Why I Love Geeks, Nerds, and Dorks
The smarter the better:
I can't speak for all women, but I can tell you how I feel about geeks, nerds, and dorks. While some may find these terms to be a slam or a put down; they are titles to be worn with pride. There is nothing hotter than a man with a well endowed brain!
When a man is able to carry on an intelligent conversation it is so much more alluring than trying to speak to a man who can't. A pretty face and rippling muscles will only get you so far in life, not to mention these things can easily fade over time. A brilliant mind, on the other hand, lasts far longer and is of much greater value.
Dare to be a dork!
Smart guys are some of the funniest people in the world! The jokes they tell with all of those big words thrown in are hysterical! (at least to the people smart enough to understand them)
I remember watching "" with a friend of mine. While I was rolling on the floor laughing so hard I could barely breathe, he was sitting on the couch saying "I don't get it. What are you laughing at?" ~ now that's a super funny show. I love how it makes the traditionally "uncool" cool. It's about time! The Big Bang Theory
Now it's never happened, much to my dismay, but if I were to have ever been asked on my "dream date" it would have been to go to a Star Trek convention. In full costume! I think the men and women who attend that and other conventions in full costume are so brave and daring. I think they are amazing and I envy them. It is wonderful to have such passion for something you love and to have the outlet to express that passion with others who share the same affinity to it.
I'd be happy if I could get my hubby to even dress up for Halloween as one of my favorite characters from a number of different sci-fi or fantasy fiction books, movies, or TV shows.
What's so wrong with being smart?
I've never understood why others put people down just for how smart they are. It seems backwards to me. Where would we be today without our smartest contributors to society? The inventions, philosophy, technology, and medical advancements wouldn't be there. We'd still be living back the way people did in the 1500's! Yuck, who wants that?
In school people are trying so hard to fit in that no one wants to look or feel different from the crowd. If you're smarter, you stick out. That makes you a clear target for those with weaker minds and smaller mentalities. Shame on them. Intelligence is vital to the survival our our world and to the human race. We can't all be on the football or basketball team, or the cheer-leading squad.
Evolution in Society
Way back... way, way, way back... before we were "civilized". Women chose mates who were big and strong. It didn't matter if he had a great brain. All that mattered was that he could hunt and provide for a growing family. As time moved forward and developments happened, big and strong still ruled because you still needed to push a plow or build a house with your bare hands.
Today, muscles don't matter as much. The ability to provide stability and support for your family comes from having a good job. More and more jobs require brains over brawn. Hard labor jobs pay less. So now, the bigger you are, the harder you work, and the less you make.
We are living in the age of the "Geeks" ~ the smarter you are the better!
So why do I love geeks, nerds, and dorks?
Big brains are hot! Intellectual stimulation is fantastic. When I am intellectually stimulated... other forms of stimulation soon follows. Brains turn me on. (I'm sure I'm not the only person who feels this way)
There is just something about the "look" of your standard, stereotypical geek, nerd, or dork that I find alluring. Even Super Man was a dork for his alter ego, Clark Kent. How Lois Lane never fell for Clark rather than Super Man, I'll never understand.
My hubby is a total dork. He plays D&D three days out of the week, owns thousands of "Magic the Gathering" cards, and is pretty efficient with those big words. The dorkier he acts, the more attractive I find him. It's just one of those crazy things. Maybe someday we'll even get to go to a convention together. (when the kids are a little older)