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The Geek's Guide to Dating

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ISBN13: 9781594746437
ISBN10: 1594746435
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Publisher Comments:

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.

Review:

"Brimming with references to Star Trek, Firefly, and Pokemon, this dating guide by popular blogger Smith is aimed at an ever-growing population of self-described male 'geeks' . 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. 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. With Smith stressing understanding and respect for women, this is a welcome alternative to the 'pick-up artist' phenomenon courting this same demographic." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

You keep your action figures in their original packaging. Your bedsheets are 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 Eric Smith in The Geek’s Guide to Dating. This hilarious primer leads geeks of all ages through the perils and pitfalls of meeting women, going on dates, getting serious, breaking up, and establishing a successful lifelong relationship (hint: it’s time to invest in new bedsheets). Full of whimsical 8-bit illustrations, The Geek’s Guide to Dating will teach fanboys everywhere to love long and prosper.

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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Tim Lewis, November 17, 2014 (view all comments by Tim Lewis)
The Geek’s Guide to Dating is a treasure trove of useful knowledge for enhancing most types of relationships, at least at a beginning level. After reading only one or two chapters of The Geek’s Guide to Dating, it dawned on me that this is actually a serious guide of dating advice for forming dating relationships disguised as humor. Eric Smith combines common sense with some practical tips to give much-needed advice not only to geeks but to everyone attempting to form a relationship with the opposite gender. Geeks will better understand the analogies, but everyone should be able to collect some wisdom from this fun gem of a dating guide, even those of us who are married but are always seeking to improve the connection with our significant other. However, consider this only the beginning and that deeper relationships require much more work than playing a video game.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781594746437
Author:
Smith, Eric
Publisher:
Quirk Books
Subject:
Humor-Relationships
Publication Date:
20131231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
17
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
7.2 x 5.3 x 0.8 in 0.775 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Brimming with references to Star Trek, Firefly, and Pokemon, this dating guide by popular blogger Smith is aimed at an ever-growing population of self-described male 'geeks' . 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. 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. With Smith stressing understanding and respect for women, this is a welcome alternative to the 'pick-up artist' phenomenon courting this same demographic." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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