But Smith argues that everyone’s equal in pursuing a date, but geeks in general could use some tips. Women aren’t princesses who need saving, and no one wants to be treated as such.
And by the same token, there’s nothing aimed at LGBTQ singletons. If you want some embarrassing pick up lines that’ll make you cringe, there’s a Howard Wallowitz “Pickup Scientist” Meme you and your readers can flip though. What is the most ultimate tip geeks can take away from this book? The book definitely encourages that, again and again. Til then, fussing over new book ideas and blogging away.
Besides these facts – the book would make for a fun gift for your endearingly awkward friend and we could all probably learn something new within these pages, no matter how geeky you think you are or not. By day, I can be found working at Quirk Books, a publisher in Philadelphia who puts out an array of appropriately geeky books. If that doesn’t explain it, I don’t know what will.
I spoke with Smith to find out about his motives, get some style tips and find out what he really thinks about geek stigmas. I also run a hyper-local geek blog with one of my best friends, a site called Geekadelphia, and a black tie awards show called the Philly Geek Awards, where we honour local geeks in and around our city.
"--Bonnie Burton, author of "The Star Wars Craft Book" & host of "Geek DIY""For the right person, this book is the Marauder's Map, the Konami code, the "Gray's Sports Almanac" of the opposite sex.
"--Tara Bennett, co-author of "Fringe: September's Notebook "and "LOST Encyclopedia".".is a welcome alternative to the 'pick-up artist' phenomenon courting this same demographic.""--Publishers Weekly""["The Geek's Guide to Dating"] offers serious advice for getting a girl and knowing how to keep her...a perfect stocking stuffer!
He walks readers through a first date simulation, outlining effective conversation strategies and topics to avoid.
Smith does a great service for both sexes by disabusing men of the concepts of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl and “the friendzone,” while also discouraging “idiosyncratic ‘trademark’ wardrobe items” such as fedoras.
Smith, who addresses the reader as “Player One,” provides tips on how to “hack” online dating profiles, the proper etiquette for approaching women on Facebook and Twitter, and the best locations for meeting like-minded women in real life. Smith, a self-declared geek, is not asking anyone to change just to get a girl, he’s just showing you what will work best with your options, no matter what kind of geek you are (Book worm? And as a geeky gal reading this, I was bummed not to see anything aimed at women besides a disclaimer page saying that mostly everything applies (besides maintaining facial hair). What are some of the geekiest pick-up lines you can think of? I don’t use them, so I don’t think I really know any. My super agent is busy pitching my YA novel series, so hey, hopefully something happens with that! But Eric Smith can tell you a lot more to ease you through the process of asking a girl out in his new book, The Geek’s Guide to Dating. In a tongue-in-cheek style, this guide has exactly what the “Player One” who has everything but his leading lady needs, from the beginning of the quest to date level to the possible “Beyond Thunderdome.” I’m not a geek guy, but I know that this book should be read with a sense of humour. Sometimes, it reads like Player One barely interacts with society, but even if you live in a man cave, there’s still a gal out there for you who’s waiting for you to say ‘hi.’ And if you use this book as a drinking game every time there’s a reference to something geeky (popular ones are , video games and Star Wars), you will be drunk within the first 10 pages. She holds a special place in my rom-com heart, what can I say?Learn how to meet people in the real world and connect off-line for a change.You may even level up to a romance worthy of an RPG!