Why geeks make the BEST boyfriends

In the wide world of dating, there are many options. 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.

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?

6.) Most are quite good at remembering dates. Like birthdates and such, especially if they know it’ll make you happy. Due again to their neglected status, they’re more attentive than guys who “have more options”. Plus, with all that down time without a steady girlfriend, they’ll likely have mental lists of all the things they’d love to do once they GOT a girlfriend.

7.) Sex. Yep. Sex. I’m not really familiar with this myself, but I’ve friends who’ve been intimate with geek guys and it’s raves all around. They say a virgin wrote the Kama Sutra… all that time thinking about sex, imagining sex, dreaming about sex, (they are male after all) coupled with a desire to make you happy? Use your imagination.

8.) They’re relatively low-maintenance. Most can be fueled on pizza, Twinkies and Mt Dew. No complicated dinners needed here, so if you’re not the best cook, eh. Can you order a pizza?

9.) Most frequent bars as often as slugs frequent salt mines. You won’t have to worry much about your geek guy getting his “groove” on with club hotties because, frankly, he’ll be too busy rooting around under his computer wondering where that spare cable went. You won’t have to worry about him flirting with other women because, 9 out of 10 times, he’ll zip right by them in a perfect b-line towards the nearest electronics store. I’ve seen this happen.
Me: “Eww. Victoria Secret’s Models… They’re so skinny. How is that feminine? You can see her ribs!”
Geek Guy: “ooooooo…”
Me: “Hey!” *notices he is staring lustfully towards the computer store*
Geek Guy: “What?”
Me: “Never mind…”

10.) Although he may not want to go to every outing with you, you can arrange swaps, as in, you’ll go to his Gamer Con dressed as an elf princess if he’ll take you to the ballet. Plus, if he doesn’t want to go someplace with you, you won’t have to worry much about what he’s up to. You’ll probably come home to find him asleep on his keyboard in a sea of Mt. Dew cans with code blinking from the screen. It’s ok. He’s used to this. Just toss a blanket over him and turn out the light.

11.) His friends aren’t jerks. I can’t stress this enough. You’ll more likely get “Omg! A GIRL!! Can I see?!” than “Hey hot stuff back that ass up here and let me get some grub on…” They’re awkward geeks too and will, 9 times out of 10, treat you with the utmost respect and, more than likely, a note of awe. A cute girl picked one of their clan to date? It could happen to them! Hope! Drag some of your single girlfriends over, open up a pack of Mt. Dew, crack open the DnD set and get working. Nothing impresses geek guys more than a girl who can hack-n-slash (well ok maybe if she can code… a geek can dream).

12.) They’re rarely if ever possessive. They trust you, so you can be yourself around them. You like to walk around the house in a ratty t-shirt for comfort? He won’t care. He does too! They won’t get pissy if you don’t wear make-up or don’t want to bother primping your hair. If you gain a few pounds, they won’t try their best to make you feel like crap.

13.) They’re usually very well educated. Physics majors and the like. See #5. You won’t have to listen to him blathering on about his car (ok maybe a little), he’ll have loads of other interesting things to talk about. Politics, world events, how much the chicken burgers down at the local place rock, so long as you douse them in hot sauce…

14.) You’ll almost never have to hear, “Yaw dawg whazzap!!” plop out of their mouths. Unless it’s in jest. They spell properly, use correct punctuation, and are able to tell the difference between the toilet and the floor. They almost never get “wasted”, so you won’t have to worry about coming home to find him and his friends passed out on the floor amidst a pile of beer bottles. Mt. Dew cans, perhaps…

15.) And the final reason why geeks and nerds make great boyfriends: They actually give a damn about you. Not how you look (though that’s a plus), not how skinny you are, not how much make-up you primp yourself up with, but they like you for you. That kind of thing lasts longer than “DAMN baby you got a fine ass!!!” Believe me.

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57 responses to “Why geeks make the BEST boyfriends

  1. The default name for the comment here is Randolph Carter. That’s awesome.

    And as a semi-geek, I definitely support this article.

  2. It’s true, us geeks are (mostly) good guys.

    And yes most of this article is true, but here’s some interesting counter-points for you to mull over (I know, two years late….)

  3. #12 is true…until they get burned by that hot girl who goes to the club all the time. After that they’re not nearly as trusting.

  4. Damnit. so true ;_;
    except for me it’s doctor pepper.
    also, number 12 is naked, or at best underwear, not ratty t-shirt

  5. We can talk about this forever, but everyone knows that this just won’t happen. Women don’t think and don’t care.

  6. OMG! Do you know my boyfriend personally? Crazy! You forgot to mention LEGO and XBOX though. :-)

    Go geeks go, you are the best!

  7. I have to agree with this article they do make better boyfriends. I wish could find one were I live at I think they are hiding here.

    • I’m sure there are quite a few where you live. But sometimes they’re just holed up mostly at home. Don’t lose heart! Someone’s out there for you. :D

  8. I already knew I was a geek/nerd but this pretty much confirmed it, however from my experience being said nice guy hasn’t been to benefitial. Mainly because I guess not too many girls have literally “stumbled upon” this article but also because being said “nice guy” allows you to get walked over a lot by the pretty girls when they do show intrest in you…

    • As a geek/nerd, it is your DUTY to spread this article far and wide. :D Also, a woman who takes advantage of ANY guy, regardless of being a geek or a jock, is already a woman of questionable character.

