Date a "regular" person or a "nerd"?

Tomorrow I’ll be going for the official Episode One for Geek Love Radio. As I like to mention, I’m not stuck on the name. And to kind of start things off, I thought I’d talk about something that’s been kind of the bane of my existence. I am a hybrid nerd/whatever, but not a complete nerd/geek. According to some I’m supposed to be socially awkward, and I’m supposed to be incredibly knowledgeable about a plethora of different things. I always thought I fit the mold, and that leads me to wonder? Is being a nerd considered an affront, or is it more socially accepted and even…revered?

If that’s the case, then maybe this woman was ahead of her time. I came upon this little list randomly looking things up for the show, and its from a woman’s point of view on why a woman should date a nerd. Oddly enough, I don’t think you can switch this around, as I still think men find it a faux pas to date a woman who is smarter than them, or a nerd. I also believe that nerd women are stereotyped negatively to where “regular” men would not be interested. We have to face it, we still live in a sexist world.

But “regular” men also have a stereotype that makes them look bad. There’s nothing wrong with men who aren’t nerds or geeks, but when you think of men and dating, a lot of times you come to an unwarranted conclusion. That they’re of the Tom Leykis mindset and men really only wanting sex, and how to achieve it as quickly and as easily as possible. There’s nothing wrong with that, because there are plenty of women out there who are probably ready to oblige. Sorry, have to mention the sexist thing again, with men being accepted for their sexual appetite and women…shunned to some degree.

Oh man, that’s probably all common knowledge. Okay, so…now for something completely different.

A mushroom walks into a bar and asks the bartender for a drink.

The bartender tells the mushroom that he doesn’t serve their kind here.

And the mushroom replies, “Why not? I’m a fungi!”