Rules for dating a geek
, a new how-to book by Eric Smith, coming out on December 3 from Quirk Books.We’ve gotten a chance to read the book and absorb the lessons it imparts, and while those same lessons are straightforward and admirably presented without shaming, or pigeonholing, we couldn’t help but wonder…how do they work in the field?Old records, used paperbacks, discounted CDs, and quarter-bin comic books are all instant conversation fodder to get you chatting about shared musical interests, authors you like or dislike, etc.Choose a place with a coffee shop or restaurant nearby so you can keep things going afterwards.In my version, we’re going to review a scenario that Ahmed ibn Fadlan) can teach you a lot about developing social skills.
Making eye contact shows someone that you’re interested in what they are saying and that you’re part of the conversation.
You’re not Kraven the Hunter.) Don’t lurk or linger. So don’t feel shy about asking her what she’s into, and be prepared for a long discussion—or even argument. When it seems like the conversation is coming to a conclusion, drop a hint about where you’ll be later if she wants to pick up the thread.
Sure, asking for a picture of the girl in the handmade Cardcaptor Sakura outfit is an easy way to start a conversation, but chances are guys have been hitting on her all day. Never, ever talk down to a girl or accuse her of “faking” geekiness to get attention from guys.
When the Norsemen’s oracle deems that Ahmed needs to accompany the Vikings on their journey, the poet has serious doubts.
But they do in fact depend on him, and he becomes a critical part of their team.