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Ten Reasons Why You Should Date a Geek

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    Manip

    Ten Reasons Why You Should Date a Geek

    Generic Blog wrote:

    According to a post on Roberst Scoble (employee of Microsoft) his wife her blog and other related articles I made a list of Ten Reasons Why Girls Should Date a Geek.

    1. Geeks are useful, they can fix your desktop, laptop, … Those skills are very useful and can make your life run smooth.
    2. They are romantic than they’re given credit for. Their idea of romance might be making up a web-page abut about you. But hey it lasts longer than flowers and you can show your friends.
    3. They’ve got brains and they’re usually very well educated.
    4. They’re relatively low-maintenance. So there will be no complicated dinners needed. And if you’re not the best cook, you can order a pizza.
    5. You won’t have to worry about what he’s doing. You’ll probably find him at his computer.
    6. They trust you, so you can be yourself around them. You like to walk around the house in a ratty t-shirt for comfort? He won’t care. They won’t get pissy if you don’t wear make-up or don’t want to bother primping your hair.
    7. He will make you shine everywhere you go. No matter how clumsy you sense of style, no matter how awkward your social skills, you’ll be a fashion star and a classy diplomat next to your geek. He’ll make you look so good; you’ll fall in love with yourself.
    8. If you are not into computers, TVs and DVD and you don’t care about being popular and fashionable. What about the newest techie gadgets? You are going to be a proud owner of the latest gadgets if you ever decide to date a geek.
    9. He won’t cheat on you either. Place the sexiest woman on earth in a room with a geek, say Angelina Jolie. At the other corner of the room, place the latest model of some computer or other. I am willing to bet that your geek would want to play with that computer much more than getting to know Angelina Jolie. In fact, he might not even see her if the computer is on and connected to the Internet. C’mmon he has to check his email, surf the web and blog about the fact that he is in a room with Angelina Jolie.
    10. The final reason is: They actually give a damn about you. Not how you look (though that’s a plus), not how skinny you are, not how much make-up you primp yourself up with, but they like you for you.

     

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    Karim

    Bleah.  He ripped off Maryam's blog, couldn't be bothered to link to the original blog post, and his version isn't nearly as good as the original.  He can't even be bothered to refer to her by name.  What's up with that?

    This is like downloading what you think is a great song, and it turns out to be a tone-deaf amateur screaming the song off-key, a capella into a cheap microphone and getting half the words wrong.

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    Manip

    Karim, it isn't about the content it is about the packaging. If I had posted the original article a fair few people wouldn't have wasted ten minutes trying to read it; however a nice clean bulletin point list will grab MOST people's attention.

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    SlackmasterK

    Maryam wasn't the first poster either.  At least, not conceptually. I remember seeing it a few months ago on some Top10 website, and I'm willing to bet even that was a derivative of something else.  Ideas like this have been around for a long time.

    Though, I saw that post in Maryam's blog, and I liked a similar list she linked to on one of her friends' blogs.  It was the top 10 best things about dating a female computer geek; my favorite was "She can fix her own damned computer".

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    Michael Griffiths

    Manip wrote:

    Karim, it isn't about the content it is about the packaging. If I had posted the original article a fair few people wouldn't have wasted ten minutes trying to read it; however a nice clean bulletin point list will grab MOST people's attention.



    Funnily enough, Maryam has bullet points on her blog.

    MSN Spaces just utterly destroys them. They're shunted off to the left of the layout.

    She's probably using Email Publishing, and sent that from Microsoft Outlook (or something). It seems Spaces doesn't play nice with funny Word HTML.

    For completeness' sake, here's her post; same one Karim linked to:

    Maryam
    In Defence of Geeks of Ten Reasons You Should Date a Geek wrote:

    About a year ago I appeared along with my loving geeky husband at the Chris Pirillo Show and stated my reasons why ladies should consider dating a geek. A week ago, Brian Bailey emailed me and kindly asked me to write a post on ten best things about being married to a geek.

     Now, I don’t praise Robert on this blog too much, because A, his head would get too big and it would be hard to live with him under one roof and B, I don’t think it is very amusing or interesting when couples say mushy stuff about each other. Happy couples make me sick. Akh, gross, gag me with a spoon.

     But I feel after three months of picking on him on this blog, I owe him one nice post and truth be told, I do love the guy. I am crazy about that goofball. Shhhhhh, don’t tell him I said that. So ladies, here are ten best things about being married to a geek:

