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The Famous Druid

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/me resigns from the 'pedantic bastard' league.

I know when I'm out-classed. [Wink]

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quote:
Originally posted by csk:
And let's not even mention the time that a girl I had a huge crush on asked me out.
Her: Do you want to go out with me?
Me: (thinking it was an accusation, and I'd been found out.) No.

I think I may have had a moment like that recently. Or I might have been reading too much into it again. Damn, the high school boys hypothesis prooved correct again [Frown] . Maybe the whole beating the guys over the head with a stick idea is the best way forward
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'Tis, Stibbons. College is an altogether better environment for dating in general. In high school, there are a bunch of teenagers crammed into a manditory public school, very intimidating for a shy geek who just wants to be left to his/her own devices. College is full [mostly] of people who want to be there and are studying things they want to study.

Looking back, there was a gorgous girl that hung out with my geek clique in high school. She was'nt there to pursue our affections (I think [Confused] ), but instead, well, actually I have no idea why she spent time with us [Confused] .

Anyway, many geek guys just don't know how to talk to girls. (myself included). If you are just friendly first, then maybe their brains won't boil.

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What a heartbreaking little thread this is!

I think maybe most of us, when young, are terminally shy in the presence of those who really switch the lights on in our heads. Certainly these posts, particularly csk's sad story, reminded me of some of my particular teen torments.

I have no very useful advice to give except to try and get over it. These opportunities do not usually come often, and there is no regret worse than the one for what might have been. A wonderful girl unkissed is a such a sorry thing in your life. Go on, you owe it to her, and the very worst that can happen is that you look a fool for just a little while.

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I would have to agree that it takes a lot to get a geek guys attention. For one thing, the idea that a girl would be flirting with me is hard to believe coz I'm not cute and I don't act like I'm some cool guy who owns a fancy car and has lots of money to spend on going out places. And even when girls have apparently been flirting with me (my friends reckoned they were but I never noticed coz I just thought it was a normal conversation) I never noticed and therefore nothing happened between me and the girl. So maybe you could try to be more obvious, coz that's the only way the guy will know.

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quote:
Originally posted by +Andrew:
My first thought was "Hm, must be a Windows version".

...and my first thought was, "ewww, i can't date something with an unusable interface."

either way, this thread is giving guys all the credit. there are plenty of inept women who don't have the foggiest when guys are hitting on them...i had to have it explained to me why it is that whenever i go dancing (thrashing? flailing?) at the industrial club, i end up with a little cluster of uberstomp boys around me, getting in my way and probably elbowed and kicked, purely by accident of course. i have a female friend who didn't believe that people were adding her to their "fan of" lists on /. solely because she was female.

either way, i'm strongly reminded of the "clone high" psuedo-pairing of abraham lincoln and joan of arc: "abe, i want you." "want me to what? oh. you forgot the rest of your sentence. happens to me all the time." [Big Grin]

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I was just bad when I was in high school. Now I know when I am being flirted with, I have fairly good flirt skills too, but I rarely use them...

I had to be told by my best friend that she was flirting with me, happened in the middle of a argument. She was ranting, and in the middle of it screamed "And, goddamit, why haven't noticed I've been hitting on you all night!" I was too suprised to say anything, but we ended up staying together for three years.

Everyone knew about Dani and I, before we did. Even though I was able to tell about my group of groupies... They were a group of freshmen and sophmore girls...

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Nicole, i must say, girls like you are hard to find. Granted, i found one, but i still don't know how i got her...post. Bless you fantastic women. Most of the advice here is very good, so i'll try not to repeat, but keep trying, and try to be subtle. Talk to a geek, and 9 times out of 10, he will like you.

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It does get a lot easier in college.

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Nicole the Strange... What land do you come from... and... are there more of you there...

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Too Cool to Quit- Yes, there are more of us. We're just difficult to find.

It's like in the "Dilbert" comic where he goes to the moon and finds all the women who love engineers.

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quote:
Originally posted by NicoleTheStrange:
Too Cool to Quit- Yes, there are more of us. We're just difficult to find.

It's like in the "Dilbert" comic where he goes to the moon and finds all the women who love engineers.

[Smile] Take me to your leader! Or any of your lesser or equal beings!

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TCTQ, aren't you due at the biscuit tin? [Razz]

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Originally posted by JaceRaven:
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It is just sad when your dad had to offer you the use of his car to go out. It's even worse if he gives you a condom and tells you that he will be gone for the entire weekend...


I know I'm a little late joining this conversation, but how is that sad? And as far as attracting geek boys goes, I feel your pain. It doesn't help that a year ago I went through a relatively ugly break up with one of the "main" geek boys at my school. As far as the other guys go, he's like Rome. All roads lead to him. No hope left for high school.

