Dating a comic book nerd
After an exceptionally fun evening of speed-dating with the nerds, I decided to get in touch with the man who organized and MC-ed the whole event, one Matt Wasowski, a.k.a."The Boss of Nerd Nite" (as well as the author of the very nerdy book .) Anyway, I asked Matt if he had any special advice about how to flirt with the nerds.... HOW TO IDENTIFY A NERD MAURA: Let's get serious now — very serious.... MATT: As the Boss of Nerd Nite, I've always maintained a very broad — and thus, very inclusive — definition of The word applies to anyone who is both passionate and knowledgeable about one particular thing. I'm just thankful I managed to escape without telling anyone I'm a dating blogger ...
" Perhaps best of all, almost everyone was exceptionally easy to talk to ... I looked up at the huge timer, aprroximately the size of the moon, being beamed onto the wall over the guy's head, only to discover we'd been talking for a full ... He might even sabotage the date to find more engrossing company — whereas other guys will patiently listen to her stories of nail polish and shopping in the hopes of getting into her pants.The nerd will end the date and simply take matters into his own hands, an act with which he's comfortable and familiar. HOW TO SNAP A NERD OUT OF IT MAURA: If a nerd comes over to flirt with you, and the conversation just feels nerdy — like, he's talking about the table of elements, or about a comic book convention he recently went to, or something — is there a way to help snap him out of it? There's a speed-dating thing tomorrow night in Brooklyn! It will be great for your blog." He told me that every now and then this groovy bar-cum-art-space Galapagos* hosted a so-called "Nerd Nite"--an evening of informative lectures and power-point presentations meant to appeal to geeks; and on Wednesday, he continued, there was going to be a special speed-dating segement of Nerd Nite (for heteros), prior to the main event. Let me take a moment here to say I always think the term "nerd" is a funny one when it comes to describing most grown-ups. ) # THE LOGISTICS OF SPEED-DATING So it was that Arlo and I went to Nerd Nite Speed-Dating--with my buddy Don Hooks in tow.
But on Tuesday night, I got a call from Arlo Pumpernickel, who said, "Hey! (Man, I'm glad I only write for a living and don't have to audtion all the time, like actors; imagine always seeing exactly who you're up against every time? Arlo kinda liked the female in question, so he was outraged.
I mean, I bet you that Conan O'Brien, the novelist Jonathan Franzen, at least some of the guys in Grizzly Bear and the founders of Twitter were pretty big nerds. Then 26 guys rotate from one table to the next, speaking to the different women for a total of three minutes.