Maybe I shouldn't be so preemptively judgmental, however. Yet, I feel persnickety to ask why couldn't the book be written from that view.
Don't force it into geek male dating non-geek female.
As for me: I've been married for thirteen years, since I was 20. They might annoy some people, but I got a huge kick out of it.
I don't need dating advice at this point; more like, advice on how to tell my husband, nicely, to pick up his socks off the floor for the &^% time. At my wedding, I walked down the aisle to the Final Fantasy theme--something I had planned since I was 11. I knew I'd love the book when, just a few pages in, the author described how he had grown to maturity and re-played Chrono Trigger along the way and named Marle for different crushes and girlfriends.
We had the whole "fake geek girl" rant from Joe Peacock all too recently.
I'm sure that plenty of the people who liked this review could share similar stories, either personal or one's they have heard from others.
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. Take some tips from Eric Smith in The Geek’s Guide to Dating.
So Eric Smith, if you find a way to rip a hole in time and space, please send this book to my 18-year-old self." Clearly, this simple review resonated with a lot of folks on Goodreads.The mere concept of female geeks is often outright ignored; forced into narrow, allowed areas; or outright challenged and denied.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. Take some tips from Eric Smith in The Geek’s Guide to Dating. I'll just put it nice and simple: NOT ALL GEEKS ARE GUYS!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). Added on December 11, 2013: Given that this short little review continues to get likes and comments, I thought I should comment further as to why I originally posted it.Full of whimsical 8-bit illustrations, The Geek’s Guide to Dating will teach fanboys everywhere to love long and prosper. As of the time of this posting, I still have not read this book. I'll just put it nice and simple: NOT ALL GEEKS ARE GUYS!I turned down the author's offer of an ARC due to having too many aggravating things going on in my life at t I will admit to having not read the book. Added on December 11, 2013: Given that this short little review continues to get likes and comments, I thought I should comment further as to why I originally posted it.Moreover, even if the book focused on the guy's point of view, the book description makes clear that this is about dating a non-geek. My feminine sensibilities do not make me immediately adverse to Star Wars bedsheets.A guy going on and on about Metal Gear would drive me away, however. Frankly, the perils of inter-geek dating are far more interesting.