Dating a dork
MATT: He actually notices he's rambling on about the neurology behind toxoplasmosis, for instance, and stops himself, saying, "But enough about zombies.
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The key difference, however, when it comes to nerds, is that you may not recognize what he's doing as making a move.
For example, if a hunger policy expert comes over and, out of the blue, starts telling you about food insecurity issues in rural Texas, he's probably hitting you--but just doing it very poorly. HOW TO WIN OVER A NERD MAURA: What's a good way to win a nerd over?
My mind is blown.# # #After my exceptionally fun evening of speed-dating with the nerds, I decided to get in touch with the man who organized and MC-ed the whole event, on Matt Wasowski, AKA "The Boss of Nerd Nite" (as well as the author of the very nerdy book, .)Anyway, I asked Matt (who found a Hot Band Girl--who plays with Palomar -- to be his girlfriend) if he had any special advice about how to flirt with the nerds ... NERDS ARE JUST LIKE THE REST OF US (OR WE'RE ALL LIKE THEM) MATT: Truth be told, I think we're all nerds--early every single one of us. In fact, I was once dating a nerd, and he asked me whether I was cool or nerdy in high school.
The word applies to anyone who is both passionate and knowledgeable about one particular thing.
HOW TO HANDLE IT IF A NERD MAKES A MOVE ON YOU MAURA: Are nerds more or less likely to make the first move?
He might even sabotage the date to find more engrossing company--whereas other guys will patiently listen to her stories of nail polish and shopping in the hopes of getting into her pants.The nerd will end the date and simply take matters into his own hands; an act with which he's comfortable and familiar. HOW TO SNAP A NERD OUT OF IT MAURA: If a nerd comes over to flirt with you, and the conversation just feels NERDY--like, he's talking about the table of elements, or about a comic book convention he recently went to, or something--is there a way to help snap him out of it?MATT: Just tell him you're a nerd too and share a story about how you were a smart little kid or can name 65 different handbag designers.Of course, every nerd is unique, and nerdiness is definitely a spectrum, but there are some general guidelines that can help make your nerdy relationship work.First, you’ll need to understand how to spark a nerd’s interest.