  9. Don’t tell everyone this stuff. I’d rather the smart girls figure it out, leaving the geeks with some quality content.

  10. My boyfriend’s a geek :)
    I’ve never been as loved by anyone than i am by him, trust me i don’t want to be either.
    You could not have described him better if you’d tried, he blinds me geeky knowledge at times but always finds solutions to any technical problems i might have.
    I don’t ever worry when he’s out with his mates. He loves me for me, with respect and trust.
    Trust me ladies, forget the jocks go find yourself a geek, you won’t be disappointed.
    My geek rocks my world :D

    • Good on you, Wolfie for finding someone who takes care of you mentally, emotionally, physically, AND technically! The fact that you recognize his true self beyond labels shows that you both are lucky to have each other. <3

  11. Unfortunately most nice, geeky guys and the girls who would like them never seem to meet each other. (At least in my experience)

    • Hey, Stackware. Throw a party in your own community! Conventions, movie theaters, arcades, libraries, coffee houses, loads of places – see opportunities everywhere.

      • There’s always a secret lair and when you find one in your area…BINGO! Rule of thumb: Just be nice to every cute boy/girl you meet. You never know. ;)

        Happy socializing!

  12. Close of enough of an accurate description. Not all geeks look the same on the outside but are geeky enough on the inside and in my case tend to have an introverted personality ( which is not a bad thing, just misunderstood, misinterpreted and then labeled wrong )

    On a small side note read The Introvert Advantage: How to Thrive in an Extrovert World, for those who can relate it may open your eyes. Not a plug, just a personal recommendation.

    • I think I may agree with Mark 1.0 on the “misunderstood, misinterpreted and then mislabeled” part. We could all do with a little bit more understanding in general when dealing with fellow human beings.

      ONE LOVE. <3

  13. I found this article a great read! I can identify with almost all of it (as a geeky guy). I did notice some of the comments stating the trusting thing to not always be the case however and have to agree there… especially if you’ve been burned before. But the feeling of mutual trust is an extremely wonderful thing, and something that should be strived for!

    • Mutual trust comes from respecting the other person. I think my geek loves are smart enough to know that and pick a wo/man who feels the same. ;)

  14. Brilliant post! So true! I found my boyfriend personality in every point you mentionned :) Except that I’d replace Mt Dew with Coke and I’d add Mc Do as quick junk food they love too :)
    I’ve never been happier than since I am with my geek :)

  15. Great! Now we just need one about why “Geek Girls” make the best girlfriends!
    Seriously, what guy wouldn’t want his girl to dress up like Slave Leia? Everyone secretly loves Star Wars… EVERYONE.

  16. I love geeks too and I like the sentiment behind this article but the way you wrote it just sounds ignorant. What, women can’t be geeks? Women never spend time thinking about sex? Men who can fix things are unattractive? And those aren’t “geeks” never give a damn about others? This isn’t high school, and it’s 2011.

    • I’d love to be credited writing this article but I didn’t. But I do agree that geek gals have qualities that make for awesome girlfriends as well. I’m sure if you’re a decent human being, regardless of labels, you’d make an amazing partner for anyone who’d see that special light in you. ONE LOVE! <3

  17. They are the ones that kinda “float my boat” lol they’re the type of guys I go for alot of the time …. every one arund me says that I like’m “tall and geeky” lol :P

    • We trust that you’re smart enough to weed out those kinds of girls. We just want you to bear in mind, WE’RE NOT ALL LIKE THEM. All we ask is a fair fighting chance. ;)

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  19. I realize this is a two year old article but I’ve stumbled to this a few times and while I understand that you didn’t write it you obviously support or at least agree with it and I have to say as a lifelong, self proclaimed geek I find this pretty damn offensive. Almost every single bullet in this list is an insult that is nicely worded to sound like a compliment.

    In the first few we are painted as self pitying losers who will happily fix anything you break for a few honeyed words, and while most of us have been ridiculed by our classmates for knowing the answer to every question a teacher has ever asked, most of us have retained enough of our self respect to not let some bimbo use us for our brains. Purposefully setting out to adopt an abused puppy is a good idea, don’t do it with men.

    In one of the points (number 10) it sounds as if we’ll just happily sit at home while you go out and cuckold us. “You can go out and flirt around all you want and he’ll never suspect a thing because he’s just so happy that you aren’t laughing at his spiderman underwear” <- That is what number 10 sounds like to me.

    Number 6 makes us sound like we're desperate losers who just sit at home thinking about what we would like to do if we actually had someone to spend time with.

    Number 7 is basically the same thing as number 6 except sex related.

    Number 8 is just reiterating the idea that as long as you're not incredibly abusive we will lick your wrists.

    Number 11 sounds like you expect us to worship you. You really expect geeks to be in awe of you? That only happens in The Big Bang Theory or movies.

    The remainder, which are only moderately acceptable, essentially all say the same thing: "Geeks are smart." Duh? The problem with that is the fact that we are smart enough to see through your petty, manipulative personality. While you responded to Web Design that women aren't all just out to use men, the very fact that you reposted this list is glaring evidence to the contrary.

    While I did indeed recognize a great deal of myself in this list if a girl told me this list was the reason she decided to say yes to my dinner date you had better believe she would be paying her half of the check and catching a cab home. Hope you carry cash.

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