I love geeky men. There is nothing sexier to me than a man with smarts, be it in computer programming, psychology, physics, literature, chemistry, history, whatever! The word “doctorate” makes me tingly with happiness. (When I get mine, perhaps I’ll change my handle to e., Ph.D.) I’ll never understand women who date men who don’t challenge them intellectually. A pretty face can only last so long, but a fellow geek can join you on fantastic journeys through literary analysis, jokes about Schrodinger’s cat, and kicking ass throughout Xen’drik, Norrath, or Azeroth.
As I mentioned in my first post, I am a veteran of online dating. I joined Love @ AOL when I was in college and saw it through the merger with match.com. I’ve dabbled in Yahoo Personals, Plenty of Fish, and PerfectMatch. I’ve dated some great people, made some good friends, and have some crazy tales of people I should have left behind their computer screens.
One of the things I love about dating geeks is that I learn all sorts of new geeky things from them. I wouldn’t have gotten into EverQuest if it wasn’t for Sean. I wouldn’t have the extensive knowledge of Star Trek and X-Files that I have without Dave. I can blame my Warcraft problem on Daniel and the reawakening of my interest in psychology to Justin. (He’s also responsible for my itch to go to grad school.) Now there’s Matt. Wonderful, adorable Matt. We started talking online in October and have been together since December. He’s the one responsible for me going back to my RPG roots and learning how to play D&D. He’s the one responsible for the purchase of fuzzy d20s to hang from the rearview of Xanadu, my Mitsubishi Mirage. He’s all sorts of geek and all sorts of wonderful.
So sorry boys, I’m taken.
However, I would love to help you find other girls like me. Girls that appreciate all the reasons why geeks make awesome boyfriends. We’re out there if you know how to find (and keep!) us.