You keep your action figures in their original packaging. Your closets are full of officially licensedStar Wars merchandise. You’re hooked on Elder Scrolls and Metal Gear but now you’ve discovered an even bigger obsession: the new girl who just moved in down the hall.
What’s a geek to do? Take some tips from The Geek’s Guide to Dating. This hilarious primer is jam-packed with cheat codes, walkthroughs, and power-ups for navigating the perils and pitfalls of your love life with ease. Geeks of all ages will find answers to the ultimate questions of life, the universe, and everything romantic, from First Contact to The Fellowship of the Ring and beyond. Full of whimsical 8-bit illustrations, The Geek’s Guide to Dating will teach fanboys everywhere to love long and prosper.
Brimming with references to Star Trek, Firefly, and Pokemon, this dating guide by popular blogger Smith is aimed at an ever-growing population of self-described male geeks . Smith, who addresses the reader as Player One, provides tips on how to hack online dating profiles, the proper etiquette for approaching women on Facebook and Twitter, and the best locations for meeting like-minded women in real life. He walks readers through a first date simulation, outlining effective conversation strategies and topics to avoid. Smith does a great service for both sexes by disabusing men of the concepts of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl and the friendzone, while also discouraging idiosyncratic trademark wardrobe items such as fedoras. He does, however, explain how you can achieve Han Solo s roguish but classy style without attracting unwanted attention in a cantina. Smith further contends that the Cylons of Battlestar Galactica make good dating role models and that a Magic: The Gathering deck is a perfect metaphor for compromise in a relationship. He also covers moving in together, meeting her family, and proper break-up techniques, with Futurama s Bender providing an example of what not to do. With Smith stressing understanding and respect for women, this is a welcome alternative to the pick-up artist phenomenon courting this same demographic.