Dating for metalheads

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Geek culture is a reactionary bundle of self-contradictions. OK, I can already hear the fingers clicking as you write me pissed off e-mails and click the “back” button on your browser, but stick with me here, I swear I’m going somewhere with this and it’s not where you think. Geeks foster and maintain the idea that nerds as a collective whole are better, more moral, more open minded and more socially accepting people. Because nerds and geeks are frequently ostracized, you end up with a culture that insists that “ostraciziation is Yet, at the same time, because of this very same culture is one of the most insular you might find; non-geeks are derisively referred to as “mundanes”; anyone criticizing a geek is “just like those jocks/cheerleaders/bitchy girls that made high-school hell for everyone”.

When they run out of the typical ten questions – who are you, what do you do, where did you grow up, etc. Dating a Geek Girl would mean that you wouldn’t have to stress out over those awkward moments where you try to find common ground.

They tend to be loners and introverts and uncomfortable in large social gatherings or with new people.

Their early experiences with being taunted, humiliated and judged by others leads them to prefer the company of their fellow geeks almost exclusively; they have their niche and they’re quite happy there, thank you very much.

She’s waiting in line for the midnight release for Halo 4 and Kingdom Hearts Posterior Aphasia.

She’s clutzy in an endearing way, she wants you to protect her and yet she still wants to fuck your brains out. When you combine this feeling of someone denying everything that you are with the social ostracism and humiliation that geeks have often experienced, it’s small wonder that geeks can turn this fear of rejection into a full-blown phobia.

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