Why geeks and nerds are worth it

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A girl writes about why she prefers to date geeks and nerds.
There are 63 comments:
Male 136
Ahh i love girls who can understand us *quote* Popularity Challenged*end quote* There are so many but none of them go to my school. A nerd is somebody who is intelligent from the point of a little bit to the guy who reads the dictionary, A geek is the dude you seee playing online and going to D&d meetings at 1 A.M. i am a mixture of the two although i would rather be called a nerd. I am a smart independent guy who is sensitive and can understand girls.
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Female 15,763
I have a crush on a dude who isn`t exactly popular with the other girls. I would be the happiest girl in the world if he liked me.... >3 *siiiiiiiigh* <3
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Male 383
I love myself, and I`m a geek... So I love geek(s) too! Whee.
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Male 1,866
makes senses.... i wanna be a nerd!
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Male 122
[quote]On 5/2/2005 7:48:45 PM Shikikan wrote: the fact is really stereotyping is bas for everybody. Claiming that girls are shallow, geeks are uncool, and jocks are insensitive. There are some people who adhere to the stereotype and some that don`t. One of my best friends would be considered a jock and he is actually a pretty great person. Likewise I know some geeks that are popular, and nice guys who have it easy with women, and I know girls that aren;t shallow at all. [/quote]

You saved me a lot of typing. These stereotypes (people into computers and tech are sensitive and can`t like sports, people who do like sports are insensitive and `jocks`, etc.) are ridiculous.

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Male 341
Made me feel good about myself!
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Female 5
I love geeks. Just look at Rivers Cuomo. I`d shag him in a flash if I had the chance.
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Female 578
I`m with you Elf! Except for the typing in leet part. That`s just noobish nowadays.
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Male 11
/\ /\ /\ and the Omega Moo
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Male 289
I`m a geek, and if more people would read that article maybe I could finally get a girlfriend dammit.
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Female 93
I <3 geeks.

I`m amoung the growing group of female geeks. We spend out time Role playing, typeing in leet, studying, obsessing over Lord of the rings/Star wars/star gate/anime/video games/computers... HELL YEAH!

We love guys with the same interests so yep.

Geeks Rule.

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Male 904
I`m not a geek, or a nerd, or a jock or anything else really I`m just me. I always see girls for who they are. It just seems sometimes that girls are too often obsessed with the `right image`. And before anyone lauches a tirade against me about being sexist I know blokes are just as bad. just not me :-) Point being I fit this girls list without actually being a geek or nerd (apart from the one about finding me unconsious surrounded by beer bottles ;-))
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Male 526
Geeks dont like sports, and doing crap like that, most of the time, and to "not be a geek" you have to do those things. Dudes are asses about if you suck at sports-- which is why people suck.
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Male 214
the way I`ve always considered a geek, is someone who is passionate about a more mental oriented activity or hobby.
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Male 9
There`s more than one type of geek. I`m sorta a metalhead and a techie and...im just different. There`s people in band, orchestra, choir; then there`s the trekies and the star wars fanatics and people who are obsessed with online gaming. of course i fit in all of em except band, orchestra and im not a trekie
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Male 372
This woman is my new best friend. Whoever the hell she is.
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Male 31
correction: if more girls thought like this i would have a better chance of getting a date. based on your explanation of geek v. nerd, i believe i fit right in between the two. i dont sacrifice intelligence for more geek-oriended stuff like programming when i dont have to.
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Male 31
awsome. if all girls thought like this i would have a chance of getting a date.
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Female 344
I would go out with a nerd. The problem is that they wouldn`t go out with me. o.o
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Male 17
I hope more girls feel that way. Perhaps there is hope for me after all!
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Male 214
the fact is really stereotyping is bas for everybody. Claiming that girls are shallow, geeks are uncool, and jocks are insensitive. There are some people who adhere to the stereotype and some that don`t. One of my best friends would be considered a jock and he is actually a pretty great person. Likewise I know some geeks that are popular, and nice guys who have it easy with women, and I know girls that aren;t shallow at all.
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Female 129
I could not agree more.
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Female 1
Geeks are awesome. Hearing about your heroic deeds in D&D or the merits of your favored programming language is infinitely more interesting than having a "hot" guy mack on me. But how about an article about geek girls and geek guys? Yeah you may think its cool to have a chick who can rack up frags on your friends at the next LAN party, but are you willing to let her take over your rig for some quality human & machine time? Geek guys, though they are generally more sensitive might still feel threatened by a *gasp* girl being better than them in thier area of expertise. I love my geek friends and I`ve leaned a LOT from dating geek guys. But now I have my beer-swilling, baseball-waitching non-geek. He cooks, I clean, he maintains the car, I maintain the computers; we balance each other`s strengths and weaknesses. My point is: there are good guys out there, don`t discount the geeks or even the non-geeks.
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Female 253
I agree with pipelias, I know some guys who are always complaining "I can`t get a girl because I`m a nice guy. Why don`t girls ever like the nice guys?" On and ON. It`s not because they`re nice guys that we don`t date them. It`s because they whine.
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Female 2
I like me some geeks. *Shifty eyes*
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Female 1,018
I agree with the article, even if some of the points are cliched. I fancy geeks, so what. All of the `jock` guys I know are tossers, and I`d rather not shag a complete jerk thanks.
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Male 23
The biggest problem that geeks have is that they have a stigma of self-unbelief. They think jocks are the only guys that get girls. If you just go out there and ask out 20 girls, even if only one says yes, you still got a date, no matter what.

Just sayin`.

