Dating a nerd

The last thing you do is want to bring someone home and have her realize that you’ve decorated your apartment in wall-to-wall nerd.

Now don’t get me wrong: I’m not saying you have to de-geek the entire place.

After all, you’re both geeks; she should understand and forgive you for being socially awkward without your having to make any effort to improve on your part!

It’s a common fallacy; we get so hung up on the “geek” label that we forget that we’re still people too.

But there’s a fine line between showing off your geeky side and something that looks like the Entertainment Earth catalogue crawled into your living room and promptly exploded.

Similarly, it’s time to consider putting away the LEGO dioramas and action figure collections, especially if nobody else is allowed to touch ’em.

Box up the unacceptable gear and put it into storage.

Fortunately, you have the foremost expert in geek dating advice to help you along. It’s your home base, the place where you can be who you are.

And we’re going to change the shit out of it I’ve talked before about how to keep your bachelor pad from being where sex goes to die, but I’m going to re-emphasize the last section here: whether you’re bringing home geeks or jocks, you want to keep your geeky side under control.

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