The Geek's Guide to Dating

The Geek's Guide to Dating

by Eric Smith
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The Geek's Guide to Dating by Eric Smith

You keep your action figures in their original packaging. Your closets are full of officially licensed Star Wars merchandise. You’re hooked on Elder Scrolls and Metal Gear but now you’ve discovered an even bigger obsession: the new girl who just moved in down the hall.

What’s a geek to do? Take some tips from The Geek’s Guide to Dating. This hilarious primer is jam-packed with cheat codes, walkthroughs, and power-ups for navigating the perils and pitfalls of your love life with ease. Geeks of all ages will find answers to the ultimate questions of life, the universe, and everything romantic, from First Contact to The Fellowship of the Ring and beyond. Full of whimsical 8-bit illustrations, The Geek’s Guide to Dating will teach fanboys everywhere to love long and prosper.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594746437
Publisher: Quirk Publishing
Publication date: 12/03/2013
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 602,375
Product dimensions: 5.54(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Eric Smith is the cofounder of Geekadelphia, a popular blog covering all-that-is-geek in the City of Brotherly Love, as well as the Philadelphia Geek Awards, an annual awards show held at the Academy of Natural Sciences. He’s written for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Weekly, and Philly.com.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. HI, HAVE YOU MET ME? Beginner Geek Dating
SELECTING YOUR CHARACTER: What Kind of Geek Are You?
I CHOO CHOO CHOOSE YOU: What Kind of Geek Do You Want to Date?
 
Chapter 2. ENGAGE!: Meeting People, Managing Expectations
AVOIDING IRL HELL: Setting Goals for Your Dating Experience
GREETINGS, PROGRAMS!: Online and Virtual Dating
ONE OF US!: Where to Meet Geeks
THE FORBIDDEN ZONE: Where NOT to Meet Geeks
 
Chapter 3. RELEASE THE KRAKEN! Setting Up the Date
DO OR DO NOT, THERE IS NO TRY: How to Ask Someone Out
NO MATTER WHERE YOU GO, THERE YOU ARE: Where to Take Your Date          
HOLY HELPER, BATMAN! How to Deploy Your Wingman
 
Chapter 4. READY, PLAYER ONE? Preparing for Your Date
THE KOLINAHR: Emotional Preparation
THE PON FARR: Physical Preparation
THE KOBAYASHI MARU: Social Preparation
 
Chapter 5. MAKING FIRST CONTACT: The Date
THE PREQUEL: Before the Date
THE QUICKENING: During the Date
THE VOYAGE HOME: After the Date
 
Chapter 6. BEYOND THUNDERDOME: The Aftermath of a Date
GET READY FOR A SURPRISE!: The Next Day
GAME OF THRONES: Casual Dating
THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING: Exclusive Dating
DEALING WITH OUTWORLDERS: Introducing your Significant Other to Your Friends
 
Chapter 7. BOSS LEVEL: Advanced Geek Dating
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER: Getting Serious
I’VE GOT A BAD FEELING ABOUT THIS: Breaking Up
A NEW HOPE: When to Start Dating Again

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The Geek's Guide to Dating 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Don't act like a moe, get him/her to watch the same animes as you, roleplay? Go to conventions together in couples cosplay ( Asuna X Kirito, Italy X Germany ) have nicknames, like west and east. <------- hetalia refrence. Don't be overly attracted to your relationship, and refrence anime alot- or 90's tv shows.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While the art style was interesting and appealed to the gamer inside me, I will have to say the actual advice is overly simplified. It spend too much time delving into its own realm with +10 This and -&hearts;&hearts; That.  It felt less like a dating book and more like a book that would have been better off suited to a different genre with its style.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like how it helps you figure the type of geek you are and helps you figure on your strengths and weaknesses. I can go all day about a game I've played but could tell you nothing about the latest outfits. It's also a great read