Prologue: Why We Are Doing This
As part of my job at the juvenile court, I get to teach kids about dating. I don’t just teach kids about Good Touch, Bad Touch and correct really distorted thinking. Oh no. I talk to them about all sorts of positive social behaviors, including: How to talk to women appropriately (Lil’momma and Bitch, as it happens, do not impress women); how to act on a date; where to go on a date (there is more to life than Old Country Buffet and McDonalds) and how going on a date does not mean that you are entitled to anything.
If I can help my clients with those topics, I believe I can also provide a service to my own demographic: Geeks and Nerds. I want to help my fellow geeks to get a date.
Even with the rise of Geek Chic in the late 90s, a number of my people have had difficulties dating. Looking like a geek and being into geek things does not make one a geek. Unfortunately, most geeks also lack proper social decorum–and this, more than anything else, defines a geek. I like to think that I have enough social poise and grace to hang out with non-geeks. For evidence, I can point to the geeks and non-geek women I’ve dated over the past seventeen years. Furthermore, I do have a testimonial from a geek friend, “You are the least geeky of all of us. You go out.”
I’ve got geek cred, I teach pro-social skills and I have actual social skills. Now I need a partner in crime A fellow geek whose dating history is as sordid as mine. A motivational speaker, writer and blogger. This calls for a Genius.