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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. The Geeks Guide to Dating is exactly what you would think, a how-to guide for geeks. I wish I had found this book before I met my boyfriend, it might have helped me to understand how my inner geek would relate to his inner geek - then again, as we are both geeks I'm going to get him to read it anyway. The best part about Eric Smith's how-to guide is that it is written by a geek for a geek and contains all sorts of hints, tips and advise for the dating or wants to be dating geek.
Clearly written by someone who understands every level of geekdom there is, this book provides a great breakdown on the various levels of geek, from what each type of geek brings to the table in a both positive and negative sense and how to work around the potential opposite powers of each geek in the relationship. I think the most pleasure I got out of this book was the feeling of not being alone - and being able to quote Captain America in a book review and say "I understood that reference!
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With tips from how to dress, what questions to ask, hygiene I laughed myself silly here , when to initial contact and more importantly when to hold off on contact because the "player two" you have picked may be freaking out. I almost think this book could be used not just for dating but as a general how-to guide to love your inner geek, or how to love YOUR geek, or even how to love and accept the geek in your family - in fact - Eric, I think you need to get on that! I will be recommending this book to geek friends and non-geek friends - and yes, I will be making asking the boyfriend to read it too.
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Buying this as a present for a special lady friend who is a geek and a librarian. The number of foreign translations should speak to the universal appeal of the book. Eric is a must follow on Twitter and Facebook. His love for what he loves his wife, their new baby, their corgi, pop punk and White Castle shines through in a very heart warming fashion on a daily basis.
I love me some Eric Smith. Then get his other books. When you get those, start getting books from the writers he represents. No wonder it was in the bargain bin. My only complaint is how it was so heavy on references. I know, it's supposed to be "Geeky", but the author was trying too hard. The best advice in the book is to listen! Listen, rather than merely wait for your turn to speak again. I don't think I was the target audience for this book I'm a 55 year old geek. I found it too cutesy with too many pop culture references.
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Showing of 14 reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. This book might be racist. I got it for my gf and she liked it. I bought it for a girlfriend of mine for her birthday. It's a witty worthwhile read for sure!
If you are a geeky guy or a girl wanting to understand her game obsessed boyfriend or guy friends this is a book to read. I am not to sure on any valuable lessons from this book but it did have clever moments.
The Pie Scale is something girls can learn from for any situation with guys. One person found this helpful. I bought this book as a gift for my girlfriend with the prior knowledge that I would fit into several of the pigeon holes this book defined as geek. It was soon discovered, however, that this book is a hilariously comprehensive look at what it means to be a geek, and why that's a good thing.
Beginning with a Geek Test, this guide helps an inquisitive woman determine if she is dating a geek.
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Make no mistake though, I'm not a nerd. Inouye makes it very clear; geeks are cooler than nerds since nerds are "socially unacceptable in all circumstances. It's the classic woman goal of a fixer-upper. Why women want to do this is anyone's guess, but for the most part they end up attempting to emasculate rather than groom.
Then, she has a point, but it only goes so far. Written in a language that requires very little geekiness to understand, it's a perfect nightstand book for any woman wanting to keep daily tabs on her man's geek level. It's geekiness for the laywoman. With flow charts, organizational charts, molecule diagrams, and even circuit diagrams - that I appreciated immensely - it's quintessential geek. As a hybrid Jock Geek and Know it all Geek, I feel comfortable in recommending this book for anyone who wants to really know the truth about geekdom.
My boyfriend bought this for me from ThinkGeek after many dropped hints. I honestly could have lived without reading it. Inouye claims that she is "geekier" than other girls, but for some reason this book is FULL of grammatical errors and typos. That drives me insane. I know not everyone can spell, but for goodness sake, everyone can proofread, or get someone else to do it for them!
Secondly, the bulk of this book is She completely debases people she considers "nerds," only slightly exulting geeks above their low station in life. She talks about how if you date a geek, and go to a geek convention, you should find a hot "booth babe" and commence mocking all the geeks. And she is constantly referring to geeky guys as "ugly. There's no picture of her in her bio My latest podcast episode is out! What makes a geek attractive? How do you increase your odds of meeting someone new?
When I grew up in the 90s, I learned to play a bunch of old games that were hard as nails. My NES was filled with challenges that gave me the skills I needed to succeed in the dating world. What do you do when your life appears to be coming apart at the seams? This week I interview my old friend JP Lachapelle, the former lead singer of multiple bands, including Mire and Keychain.