A girls guide to dating a geek book
Because nerds and geeks are frequently ostracized, you end up with a culture that insists that “ostraciziation is Yet, at the same time, because of this very same culture is one of the most insular you might find; non-geeks are derisively referred to as “mundanes”; anyone criticizing a geek is “just like those jocks/cheerleaders/bitchy girls that made high-school hell for everyone”.
Geek culture is a reactionary bundle of self-contradictions.
Regardless of what geeks are obsessed with, you can’t deny that their level of loyalty exceeds beyond the extraordinary. Geeks love to solve problems; it gives them an adrenaline rush when they’re beating the final boss in their favorite video games or troubleshooting their operating system. And to add to point #1, when they get into it, they can obsess over a bug in the system that they spend hours on it without stopping for a break.
A tech gadget, an operating system, comic book superheroes, a sci-fi fantasy realm, a gaming portal, you name it, geeks eat, sleep and breathed it. It’s not a healthy way to approach a problem, but it sure gives you the results you want, especially when it comes to tech support.
The world has changed; and so will the view we have towards geeks in general. Well, they have an eccentric devotion to a particular interest (the most common one now would be tech) and that’s one of the nicer definitions.
So that obscure album you loved as a child, or the book that’s been out of print for years, they’ll track it down come Christmas.
Which might sound trivial, but actually it’s hard evidence of their intense loyalty.
So chances are when your computer says ‘no’, they’ll probably be able to persuade it to say ‘yes’. As a result, geeks tend to grow up strong and that makes them pretty brave in our books.
Which is always encouraging if you’re looking for a serious, committed relationship.