By the 80's the nerd was becoming more defined, but no less disdained: The rise of tech billionaires, and TBBT, have brought nerds to the brink of coolness.
They're not all happy about their new status, and the swelling ranks of geek-wannabe's.
Use these comments as a place to start but, as always, you'll need to work it out for yourself.
Make an effort to really know the person rather than the label. they are masters in their field, and are deservedly self-confident.
It's like a man telling a stunning woman how beautiful she is. Now, genuinely praise her for some other ability, and she's listening hard! You don't need to share his love of Star Trek, but never (ever ever) diss Leonard Nimoy.
Laughing at Sheldon's crazy quirks is fun so long as he's on TV, but not if you're dating him IRL.
If you're dating a true nerd (quiz), he's likely to contemptuously dismiss fake-nerds. Rather than the stereotype above, I prefer to think of my fellow geeks as people who are intensely alive, open-minded, unconventional and authentic. So, how do you handle a relationship with a nerdy guy?
We're discussing the stereotypical nerd/geek/dork, but you should take it all with a large dose of salt.
Geek guys are usually loyal to their girls the way they’re loyal to their Xbox or action figures. Now are you ready to get started on looking for that perfect geeky boyfriend?
Geeky guys also usually have a somewhat different fashion statement...
one that says that dressing only means covering their naked selves.
It got me thinking, what advice would I give my children if they ever found themselves dating a person they didn't understand?
Conversation on a first date can be excruciating, wouldn't it be nice to have a little insight into the interests of the person across the table?
My general impression is that he’s interested in a relationship, but ‘impressions’ are not hard evidence and I just want to address it explicitly without my inner FEELINGS-VORTEX getting in the way.