Dating tips for geeks
Dating tips for geeks
My general impression is that he’s interested in a relationship, but ‘impressions’ are not hard evidence and I just want to address it explicitly without my inner FEELINGS-VORTEX getting in the way.
Then, get a haircut that brings out your best features.
While back in the 80’s, we won’t want to be labeled as a geek – since it was used interchangeably with “nerd”, which is still not very desirable in today’s standards – most Web users won’t mind the term now.
What they still would mind is probably dating one, if the dress style of the people on stage at Apple’s WWDC or Google I/O is anything to fall back on.
I did some googling on “How to have a DTR conversation” or similar, and Captain, there is a universe of terrible advice out there.
Of course, much of it is geared towards straight women, and either implies or outright says things like “Don’t be too pushy. Let him do the chasing.” DON’T STARTLE THE WILD MALE HUMAN.
Resident style contributor Elizabeth Giorgi takes some time out from DIYing Wonder Woman shoes to share some general advice and personal experience that’s just as relevant to anybody who isn’t dating a geek or isn’t a geek themselves. Yes, it’s fun to dress up in coordinating outfits at Cons together, but there’s also a lot more to life than cosplay. There’s this tendency among geeks to try and one up each other with knowledge.
I’ve been a self-identified nerd since I was 16, but I didn’t always date within my identity. Unless you’re cosplaying every week, I wouldn’t base a relationship on it. This comes out in trivia contests, coffee shop conversations and comment sections. Comic books, LEGO sets and action figures all require a commitment of both financial resources and time.If you feel good about the way you look, you’ll feel more confident whenever that first date happens (Before you go nuts in the comments section about how outward appearances shouldn’t be important, remind yourself that you wouldn’t show up for a job interview or a Con dressed inappropriately.A date should be no different.)Elizabeth Giorgi is a writer and filmmaker from Minneapolis.But fictional geeks have proven that they are fully capable of meeting that special someone.They even have some pretty great advice to share with us. Geek Mom Ruth's post concerning Alyssa Bereznak's online rant about her date with Jon Finkel, was just the tip of the iceberg.