing you have to worry about it too many anime girls, but they’re not real, so its okay :-P

  • Minimart May 8, 2007, 11:40 am

    This is SO right on. Dated preppy flashy guys… to no avail. Geeky guys are totally the way to go. The only thing you have to worry about it too many anime girls, but they’re not real, so its okay :-P

  • Kitrona May 8, 2007, 12:34 pm

    Interesting article. I find geekboys to be more complex than that, though I’ve had a longstanding love affair with the general geek population. They’re fun and interesting and smart enough to keep up with me. :)

    Then again, I don’t really care for clubs, and if I spent Friday nights D&Ding I’d be thrilled. In other words, I guess I’m a geekgirl. :D

  • Kitrona May 8, 2007, 4:34 am

    Interesting article. I find geekboys to be more complex than that, though I’ve had a longstanding love affair with the general geek population. They’re fun and interesting and smart enough to keep up with me. :)

    Then again, I don’t really care for clubs, and if I spent Friday nights D&Ding I’d be thrilled. In other words, I guess I’m a geekgirl. :D

  • negative May 8, 2007, 12:19 pm

    yea this is true if you’re dating a nerd. however, one must be able to put up with video games for 6-10 hours and some nerds are healthy.

  • negative May 8, 2007, 4:19 am

    yea this is true if you’re dating a nerd. however, one must be able to put up with video games for 6-10 hours and some nerds are healthy.

  • Gina May 8, 2007, 12:15 pm

    Some of us do understand this and are attracted to nerds. Don’t lump all of us together.

  • Gina May 8, 2007, 4:15 am

    Some of us do understand this and are attracted to nerds. Don’t lump all of us together.

  • N May 8, 2007, 11:38 am

    Now if only the average woman was equally as intelligent and able to understand this…

  • N May 8, 2007, 3:38 am

    Now if only the average woman was equally as intelligent and able to understand this…

  • teka_shogun May 8, 2007, 11:32 am

    Thank You so much. Geeks like me need a few good words to help turn our bad reputation around. As a guy I can attest to all the above reasons why to date a geek or nerd.

  • teka_shogun May 8, 2007, 3:32 am

    Thank You so much. Geeks like me need a few good words to help turn our bad reputation around. As a guy I can attest to all the above reasons why to date a geek or nerd.

  • Nate May 8, 2007, 11:01 am

    Holy crap, I think that about sums it up absolutely perfectly. ‘Cept you’re probably more likely to find Dr Pepper than Mountain Dew at a geek desk lately (it’s in season).

  • Nate May 8, 2007, 3:01 am

    Holy crap, I think that about sums it up absolutely perfectly. ‘Cept you’re probably more likely to find Dr Pepper than Mountain Dew at a geek desk lately (it’s in season).

  • nick May 8, 2007, 10:35 am

    sounds like a nerd guy wrote this…

  • nick May 8, 2007, 2:35 am

    sounds like a nerd guy wrote this…

  • Anon. May 8, 2007, 3:26 am

    Self-esteem boosted.
    /Athangu

  • Anon. May 7, 2007, 7:26 pm

    Self-esteem boosted.
    /Athangu