Have you ever dated a geek? Are you a geek, yourself? Shevi Arnold, author of Why My Love Life Sucks, gives us 10 good reasons why you should be dating a geek.
As Gilbert Garfinkle tells Amber in Why My Love Life Sucks, all geeks are passionate about something: “The very definition of being a geek is that you love something just because you love it, not because someone is telling you you should, but in spite of them telling you you shouldn’t. There’s no greater love than geek love. If you’re lucky, maybe someday you’ll find it too.”
It takes a certain genius to be a true geek. .
Who better to watch Doctor Who with than a fellow Whovian? What do you mean, you’ve never seen an episode of Doctor Who? Well then, you are in for a treat! Just try to get to the episodes with Amy and Rory quickly. They’re the most romantic couple on TV ever. And you can watch The Princess Bride together, and he can tell you, “As you wish,” and... You are just going to have so much fun together.
4. Likely to get rich someday
That’s true in Gilbert’s case, anyway. He’s a computer genius who invents things. True, he’s not really interested in money, but the potential is definitely there.
5. Happy and often funny
Geeks are happy because they’ve found something they love. And while not all geeks are funny, many have a great sense of humor. Gilbert does.
Whether your geek is into designing software, writing science fiction, or drawing comic books, he or she is sure to come up with creative ways to express his or her love for you.
Geeks generally don’t expect to be loved, so when they are, they appreciate the one who loves them.
8. Doesn’t judge
You know those people who only want to hang out with the popular crowd and who dress and look a certain way and wouldn’t dare deviate from what’s currently considered cool? Those people aren’t geeks, and they have no idea what they’re missing.
9. Loves you for who you are
A geek cares most about what’s in your heart and would never ask you to change for him or her.
10. Encourages you to express your own geeky side
Stop caring about what people might think. Is there something you love so much you want the world to know? Then tell the world! You’ll soon find you aren’t alone. There’s someone out there who is as geeky about that thing as you are, and you can share that limitless passion together.
About the Author-
I've always been super geeky about comedy, fantasy and science fiction.
When I was little, I'd take them apart and analyze them, kind of like what Gilbert Garfinkle--the hero of Why My Love Life Sucks--does with electronics. This continued into my college years, when I majored in English Literature and Theater Studies.
For twelve years I worked in magazines and newspapers as an editorial cartoonist, illustrator, editor, arts-and-entertainment writer (specializing in children's entertainment and, of course, comedy), and a consumer columnist.
My last job was at the Jerusalem Post, but I had to quit when my family decided to move to New Jersey to pursue better education options for my autistic son.
This was in February 2001. Since then I've written 40 picture books and seven novels for kids and teens, four of which I've indie published. I was an ABNA quarterfinalist with Why My Love Life Sucks, and I won third place in SmartWriter's Write It Now contest in the the YA category (which was judged by Alex Flinn, the author of Beastly) for my romantic, YA ghost story, Ride of Your Life.
Author is giving away-
3 ebook copies of Why My Love Life Sucks by Shevi Arnold -open internationally
1 paperback copy of Why My Love Life Sucks by Shevi Arnold- US only
5 signed bookmarks-US ONLY