    1. He can fix your computer. There I said it. Do you really need another reason? He is not a bum. He has useful skills that can make your life (at least the part that is spent on the computer, and let’s face it, that is where we all spent most of our time any way) run smooth. Not enough? OK, here’s number two.
    2. He has friends who can fix your computer. So now you are in a relationship and he knows he’s got you and doesn’t feel like he needs to jump every time you call. All of a sudden he is too busy for you? He has work to do and can’t get there fast enough? No problem. Call one of his buddies. They’d love to help out. Geeks are the most helpful friends you’d ever make.
    3. Not a computer person? OK, here’s the killer. He can also hook up the TV, connect the DVD player and Tivo your favorite programs. He’ll also hook you up with the sweetest sound system you’ve ever heard. It would be like angels singing to you.
    4. Looking further for another reason? Yes, you guessed it. He has friends who can hook up the TV, connect the DVD player, etc. etc. etc.
    5. And it gets better: Not only can he fix your computer and DVD player, he can do the same for your friends. All of a sudden your social life will pick up. Your phone won’t stop ringing. Dinner invitations come up every night of the week. You’d be as popular as if you owned a truck and you don’t even have to help anyone move.
    6. Sigh…you really want more reasons to date a geek? Fine. Here’s one for your vanity. He’ll make you shine every where you go. No matter how clumsy your sense of style, no matter how awkward your social skills, you’ll be a fashion star and a classy diplomat next to your geek. He’ll make you look so good; you’ll fall in love with yourself.
    7. So you are not into computers, TVs and DVDs and you don’t care about being popular and fashionable. What about the newest techie gadgets? Do you like cell. phones, digital cameras, camcorders, or MP3 players? Forget bling bling. Let me tell you girlfriend, you are going to be a proud owner of the latest gadgets if you ever decide to date a geek. Your cell. phone will not only have your best friends’ number on speed dial, it would also be able to take pictures, make movies and even do your nails. Your sleek, sexy, and very small digital camera will take pictures that will put Ansel Adams to shame and your brand new, top of the line MP3 player will make all the heads turn your way.
    8. Not satisfied yet? Ok, I hear you. You are saying gadgets and toys are fun, but they won’t keep me warm in the middle of the night, if you know what I mean. Well, I didn’t think I would have to tell you this, but I guess you are going to make me spell it out for you. Here’s the deal, sweet and simple: Your geek will worship the ground you walk on. He’ll be so happy that a pretty girl like you paid attention to him that he’ll be at your feet. He’ll adore you as if you were his queen. In his arms, you’ll feel like you are at the top of the world. Believe me, I know what I am talking about.
    9. I know I got your attention now, but wait it gets better. He won’t cheat on you either. You don’t believe me? Here’s a test. Place the sexiest woman on earth in a room with a geek, say Angelina Jolie in a Victoria Secret sexy lingerie. At the other corner of the room, place the latest model of some computer or other. I am willing to bet my bottom dollar that your geek would want to play with that computer much more than getting to know Angelina Jolie. In fact, he might not even see her if the computer is on and connected to the Internet. C’mmon he has to check his email, surf the web and blog about the fact that he is in a room with Angelina Jolie Wink
    10.  Ok, reason number ten. Did I mention he can fix your computer??


    Source.

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    Michael Griffiths

    SlackmasterK wrote:
    Maryam wasn't the first poster either.  At least, not conceptually. I remember seeing it a few months ago on some Top10 website, and I'm willing to bet even that was a derivative of something else.  Ideas like this have been around for a long time.


    There was one posted on Craigslist called Why Geeks Are Worth It.

    I rather liked that one.

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    Karim

    Manip wrote:
    Karim, it isn't about the content it is about the packaging. If I had posted the original article a fair few people wouldn't have wasted ten minutes trying to read it; however a nice clean bulletin point list will grab MOST people's attention.


    That's completely subjective.  It certainly didn't take me ten minutes to read Maryam's original post.  I didn't think his "repackaging" someone else's content was an improvement in this case -- apparently you did.

    I would have minded less that he ruined a perfectly funny post by Maryam if he had put a little more effort into attribution.  He could have linked to Maryam's original post.  How hard is it to put in a hyperlink?  He could have just linked to her blog's main page.  He could have also referred to her by name instead of referring to her as the wife of "Roberst Scoble," and not even spelling that right.

    He wrote "I made a list" -- man, that was like hearing William Hung butcher the song "Rocket Man," and then hearing him claim he wrote the song.

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    Minh

    Karim wrote:

    He wrote "I made a list" -- man, that was like hearing William Hung butcher the song "Rocket Man"


    "butcher" is also a completely subjective word Smiley . It's good to see my man making it to such a height so quickly, but you know, "Inspiration" is an album I don't mind Bit Torrenting... I see a music video in the near future.

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    eagle

    Oh, manip's dating a Geek.....excelent!

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    JohnAskew

    Karim wrote:

    Bleah.  He ripped off Maryam's blog, couldn't be bothered to link to the original blog post, and his version isn't nearly as good as the original.  He can't even be bothered to refer to her by name.  What's up with that?

    This is like downloading what you think is a great song, and it turns out to be a tone-deaf amateur screaming the song off-key, a capella into a cheap microphone and getting half the words wrong.



    ROFL

    You're supposed to turn your head when you cough...

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    Cybermagell​an

    I remember this being part of a commedian skit on comedy central a few years ago...it's OLD.

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    Sabot

    An_Angel wrote:


    The main problem I see with all these posts is that they assume that Geek = Male

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    An_Angel

    In my defence all I have done is a response to counter act them, if you guys want to do one that is based on a female geek then go for it.  I'd love to hear 10 reasons to date a geek and 10 reasons not to date a geek (from the male view point) 

    I think you will find the others were all written by females having dated male geeks.  So lets see it the other way round.

    Smiley

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    blowdart

    An_Angel wrote:

    I think you will find the others were all written by females having dated male geeks.  So lets see it the other way round.



    That would mean having had experience of dating a girl geek though Tongue Out

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    An_Angel

    Well I'm sure they aren't impossible to find and I know they exist here in London, and I'm pretty sure that they date! 

    So, off you go then... let's hear it... or maybe this is why you havn't heard the male perspective of 10 reasons to/ not to date a geek!  Smiley

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    Steve411

    Another thing that you should note. When you're with a girl, don't be a geek. Wink

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    Michael Griffiths

    An_Angel wrote:


    More accurate Tongue Out

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