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.She will understand you better, your choices better and you will never have to hide the fact that you are still a die-hard fan of Batman. They love gadgets just like men and share the same enthusiasm. They are good listeners, understanding in nature, have a balanced mind and also share with you a lot of similar hobbies.It may be a latest apple gadget, a software, a car, or any such thing. Whether it is about playing a video game together or helping you in your college project, they can be great companions.For incoherent rants or to contact Omi, please visit her website: text refers to an alternate Paperback edition. It was soon discovered, however, that this book is a hilariously comprehensive look at what it means to be a geek, and why that's a good thing. She completely debases people she considers "nerds," only slightly exulting geeks above their low station in life. why would you date someone with the expectation that this person will change? As someone who has been dating a geek for the last five years, I have often read how-to articles and so forth online that are similar to the idea of this book -- good-naturedly teasing geeky guys and giving women tips for living with them.If you are a geeky guy or a girl wanting to understand her game obsessed boyfriend or guy friends this is a book to read. Beginning with a Geek Test, this guide helps an inquisitive woman determine if she is dating a geek. Inouye makes it very clear; geeks are cooler than nerds since nerds are "socially unacceptable in all circumstances."The one major downfall to this book is that it assumes that a female can "train" a geek. Why women want to do this is anyone's guess, but for the most part they end up attempting to emasculate rather than groom. She talks about how if you date a geek, and go to a geek convention, you should find a hot "booth babe" and commence mocking all the geeks. There are also a few chapters on how to "normalize" a geek. Those are far more entertaining than a book that is basically one long insult.Moreover, while nerd-dom has become mainstream (even cool), it didn’t used to be, and many a nerd grew up suffering at the hands of dumb guys or b*tchy girls. Yeah, it’s a bit cheesy, but there’s a reason this franchise was so amazingly popular: it has memorable characters (including a strong woman), lots of good humor, and a cosmic theme that appeals to everyone. I have gotten non-nerd friends (male and female) hooked on BSG.To succeed with him, show him you aren’t one of those people and that he’s awesome the way he is. It has none of the cheesiness of Star Trek and everything it lacked: sex, violence, drama, very strong women, and seriously hot guys. In many ways, relating to a nerdy guy isn’t all that different from relating to a non-nerd; he just has different toys.
As a scientist and closet nerd, I’ve known my share of nerdy men. When some women date nerds, they tend to focus on the “negative” side of his nerd-dom (e.g. You may have different interests, but one way to spend quality time with your nerdy guy is to watch sci-fi movies or TV shows that also appeal to female non-nerds. Immensely popular, Game of Thrones chronicles seven noble families fighting for control of a mythical land. Based on a trilogy of books, the first Hunger Games movie was a big success and they’re in the process of making the second.Love him for who he is, and he will be a loyal partner.More at Your Tango: What to do when he says ‘I’m not in love with you.’ How a relationship is like pregnancy!If you still believe that geek girls walk around town with big spectacles, shaggy hair, and dresses that sweep the pavements, then your impression of them is woefully misguided.The stereotype of the dateless virgin bookworm is dated. Many nerdy girls now possess the kind of looks one normally associates with Miss World contestants and A-list Hollywood actresses.I am not to sure on any valuable lessons from this book but it did have clever moments. Of the 27 questions ranging from hygiene, physical appearance, college degree, and number of video game consoles owned/plugged in, a little over half fit me perfectly. The author even recommends a few methods of sabotaging a geek's favorite clothing and/or his internet access. Although, there is a very accurate compilation of gifts and methods of apology for when a woman plays the word/mind games all women play. And she is constantly referring to geeky guys as "ugly." Geez. Looking at ratings on Amazon, they are extremely polarized -- half and half 1 star and 5 star ratings. I am giving it two stars, because it's a great concept, just horrible execution.