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shriver
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Icon 1 posted March 31, 2005 23:29      Profile for shriver     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Every guy here seems so wrapped up in finding the right 'geeky' girl. I, personally, have never met a geeky girl that I have been interested in. In fact, I have always been interested in girls that are slightly more active than I am.

Finding a girl that has similiar interests does sound interesting, but a slightly different kind of girl might [keep me in better shape|broaden my perspectives|whatever]. What is your opinion? Is it 'Birds of a feather...' or 'opposites attract'?

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Icon 1 posted April 01, 2005 05:58      Profile for drunkennewfiemidget     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
My girlfriend isn't really much of a geek herself -- she has some of the tendencies of a geek, like preferring Linux now that I've taught it to her, and she's a bit of a comic book geek, but for the most part, she's the type you'd see in a cafe writing poetry. Her and I work perfectly together...

Although, that's just anecdotal.

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Icon 1 posted April 01, 2005 08:38      Profile for MTB Babe   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
How about just looking for a girl in general, without seeking her for 'geekyness' or 'non-geekyness'. I, for one, never seem to go out with the type of guy I say that I am attracted to. It just happens [Wink]

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Do what I did. I found a regular girl married her then slowly turned her into a geek. She even recently wanted a new computer. And hers wasent even broken. She just wanted the latest in technology. She can now wright in Basic and HTML. Soon I'll get her into C++ and pearl hehe

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Icon 12 posted April 01, 2005 12:11      Profile for Stereo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Mac D:
Soon I'll get her into C++ and pearl hehe

All the best with C++ (though I believe a real OO language would be better), but to get a girl into pearl(s) is asking for (money) trouble! Wait 'till she asks for a 5-ranks, 1/4', 18", necklace and you'll understand. Altough it would be worse to get her into Ruby/ ruby!

(Sorry, couldn't resist...)

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quote:
Originally posted by Stereo:
quote:
Originally posted by Mac D:
Soon I'll get her into C++ and pearl hehe

All the best with C++ (though I believe a real OO language would be better), but to get a girl into pearl(s) is asking for (money) trouble! Wait 'till she asks for a 5-ranks, 1/4', 18", necklace and you'll understand. Altough it would be worse to get her into Ruby/ ruby!

(Sorry, couldn't resist...)

You beat me to it. [Wink]
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Icon 1 posted April 02, 2005 16:08      Profile for Zim'et         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Originally posted by Shriver:
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In fact, I have always been interested in girls more active than I am.
Not all geeks are pasty-legged blobs that just camp out in front of their computers. I'm much more active than most of the "regular" girls where I live. I camp, hike, backpack, play racquet ball, and lift weights. To assume that geek girls could not keep you in shape seems like an appalling generality.

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shriver
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Icon 1 posted April 02, 2005 17:33      Profile for shriver     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Zim'et:
To assume that geek girls could not keep you in shape seems like an appalling generality.

It is, but it makes my point.

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quote:
Originally posted by shriver:
quote:
Originally posted by Zim'et:
To assume that geek girls could not keep you in shape seems like an appalling generality.

It is, but it makes my point.
I wish I could make stuff up to prove my points [Roll Eyes]
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I agree that just cause I'm a geek doesn't mean I'm not active. I love the outdoors and spend half my time camping (even in snow) I also work out. You can find time to work on a car, play the newest game, watch the latest SG-1, install new software and write a program, work out and camp, go to work and pull out the chains in the bed room. Just cause your a geek girl doesn't mean you have to be 300+ pounds eat ice cream while working on your newest prgram and nothing else. And NO it didn't prove your point at all.

