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Why Dating Geeks and Nerds Pays Off

Oddly enough, most of the geeks I know are well adjusted, attractive people with plenty of luck in the dating and significant other arena, but there are still some people out there that need to be convinced of the inherent joy and satisfaction that go along with dating a geek.

7bits tipped me off to a fantastic list some anonymous person posted on Craigslist expounding Why Geeks and Nerds Are Worth It.

"In the wide world of dating, there are many options," says the anonymous geek lover. "Do you go for the flashy guy with the smooth smile, or the dude in the corner typing away on his laptop? The following are reasons why I think my fellow females should pay more attention to the quiet geeks and nerds, and less attention to the flashy boys."

For her top five reasons to date a geek,

  1. While geeks and nerds may be awkward, they’re well-meaning 9 out of 10 times. That smooth dude with the sly grin and the spider hands? Wonder what HIS intentions are... plus, I’ve never had a geek guy not call me when he said he would. Score major points THERE.
  2. They’re useful. In this tech-savvy world, it’s great to have a b/f who can make your laptop, desktop, and just about anything else that plugs into a wall behave itself.
  3. They’re more romantic than they’re given credit for. Ok true, their idea of romance might be to make up a spiffy web-page with all the reasons why they love you, with links to pics of you and sonnets and such... but hey. It lasts longer than flowers, plus you can show your friends.
  4. Due to their neglected status, there are plenty to choose from. You like ‘em tall and slender? There are plenty of geeks/nerds who are. You like ‘em smaller with more meat on their bones? Got that too.
  5. They’ve got brains. Come on now, how can intelligence be a bad thing?

For the complete list, hop over to Craigslist.


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Vianet3184769 Vianet3184769 5 years
Geeks are hot!  They aren't considered social outcasts anymore.  I use Online Dating sites in order to meet people. created a Geek dating community that I think is pretty cool.
Nitrobezene Nitrobezene 9 years
Mmm hook me up
EllasMom EllasMom 10 years
Yes! I married one too! After years of jocks and bad boys, I couldn't be happier or more in love than with my IT guy!
Food Food 10 years
geek guys rule. although paramita is so right, you'll have to learn how to share him with his BFF the internet!
museanima museanima 10 years
OH! and anyone know where to get that girl's argyle sweater? So cute!
museanima museanima 10 years
So true. I'm a network admin and he's in product development for Logitech, our house is super geeky and I love it! It's actually funny that I ended up with a geek, I was always going to computer club in high school but ignored the geeks when it came to dating. I was WAY more into the dangerous guys.
PrissyLilBadAss PrissyLilBadAss 10 years
This is so true! Now just get one posted about nerdy girls like me! Most men don't like the fact that I majored in math. Go figure! "Party like a rock star, pound like a porn star, play like an all star!"
nikkipez nikkipez 10 years
i agree with this completely....geeks and nerds are underrated!! ive been with mine 4 years
Nicolel03 Nicolel03 10 years
haha i learned these things after dating quite a few jocky arrogant guys. I picked my boyfriend because he was cute but he didn't really know it. He has helped me pick out my laptop, and fixed my families and some of their friends computers. And i really agree with everyone of those reasons to date a geek! He has treated me nicer than any guy hands down. He would never cheat on me, is good in bed, and loves me for all my qualities, not just the physical ones : )
verily verily 10 years
I definitely prefer geeks/nerds because I'm a geek too. It's nice to date someone with common interests.
glam-sugar glam-sugar 10 years
There's nothing wrong with a hot geek!
Kaciegrrl Kaciegrrl 10 years
I'm engaged to a nerd that I met while dating the hot jerky jock type. And I'm so glad because not only is he so much more kind and thoughtful than other guys, but I will never financially want for anything because he is so sought after as a software consultant. I heart my nerd! Return the shoes? I can't talk to you when you're hysterical.
wrtrgrl wrtrgrl 10 years
I married a Geek. He's great. I love him. I will admit, at the beginning of us dating, I kind of had to challenge my innate attraction to other types of guys (bad boys, jocks, etc.). But it was totally worth it. He cooks, he takes care of the dog. He knows all about technology. He helps code my wordpress themes. I could go on and on. He's great and life is much better since we've been together.
macgirl macgirl 10 years
I married one as well as me being one. There's really not a single piece of technology that comes into this house that we can't figure out ;-)
joyofadventure joyofadventure 10 years
ill take one!
Fancy04 Fancy04 10 years
This is so funny.
Katharine Katharine 10 years
I married one also and he seems to fit all of the reasons listed here.
krampalicious krampalicious 10 years
i <3 my geek boyfriend, because i am in fact a geek myself. the dumb broads can keep the dumb dudes--give me smart, self-deprecating, hilarious, and tech-savvy any day.
Desirella Desirella 10 years
Geeks are definetly not given enough credit! I love geeks hehe, my boyfriend is a computer geek and car geek if that exists and it's wonderful because he can pretty much fix anything for me, not to mention, I'm much smarter in the computer and car department thanks to him.
paramita paramita 10 years
Hihi that's totally true!! I read this with my husband (a geek :P) and we laugh together :). Well.. actually I'm a geek girl as well :P. But be warned, you might always be his 2nd girlfriend... after his computer ;-)
demeter demeter 10 years
I love geeks/nerds. Definitely my type!
miss-britt miss-britt 10 years
I always had a thing for nerdy ones but i can't say i've dated one. ****"Everything in life is only for now."-Avenue Q****
candy-apple candy-apple 10 years
my boyfriend's a mech geek. he's very useful when it comes to operating welding machines and designing optimized parts for prototype car engine models. i'm sure there's people who need that. not me or any people i know but still.. ;) he does have some other perks too. he can laugh at himself. ...i dont know a single jock/metrosexual/artsy type who can. :)
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