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Female 718
oh mountain dew is like red bull then... sounds more like mineral water but hey whatever sounds nice
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Female 1,784
oh and another thing, Isnt the lead singer off the band Weezer a hot geek? well okie maybe not hot but good looken and cool!
camon guys geeks rock and there hot
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Female 1,784
eep sorry for the typos lol
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Female 1,784
okie I am truly insulted with what yotimes3 has said. I am not shallow!! Thats so unfair. Its like saying all black ppl are thugs! And you kno thats not true. I never dated a good looking guy yet, and I loved them so much everyone off the guys I had ever been with I loved not coz off there looks coz off there personailty. One guy I dated was 200 pounds and he was one off the greatest boyfriends. I still thought he was a cutie. ANother one I dated has the worst acne ever all ovre his intyer body. I stayed with him for 2 years and I wa gonna marry him. I also dated another guy who was skinner then me and had the messyest hair and the biggest glasses. Maybe in high school gurls havta be a little shallow, but thats coz if you didnt date the jocks you wern`t populer. I hapen to perfure geeks. Coz guys like yotimes3 make me only want to date geeks and guys who arnt pretty boys more.
*phew!* lol
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Male 189
I have a friend that`s a geek, and he`s one of the best friends i`ve ever had. And he`s probably one of the coolest guys in the school. And to answer your question, nerds are more intellegence/education centered. Geeks are more computer techie type. I think this article is great. Geeks aren`t what everyone portrays them to be, they can actually be some of the best people you`ll ever meet.
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Male 1,348
Im a computer tech for a living. Yes im a major nerd but I dont fit the stereo type of how one looks. I look more like a biker I guess. 8-)

...oh god I need a GF <3

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Female 214
The girl has some good points...i mean...the jock guys don`t give a s hit about you...the geek guys are so happy that they got a girl, that they will treat you the way you deserve to be treated...*ALL HAIL THE NERDS*<3
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Male 578
Hey, that article made me feel good about myself. :-)
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Male 88
For the folks from Europe who are unfamiliar with Mt. Dew (I hope you were being sincere instead of sarcastic), Mt. Dew is a sweet soda LOADED with caffeine that is the beverage of choice for code-monkeys and all-night LAN party gamers. It`s as ubiquitous in a geek`s home as sports mementos in a jock`s house.
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Male 422
I guess that`s my problem: I`m a hopeless geek who *also* doesn`t know how to fix anything technical. Alas, alas.
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Female 132
geeks are people too - i`ve been to enough lan parties to find that one out. if you don`t mind never seeing the sun again and getting that green computer-screen-glow, it`s whole load of fun!

though one does wonder what would happen if geeks became so popular with girls that the entire chauvinistic, ass-slapping whazz-upping side of the male race became extinct. what a great day for humanity that would be.

oh, and what`s the technical difference between a geek and a nerd? just always wondered...

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Female 87
wow they have that bad language filter on full blast, eh?
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Female 87
none-nice = coughnon-nice individualscough
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Female 87
this was written by someone who has been with all the non-nice individuals.
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Female 278
That might be, save for the stupid nerds - nerds and geeks who aren`t tech-savvy or brainy. Still, THE ACNE! Just think of THE ACNE!!
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Female 368
I definitely agree with most of what this article had to say, and I think there actually are a lot of women who feel the same way.
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Male 926
yeah what is this obsession with nerd/geeks liking mountain dew?
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Female 29
I love geeky and nerdy guys. I`ve dated my share of non-geeks and nerds and have found that I prefer the geeks. My girlfriends and I have often made similar roots for the geeks as this person has made. There is nothing better than a cute geek or nerd!
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Female 718
the article makes sense... but whats mountain dew? some kinda mineral water or what?
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Female 648
Um, yeah, ugly nerd boys have gross cooties, but hey, I`m desperate enough.
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Male 926
<angryly> I felt good for myself till people started saying that this article may not actually mean something
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Female 134
as a woman who is happily married to a complete and total (self-confessed) nerd - i whole heartedly agree with this article!! --- yotimes3, i am sorry you are so cynical... it seems from your post that you apparently have a pretty low opinion of women, ever think THAT might be your problem???
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Male 181
i dont care what you girls say, to you its all about looks. i nerds are such good people, why most of all single? becasure they are ugly and all girls are shallow ;-/
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Male 88
Don`t worry, everybody is *somebody`s* fetish. Geeks are just this authors thing. It`s nice to see someone who actually knows what they want.
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Female 325
Even if the chick who wrote is a geek/nerd, she`s got valid points. I`m sure a girl wrote it, cuz I`ve had conversations like this with my female frineds (ok, we`re engineers and surrounded by geeks/nerds... they rub off on you...not in that way you pervert!)

I`ve dated my share of both, and I`ll tell ya that there are enough cute geek guys out there, and even some that aren`t so cute at first will look cuter the more you spend time with them. The bar-attending, balls-for-brains, jock-type are sure to cheat on you, treat you like crap, and eventually dump you for some drunk whore with bigger boobies. No girl should want to be that druk whore just to get a guy.

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Male 161
Why can`t a geek wear a flashy shirt? I spend days and nights on my laptop, but when it comes to having fun the laptop goes out the window.
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Male 53
Excellent, that article made me feel good about myself!
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Female 27
snif...i wish i could get mountain dew!
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Male 32
i don`t think a woman wrote this article. most likely it is written by a... you guessed it! GEEK/NERD.
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Male 1,033
That`s incredibly derogatory
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Male 2,519
the last point sums it up.
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Female 2,244
yeah, have to agree with callmealice, she had valid points. although i wouldnt follow her advice.
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Female 435
Hey the girl had some valid points.. :-)
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Male 203
Just as you are clearly opinionated. Crowe
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Female 2,144
She`s obviously a geek herself then.
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Male 10,115
Link: Why geeks and nerds are worth it [Rate Link] - A girl writes about why she prefers to date geeks and nerds.
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