20 Reasons Why You Should Date a Geek

Geeks are becoming the new cool. It could be because geeks are making a significant impact in a world that is becoming increasingly reliant on information technology. The world has changed, and so will the view we have towards geeks in general.

What makes a “geek”? Well, they have an eccentric devotion to a particular interest (the most common one now would be tech), and that’s one of the nicer definitions. While back in the 80s, we wouldn’t want to be labeled as a geek – since it was used interchangeably with “nerd,” which is still not very desirable in today’s standards – most web users won’t mind the term now.

What they still would mind is probably dating one, if the dress style of the people on stage at Apple’s WWDC or Google I/O is anything to go by.

Nonetheless, all is not lost because we have here 20 good reasons why you should consider giving geeks a chance since they are…

8 Tell-Tale Signs You’re A Geek

8 Tell-Tale Signs You’re A Geek

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1. Committed

To be a geek, you have to be obsessed with something to qualify. Regardless of what geeks are obsessed with, you can’t deny that their level of loyalty exceeds beyond the ordinary.

Whether it’s a tech gadget, an operating system, comic book superheroes, a sci-fi fantasy realm, or a gaming portal, geeks eat, sleep, and breathe it. Imagine having that level of commitment in your partner. You’d be set for life.

2. Problem-Solvers

Geeks love to solve problems; it gives them an adrenaline rush when they beat the final boss in their favorite video games or troubleshoot their operating system.

The thrill is in the challenge. And to add to point #1, when they get into it, they can obsess over a bug in the system and spend hours on it without stopping for a break.

It’s not a healthy way to approach a problem, but it sure gives you the results you want, especially when it comes to tech support.

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3. Perfectionists

Geeks are perfectionists; they conduct thorough research before even asking questions. Once committed, they are devoted to finding the best and most complete solution to any problem out there.

They are likely better at identifying problems than you are and can end arguments before they even begin.

4. Appreciative

Having spent a significant amount of their life being ostracized by social circles and picked on by bullies, geeks naturally appreciate the fact that you have chosen them as their significant other.

They are especially grateful that you have seen in them what others couldn’t.

When we are in a relationship, we definitely want the other party to be appreciative of us and not take us for granted, so this is definitely a win-win relationship.

5. Sweet & Sensitive

Years of judgment, intimidation, and exclusion by their peers for being different have turned geeks into either angry adults or sensitive beings. If you’ve met the latter, you’re in luck.

These geeks are more sensitive than your average Joe because they know what it’s like to have a hard day. They’re more than willing to listen to your rants and do sweet things for you to cheer you up after a terrible day at work.

6. Not Crazy About Sports

Unlike most other guys, geeks are less likely to be involved in sports. Given their natural flair and passion for more intellectual and tech-related stuff, it’s not surprising to find that they devote less time to sports in their early years.

This is great news for you ladies since you don’t have to tolerate an all-guys sports night or complain about your boyfriend or husband disappearing on you when a sports tournament is playing.

7. Keen Learners

The inquisitive minds of geeks are probably one of the things that set them apart from the rest of us. They are always eager to learn new things.

When faced with something they don’t know how to handle, they learn and adapt. In other words, being with a geek means being with someone who doesn’t quit when the going gets tough. They learn and become more adept at it. This applies to relationships as well, where patience and compromise are key to a healthy relationship.

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8. Intelligent

This one is a given. Geeks are intelligent people who know things inside out. When they don’t know something, they are keen to learn. They’ve adopted this mentality since they were young and have thus amassed a lot of knowledge in their brains, ready to share with others.

Spending time with a geek will definitely broaden your mind, but only if you share the same passion for the same things.

9. Passionate

Do you see how geeks adore their superhero action figures and how much time they can spend building their collection, reading about their programming language, or rewatching their favorite fantasy movies?

They are a passionate bunch who would give all their time and effort to the thing that has captured their hearts.

10. Patient

The amount of patience they have is unmatched. How else can they spend months leveling up their RPG characters, knowing every detail of their backstory, or plotting the best way to take down the final boss?

And when they are done, they go at it again! If that isn’t character-building, I’m not sure what is.

11. Single & Available

The sad news for geeks is that they are underrated in the dating world, but the great news for you is that there are so many of them out there. And it’s not that they are not lovable. Most of the time, they just don’t have the time or the confidence to go for girls they like.

If you are approached by one and you brush them off just because they are a geek, you’re going to miss out.

12. Success

Bill Gates, one of the richest, most successful, and powerful technopreneurs in the world, was a geek who changed the world through the Microsoft Corporation. If you’re looking for a successful partner, most geeks would make the cut.

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13. Introspective

Geeks are thinkers. You will have the most engaging and enlightening conversations with them that are ever-changing and ever-expanding because they never stop learning. And they will surely save the best bits for last.

They will make you learn to love them and their obsessions, and eventually, they will convert you to love what they love.

14. Acceptance

They aren’t the type who will be particular about how well you dress because geeks themselves don’t put too much emphasis on their appearance either! In that sense, you can dress comfortably without feeling upstaged.

These are the ones who stay true to who they are and what they love, so they are less likely to judge you harshly for being yourself as a unique individual.

15. Not Keen on Mind Games

Geeks prefer things to be logical and straightforward, especially when it comes to the seemingly elusive world of dating. Hidden messages and guessing games are not high on their list of priorities.

As a result, they are more forthcoming when socializing and may expect others to do the same. Why waste time guessing when you can come right out and say it?

16. Becoming More Popular

Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, etc. are the top geeks of our time. There will be more. Who knows if the geek you are dating now is the next biggest tech headline of the century?

17. Willing to Give In

One reason why geeks are sweet and sensitive is that they know when and how to give in to their partners. When you have a bad day and just want to complain to someone about everything that’s going wrong in life, they’re here to listen to you.

And even if you happen to be blaming them for the cause of everything that’s gone wrong, they’d rather give in than risk raising an argument, just to make you feel better.

Able to Pay Attention to Details

Given their dedication to what they love and their intelligence, geeks can be very attentive to small details. This is what makes them sensitive in matters of the heart.

One of their best skills is that they remember important days such as your birthdays and anniversaries because nothing gets past them.

19. Resourceful

Yeah, we all know our way around the internet, or at least we think we do. But geeks know the real deal for underground information. It’s part of the reason why they are always on the internet, reading and amassing information.

Got a problem? Give them five minutes, and they’ll locate five different solutions for you. If it has to do with their prime obsession, they’d probably give you ten off the top of their heads!

20. Authentic People

Geeks are true to themselves. They would rather be unpopular and be who they really are than sell themselves out to be approved by others. They pursue what they love with passion and dedication.

They can also inspire you to stay true to who you are. In that sense, dating a geek makes you a more courageous person.


If you do decide to share your life with a geek, be prepared to really indulge yourself into his passion, whatever that passion may be. This will seep into your life together, making you both honorary fans for life. One thing is for sure, the wedding will be a blast!