Guys guide to dating a geek
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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.
He does, however, explain how you can achieve Han Solo’s “roguish but classy” style without attracting “unwanted attention in a cantina.” Smith further contends that the Cylons of Battlestar Galactica make good dating role models and that a Magic: The Gathering deck is a perfect metaphor for compromise in a relationship.
He also covers moving in together, meeting her family, and proper break-up techniques, with Futurama’s Bender providing an example of what not to do.