Yes, you read that headline right. Being a geek isn’t just for geeks anymore. And thousands of school-uniform-wearing Asian girls agree. Being a geek these days is cool, something to be proud of. And, yes, it is sexy.
In honor of Embrace Your Geekiness Day (July 13th), I think it’s about time for all of us geeks to take pride in our esoteric knowledge of defunct sci-fi television series and our deep understanding of medieval weaponry. Geeks, it is time that you knew why you were sexy.
Of course the first item had to be brains. First of all, chicks dig smart guys. If you’re a geek, you can help people with their computers, dominate a game of trivial pursuit, and wow your date with your in-depth knowledge of natural history on a trip to the museum. And contrary to popular belief, guys dig smart girls too. Who wants to have a conversation with a woman who only talks about tanning and eyeliner? Give me some depth. Brains are sexy, period.
Even if you don’t look like Chris Evans or Angelia Jolie, a little cosplay can go a long way. Dressing up like Captain America or Lara Croft makes you 10 times hotter every time.
If you can take care of yourself financially, that’s always sexier than an model who still lives with their parents. And we all know that with brains comes a good job and some extra spending cash. Geeks run the world—look at Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, or Mark Zuckerberg. If that doesn’t make you sexy, I don’t know what does.
I’ll bet you never knew that all the time you spent building imaginary worlds and creating armor for your WOW avatar would come to use in the real world, but it does. Girls like guys who are creative and can think outside the box, and guys like a girl who isn’t just the same-old, same-old. If you have brains and creativity, the world is your oyster.
5. You can fix stuff
“I just don’t know what’s wrong with my iPod,” the cute co-ed/guy sitting next to you on the bus exclaims. Looks like it’s time for someone to fly to the rescue with their innate geeky sense of technology and engineering. Yes, that’s you.
6. Knowledge of space
For some reason—and don’t ask me why—knowing about space stuff, like constellations, stars, planets, and other geek-manna is really impressive. After watching all that Battlestar, Star Trek, and Firefly, you should have picked up something. Don’t hold back. Let your inner geek shine. And when you go on a moonless walk around the lake, break out your trove of space knowledge. Your date will have no option but to be impressed.
Geeks are downright more interesting than other people. Geeks think more, are more creative, and have unique views of the world. No one wants to date a bore. And your geekiness ensures that your dates will never be boring.
Many of the above points speak to the fact that geeks have amazing imaginations, and that imagination can be translated to the real world, where you can come up with interesting dates, and out-of-the-box thinking that will impress the opposite sex. Imagination is sexier than rock-hard abs any day.
9. Removable glasses
You know that scene in the movies where the librarian takes off her glasses, shakes her hair out, and all of a sudden she’s totally hot? That’s you. And it works for guys too (well maybe not the shaking hair part). But don’t take it from me. Ask Margaret Cho:
You’ve watched the entire series of Battlestar Galactica at least 12 times. You slept on the hard sidewalk outside the Apple store to get your hands on the first iPad. You’ve traveled 14 hours in a Ford Fiesta with 6 other people to get to Comic Con San Diego 4 years in a row. No one can question your devotion. And that may be the sexist thing about you. Your boyfriend or girlfriend knows that you never jump into anything halfway. You’re in it for the long haul. Your devotion is sexy, you geek.
Geeks of the world, now is the time to throw that pocket protector in the trash, step outside your darkened basement, pull the glasses from your face (shake your hair out) and embrace your sexiness.
This was a guest post by Greg Buckskin who is an outdoorsman and tech enthusiast and writes for Comcast.USDirect.