The Geek's Guide To Dating

The Geek's Guide To Dating

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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 more

Product details

  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 132 x 182 x 24mm | 320g
  • Quirk Books
  • Philadelphia, United States
  • English
  • Three-Colour Throughout
  • 1594746435
  • 9781594746437
  • 273,471

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..".sincere in helping dweebs discover that love is really the final frontier."--Den of Geeks ..".a solid manual." --Official Xbox Magazine "The Geek's Guide to Dating could be the answer to a single geek's prayers."--Suvudu "Eric Smith's The Geek's Guide to Dating sets out to aid geeky guys everywhere with humorous instructions on finding the Princess Peach to their Mario."--Pop Sugar ..".this is a welcome alternative to the 'pick-up artist' phenomenon courting this same demographic."--Publishers Weekly "[The Geek's Guide to Dating] offers serious advice for getting a girl and knowing how to keep her...a perfect stocking stuffer!"--Anna Jedrziewski, Retailing Insight "If dating seems more like a dismal game of Frogger instead of a fun Zelda adventure, you need to read "The Geek's Guide to Dating" by Eric Smith! Learn how to meet people in the real world and connect off-line for a change. You may even level up to a romance worthy of an RPG!"--Bonnie Burton, author of The Star Wars Craft Book & host of Geek DIY "For the right person, this book is the Marauder's Map, the Konami code, the Gray's Sports Almanac of the opposite sex. It's dangerous to date alone: take this."-Jeff Ryan, author of Super Mario: How Nintendo Conquered America "The Geek's Guide to Dating is a must-have for anyone who feels like they're foundering in a dating galaxy far, far away."--Carrie Tucker, author of I Love Geeks: The Official Handbook "Single geeks, plunk down your quarters for this book!"--Tara Bennett, co-author of Fringe: September's Notebook and LOST Encyclopediashow more

About Eric Smith

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 Juan Carlos Solon was born in Quezon City, Philippines, and raised in Toronto, Ontario. He is a graduate of Sheridan's BAA Illustration program, where he received full honors. His clients have included The Globe and Mail, The Scientist, the Financial Post, Runners World, and Wired more

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 Againshow more

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554 ratings
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3 29% (160)
2 9% (49)
1 5% (25)
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