Dating a geek book
My current boyfriend is a total nerd too, but I almost gave up on our relationship after our first date because he hadn’t read George Orwell’s 1. If you’re a Trekkie, but you discover that the nerd you’re dating hasn’t even seen a clip of Star Trek on You Tube, don’t immediately guffaw.
Maybe she —but if she’s on a quest, you might just be another annoying NPC.But could actually offer some major steps in changing those troubling perspectives.(Full disclosure: Eric Smith is the Social Media & Marketing Manager at Quirk Books, where I also blog from time to time) Trust me when I say with absolutely no pride whatsoever that sad-and-lonely-and-completely-unaware-that-girls-might-actually-be-interested-in-him-19-year-old-Thom read a few similar “How To Pick Up Chicks” books in his time (Worldy-And-Much-More-Mature-28-Year-Old-Thom still asserts that from other “Dating” books—aside from the adorable 8-bit renderings that illustrate its pages, or the wonderful way in which it’s structured like a video game guide, or the hilarious and idiosyncratic allusions to everything from classic is that Smith at no point claims to know what women want or how they think, nor does he offer any suggestions for little tricks that “all” women go for.To find out, our production manager Chris Lough went on a date with the author himself!Read on to see what advice he followed, what advice he didn’t, and how it all ended up.Plot your course carefully, and follow this flight path: Make a plan of attack.
Good news: If you’re looking to meet someone at a convention, the epicenter of geekery, the con schedule may include events centered around doing just that.
, a new how-to book by Eric Smith, coming out on December 3 from Quirk Books.
We’ve gotten a chance to read the book and absorb the lessons it imparts, and while those same lessons are straightforward and admirably presented without shaming, or pigeonholing, we couldn’t help but wonder…how do they work in the field?
"For the right person, this book is the Marauder's Map, the Konami code, the Gray's Sports Almanac of the opposite sex.
It's dangerous to date alone: take this." - Jeff Ryan, author of Super Mario: How Nintendo Conquered America"If dating seems more like a dismal game of Frogger instead of a fun Zelda adventure, you need to read "The Geek's Guide to Dating" by Eric Smith!
There are plenty of criticisms that can be justly leveraged against dating / self-help books as a genre.