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Nicole- Hope I'm not reiterating too much, but I feel for you. I was also the high school girl who liked all the geeky guys, and it did get better ... eventually. Just remember that it takes a little more work/patience to convince them of your sincerity, as we have all been the butt of nasty jokes at one time or another...
10 years later, and I'm still falling for 'em...
... sigh ...

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quote:
Originally posted by NicoleTheStrange:
It's like in the "Dilbert" comic where he goes to the moon and finds all the women who love engineers.

Now they're all there looking for temp jobs with Google so they can get closer to their beloved geek guys [Wink]
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quote:
Originally posted by marieh:
Nicole- Hope I'm not reiterating too much, but I feel for you. I was also the high school girl who liked all the geeky guys, and it did get better ... eventually. Just remember that it takes a little more work/patience to convince them of your sincerity, as we have all been the butt of nasty jokes at one time or another...
10 years later, and I'm still falling for 'em...
... sigh ...

Yeah, what she said.

Damn, I need to get out more.

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quote:
Originally posted by MTB Babe:
It does get a lot easier in college.

I think it might be the fact that not everyone goes to college and those that do seem to be a little more interested in education than at high-school where to go is mandated by federal law. (here in America)

Which of course means that our witty remarks and our brianiac solutions to some of the simplest problems are a little more excepted and allows for some geeks to come out of their shells a little and provides for a great opportunity to meet other geeks and geekettes.


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[QUOTE]Originally posted by JaceRaven:


It is just sad when your dad had to offer you the use of his car to go out. It's even worse if he gives you a condom and tells you that he will be gone for the entire weekend...
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I know I'm a little late joining this conversation, but how is that sad?

it is sad because he is leaving just so that you can do something. He is implyig that you need to get out.
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quote:
Originally posted by Orpheus:
Be friendly first, flirty second. We do start coming out of our shells in college though...

Very good advice. It usually takes some work to get geek guys to notice you (guys fault not yours). Don't be to subtle in hinting you like him.

(Hm.. I hope nobody gets upset with me for bringing back some old threads..)

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quote:
Originally posted by Stibbons:
Now they're all there looking for temp jobs with Google so they can get closer to their beloved geek guys [Wink]

Hey!! Google has temp jobs? I want one! Seriously. They sound like a great company/great environment. Lots of geeks (right up my alley). Plus, I'd get to move away from home!

And no, this post is not representive of my usual high-quality English grammar skills. It's been a long, tiring week, and today's only Tuesday. [Frown]

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quote:
Originally posted by Rhonwyyn:
quote:
Originally posted by Stibbons:
Now they're all there looking for temp jobs with Google so they can get closer to their beloved geek guys [Wink]

Hey!! Google has temp jobs? I want one! Seriously. They sound like a great company/great environment. Lots of geeks (right up my alley). Plus, I'd get to move away from home!

And no, this post is not representive of my usual high-quality English grammar skills. It's been a long, tiring week, and today's only Tuesday. [Frown]

I've never seen them hire anyone outside of California. So if you got a job with them, you'd be moving really far. [Razz]
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Nicole - I'm dating a geek guy at the moment (and I'm very happy, if I may say so)... okay he's not in highschool anymore but still. I had to tell him in plain and simple words how I felt about him and then tell him again because he thought I was just being silly.
After telling and showing him I really had feelings for him for a short period of time, he decided to believe me. [Big Grin]
Just give it some time and don't be too subtle. And yes I know, everybody else said the same thing.

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I am a geek guy, and yes we're dense. I've had a few crushes over the years (just finished HS), and never the courage to speak up. Found out later the girl in question also had a crush on me, but was too scared as well. Then, she started dating. Actually, this has happened ... twice, I think.

Please. For his sake (and yours?) don't just flirt - ask him on a date and make it clear that it is a date (Don't necessarily say it's a date, but some activities, like dinner+movie just scream 'date' while others, like "come on over to my house" or "let's study" don't. My point is, there are more ways of being subtle than flirting or being 'easy'.).

BTW - this is my first post, although I've been reading for a while (linked to from /.).

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quote:
Originally posted by magefile:
I am a geek guy, and yes we're dense. I've had a few crushes over the years (just finished HS), and never the courage to speak up. Found out later the girl in question also had a crush on me, but was too scared as well. Then, she started dating. Actually, this has happened ... twice, I think.

Please. For his sake (and yours?) don't just flirt - ask him on a date and make it clear that it is a date (Don't necessarily say it's a date, but some activities, like dinner+movie just scream 'date' while others, like "come on over to my house" or "let's study" don't. My point is, there are more ways of being subtle than flirting or being 'easy'.).

BTW - this is my first post, although I've been reading for a while (linked to from /.).

Welcome magefile. It's nice to see someone join who has something insightful to say as opposed to joins and immediately tries to sell us on another site or product.
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Usually, an influx of drugs & alchohol in college helps with the lack of self confidence, and geeky guys get much more chilled.... so don't worry too much.
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