Alternately painfully shy or comically belligerent about their geeky interests.
Prone to intellectual snobbery and full of condescension to others, using their intellect like a bludgeon to try to make others feel stupid.
, a two-episode special about a speed-dating event at the New York Comic-Con, geek-oriented online dating sites are popping up like crazy and movies love the idea of the geek in love with the popular girl.
Geeks and nerds are in a pop-culture ascendency at the moment, and with Valentine’s Day coming up and con season arriving soon afterwards, it’s no small wonder why our geeky brethren are feeling the urge to find relationship and SOON.
These are the ideas you’re going to be facing on the dating market.
These are the obstacles you’re going to have to overcome.
Collections of geeky ephemera that make episodes of Hoarders look like testaments to organization and cleanliness. You may not anyone who does in your circle of friends. When you call yourself a geek, these are the stereotypes you’re going to be facing.
So, does being a nerd mean that you’re doomed to be forever alone? The most obvious answer for geeks who are looking for love is to date other geeks.
You can bond over your love of video games or Star Wars or Dr. To start with: not everybody’s a geek about the same things to the same level.
You may both be Star Wars fans, but there are worlds of difference between “bought the Blu-Rays”, “own Hong Kong bootleg DVDs of the original trilogy’s theatrical releases” and “speaking fluent Mando’a, decorating your house in wall-to-wall standees, action figures, Lego sets and lightsabers”.
A chronic inability to follow social cues and cultural norms of acceptable behavior.
An inability to hold conversations out side of their limited spheres of interest. Keyboards and game controllers covered in Cheeto dust.