Ladies: 9 Reasons You Should Date a Nerd

by eHarmony Staff

Ladies: 9 Reasons You Should Date a Nerd

Ladies, is the reason you aren’t getting very far in the dating world because you haven’t let go of the girl you were in high school? We know it’s a stereotype, but sometimes women pine after the rebellious cool guy, the one that mothers hate and girlfriends envy. While we’re driving ourselves crazy to impress Mr. Cool, the undiscovered nerd is standing in the shadows waiting to be noticed.

You know who we’re talking about, right? We’re referring to that bespeckled guy that you overlooked so many years ago because he wasn’t cool. Well, brace yourself for revenge of the nerds, because this soft-spoken loner is smart, sincere and will genuinely be nice to you. If you haven’t given a second look to the guy that looks like your former Chemistry tutor, perhaps you should delve deeper into this untapped resource.

Maybe the comic book expert with the closetful of costumes for next month’s convention is a little much. But those guys who walk the line between nerd and die-hard geek could use just a little luring out of their shell. Underneath all of those odd hobbies and quirky friends, these men can not only hold a conversation, but they also champion a woman with an education, a large vocabulary and a mind of her own.

If you have never dated a nerd, consider the following 9 reasons why you might just need a geek in your life.

1. He’s Heartfelt

Although sometimes awkward, geeks are usually well-meaning and sincere. He wants to get to know you and feel comfortable with a real lady. Surely, it is quite a difference from the lonely nights with Lara Croft from Tomb Raider, but a welcome change nonetheless.

2. He’s a Smarty Pants

Nerds usually are intelligent, can hold a good job and are overall self-sufficient. He’s probably responsibly planned for and invested in his future well before any of us have started. Smart guys can also open your horizons and can offer a perspective or education about world news, politics or obscure movie trivia.

3. You’ll get the Star Treatment

Often overlooked, these guys can appreciate a woman when they get one. Likely to be a priority in his life, they show you off to their friends, call when they say they will and will most likely impress Mom and Dad. Okay, so maybe you will be number 2 or 3 after the computer games and geek trivia, but you won’t be on a long list of ladies vying for some time with him.

4. He’s Open to Suggestions

You can offer tips on fashions, hairstyles or even music of present day. They realize that they could use the help when replacing the acid washed jeans or “spiked” hair from the days of yore and welcome their newfound hipness.

5. He’s a Gentleman

A far cry from the smarmy creep at the bar, nerds are more likely to debate your favorite Superman villain than only go after that “one thing.” With little less relationship experience, his naïve fumbling with romantic advances come off as endearing and honest.

6. He’s a Go-Go Gadget Guy

Nerds tend to be more tech-savvy than the average layman, so whenever a frustrating situation happens with cache memory, deleting cookies or synchronizing the network, he can get those gadgets to behave.

7. He’ll Make You Laugh

With quirky interests and a matching sense of humor; nerds can share some interesting trivia or strange hobbies and while laughing at themselves, too. It’s a welcome deviation from the “I’m too cool to laugh at myself” act.

8. He Keeps the Right Company

Nerdy guys often have awkward geek friends. So instead of bad influences or disrespectful attitudes, your nerd man is hanging out with these guys playing Guitar Hero. A welcome reprieve from the raunchy “Guys Night Out,” when who knows what could happen, these guys are spending time with the fellas discussing politics or network gaming. Plus, the buddies treat you nice when you come around, while your new man will be the hit in the group with such a hot gal on his arm.

9. You Can Be Yourself

You don’t have to put on a show for these guys by wearing 4 inch heels and making yourself up to look like a goddess. We bet they wouldn’t mind your hair in a ponytail, the makeup-free glow, or your favorite jersey. You can be yourself around him and he won’t be the jerk that works so hard to make you feel ugly.

Like finding a diamond in the rough, your nerdy guy can be your own little treasure that no one has discovered yet. You will have to discover them, by the way. Nerdy ones are not the type to seek you out or make the first move, so you will have to be the brave one. But upon further examination, choosing a nerd may improve your chances of making a real connection.

Due to their neglected past, there are a bevy of nerdy gentlemen out there that never garnered a second look that are ready and willing to have a real relationship with someone that will give him a chance. So what if they are interested in geeky things? They make great companions because they stimulate the most vital organ: the brain.

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