As a hybrid Jock Geek and Know it all Geek, I feel comfortable in recommending this book for anyone who wants to really know the truth about geekdom. My boyfriend bought this for me from Think Geek after many dropped hints. After several extremely strange comments concerning our behavior by her I decided to investigate the book.I wasn't offended, but it did make me a little sad to see a writer use their middle school preconceptions of social stereotypes passed off as research.Take the usual difficulties in meeting a man and throw in some painfully shy guys who’re used to rejection and mockery from the opposite sex and trying to win their hearts has gone from challenging to Nintendo hard, even when you already share a mutual love of Joss Whedon and retro video games. I’ve been the guy who desperately wanted the girls to approach him and the one who’s done the approaching.So start taking notes and hold your questions until the end; if some of the advice seems a bit contradictory to what I’ve said elsewhere, just wait. The first question many women would ask is “Why should I be interested in dating a geek? I won’t give you any of the standard fluff answers about how geeks are more loyal and less likely to cheat because they’ll be too grateful (the stereotype of the dateless virgin is outdated…and besides, guys are guys regardless of whether they’re into fantasy football or Final Fantasy) or that they’ll treat you better than the usual Alpha Male types you’re used to (being a geek doesn’t mean you can’t also be a jerk). Geeks spend a lot of time lost in their own heads, which allows for the development of a rich imagination and a shocking level of creativity.
and then they go back to complaining that girls don’t message them. And how does a girl keep this from bursting her self esteem every single time it happens?But is there really any truth behind this advice and how many of us actually believe it?According to My Calculations In true geek fashion, let’s approach this in a logical, calculated, and organized manner, shall we?As much as guys like to toss around the idea that women can get a date – or laid – without effort, if it were true, every single woman’s magazine out there wouldn’t be plastered with advice on how to catch, keep and please a man.When you’re a woman who’s into geek guys (or just a little geek-curious) the difficulties grow exponentially. Take it from a dyed-in-the-wool geek who’s seen and done just about every variation of the nerdy meet-cute you can come up with.