Dating a geek is fun – for a women who is not one …
Of the persons I met last year, one couple does stand out. I am very very happy to got to know the Scobles. I have been a reader of Robert before, but since his wife Maryam started blogging, I love hers. I absolutly do. If you have not subscribed to her, do so.
Her latest post on “In Defense of Geeks or Ten Reasons Why You Should Date a Geek” is again a must read (and don’t forget to read Robert’s answer), but brought me to a point where I say: This is working for a girl who dates a geek who herself is not a geek.
So while it is great to date a geek when you are not one with all the benefits, it is not as easy if you are too a geek. Like me. One could assume, that I even score ‘higher’ for a geek than a non geek woman – he even can talk to me about the stuff and I don’t need to pretend that I am interested or do understand what he says, because I do.
And when going to bok a hotel, we do have the same expectations “great view? Nice. Wifi? Must have”. And if there is a room with a computer in it, chances are, that I am occupying this already – you will have to take Angelina *g* And that powerplug is also mine!
So that should be easy? No. Because I have different expectations of a partner. For me, it is not enough if you are a geek too – you need to be the right geek. I expect from you the same level if not more in knowledge of technology. Of course, you have to have a blog and it would help if you have a podcast too – and you do need to have a good voice. And many more things to consider. Hm – I am not sure if i want to date a guy who uses IE as his browser *g*
On a second thought – being a geek myself, I of course have my own computer and don’t have to face the fact that my husband will not give me his so I can blog, right Maryam? You will need your own latest til blogher! ;)
Update: Tara has some great additions “ Maryam, there are plenty more reasons to date geeks…“