As far as birds or a feather verse opposties attract. I don't believe it's either. I believe it's both. In order to have a decent relationship...unless it's just about the sex...You need to be able to find a common ground of things that interest you both AND have differences that encourage you both to strive for more and learn new things. Being the same is boring and static, being completely different is futile. A good relationship needs to encompass both aspects from both parties, if not it's not worht anyones time
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Ladies, if shriver thinks active and geek and female don't go together, it's his loss, not ours. We don't need him. [Smile]

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quote:
Originally posted by bageria:
I agree that just cause I'm a geek doesn't mean I'm not active. I love the outdoors and spend half my time camping (even in snow) I also work out. You can find time to work on a car, play the newest game, watch the latest SG-1, install new software and write a program, work out and camp, go to work and pull out the chains in the bed room. Just cause your a geek girl doesn't mean you have to be 300+ pounds eat ice cream while working on your newest prgram and nothing else. And NO it didn't prove your point at all.

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shriver
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Icon 1 posted April 03, 2005 14:10      Profile for shriver     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
It looks like I'd better be pretty careful where I tread from here on out... I guess what I meant by the original comment was that I tend to be more interested in girls that are athletic before geeky.

I didn't mean to start a flame war here, the main point was the question: Which do you think is more important-- common interest or unique traits?

I like Bageria's point that it takes a little of each.

I'm not sure if I can backpedal myself out of this one, though. maybe just an apology is necessary.

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I find artsy girls are more my thing. Any of the more mathematically/technically intelligent girls I come across have weird social problems.

I like athletic girls - they have a good sense of self-respect, they play well with others, and, of course, they have *awesome* bodies (alright, well, excepting female linemen-- didn't mean to generalize). Seeing as to how I'm into boxing, Taekwondo/kickboxing, football, etc, a girl who is physically active will always receive some interest from me.

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Yah boxing! Sport of the gods!

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quote:
Originally posted by Zim'et:
Yah boxing! Sport of the gods!

....and what God doesn't like punching someone in the face repeatedly?

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Icon 1 posted April 05, 2005 13:47      Profile for maia     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I was trying to stay out of this one, and the other ladies have done a good job thus far of defending our kind, but I just want to give my own perspective about geek girls in general, with no offense meant to anyone.

There are a few of us that can actually use both sides of our brains. I am the most mathematically/technically minded girl that I know, but I am also an artist, and a good one. I also am not completely socially inept, while I do tend to steer away from social scenes where stupid people tend to congregate. In addition, I would say, I am far from a gelatinous blob that sits in front of the computer ALL day. I workout, and, yes, even lift weights. I would even say I have an "awesome body". So, lets get to the heart of the matter.

What I think any geek girl or guy is looking for is a well rounded, outgoing, thinking individual. People that I am interested in, romantically or otherwise, tend to be complex, with many different interests and talents. Yes, shared interests are nice. (The couple that programs together stays together.) But what we are really looking for is someone who can also teach us a thing or two, and it is also nice to spend time doing your own things.

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Icon 1 posted April 05, 2005 18:14      Profile for csk     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Zim'et:
Yah boxing! Sport of the gods!

Nah, God's more a wrestling kind of guy (Genesis 32:21-32). And none of that faked stuff, either [Wink]

quote:
Originally posted by maia:
I workout, and, yes, even lift weights. I would even say I have an "awesome body". So, lets get to the heart of the matter.

You mean you posting pics of your butt, right? [Wink]
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Ask, and you shall receive. I told you it was awesome.

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Cap'n Vic

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Well.....lets just say that there is enogh for all of us.

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quote:
Originally posted by Cap'n Vic:
Well.....lets just say that there is enogh for all of us.

I'm still stunned by the rapid response and the fact we didn't need to harp on for years and years for her to post it. Unlike the original (and the best?) butt exhibitor.

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Well, I certainly wouldn't want to be the butt of any jokes. And I just don't think it's fair to keep my fans waiting.

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I'm a geek who definitely only has one side of his brain working. I can write software, solve problems, learn just about anything, and fix any problem, from cars to computers.

I have the creativity of a retarded fork.

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quote:
Originally posted by csk:
quote:
Originally posted by Cap'n Vic:
Well.....lets just say that there is enogh for all of us.

I'm still stunned by the rapid response and the fact we didn't need to harp on for years and years for her to post it. Unlike the original (and the best?) butt exhibitor.
Did you miss my "There is a god thread" in da club hizzle?

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