In The Geek’s Guide to Dating, Eric Smith teaches geek males the ins and outs of the art of dating. Using metaphors and sayings from various geek sources (movies, TV, comic books, and games), Smith takes geeks from meeting a partner through the first date and finally to the end/5. “[The Geek’s Guide to Dating] offers serious advice for getting a girl and knowing how to keep her a perfect stocking stuffer!”—Anna Jedrziewski, Retailing Insight “If dating seems more like a dismal game of Frogger instead of a fun Zelda adventure, you need to read "The Geek's Guide to Dating" by Eric Smith!/5(3).
Meeting Women in geek guide to dating eric smith pdf creator Real World Being clevers a ne thing, but sometimes a boy just needs to get out of the house and meet some girls. Hes advising the angsty teen who not only is Flexs creator but may also be on the verge of destroying reality and preventing a group of ctional superheroes from becoming real and. The point is, Flex is guied Jerry, in an early Seinfeld episode, points this out to George: Theres girls everywhere. Look, look, theres one over there.
Less than 50 pages later, I was charmed. Make sure to check out our book giveaway after the interview! Eric Smith: I work at Quirk [Books] by day, and at night I spend a lot of time writing about geek culture. I own a website called Geekadelphia where I talk about the local geek scene here in Philly, and I write for a bunch of other geek websites—do a lot of essays about videogames, stuff like that.
And Jason Rekulak saw the updates. Could you put this into a humorous dating book for geeks? I actually ended up getting engaged to that same girl I was talking about on Facebook, so it worked out. Thank you! Rory, after Rorschach from Watchmen. So how challenging was it to write the book?
I picked up a bunch of dating books. In terms of geek stuff, there was some research there, too. And I really wanted to make sure I was touching on comics, because that can be a very important part of being a geek. If I mention I read comics, the assumption is usually that it's either Wonder Woman or manga love stories. We had the whole "fake geek girl" rant from Joe Peacock all too recently. I'm sure that plenty of the people who liked this review could share similar stories, either personal or one's they have heard from others.
Moreover, even if the book focused on the guy's point of view, the book description makes clear that this is about dating a non-geek. Again, the idea of a female geek is being ignored. My feminine sensibilities do not make me immediately adverse to Star Wars bedsheets.
A guy going on and on about Metal Gear would drive me away, however. I'm just not into console gaming. Frankly, the perils of inter-geek dating are far more interesting. I'm an indie and webcomics geek with a small passion for some tabletop gaming. How would I connect with a console or Internet-gaming geek whose only comic interests are mecha manga?
Maybe I shouldn't be so preemptively judgmental, however. I have been told the advice is mostly universal. Yet, I feel persnickety to ask why couldn't the book be written from that view.