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Top ReviewsWritten by a geek for a geek (or for anyone really)
by Ms. Laurie J. Bell (5 out of 5 stars)
August 13, 2015
The Geeks Guide to Dating is exactly what you would think, a how-to guide for geeks. I wish I had found this book before I met my boyfriend, it might have helped me to understand how my inner geek would relate to his inner geek - then again, as we are both geeks I'm going to get him to read it anyway. The best part about Eric Smith's how-to guide is that it is written by a geek for a geek and contains all sorts of hints, tips and advise for the dating (or wants to be dating) geek. Clearly written by someone who understands every level of geekdom there is, this book provides a great breakdown on the various levels of geek, from what each type of geek brings to the table in a both positive and negative sense and how to work around the potential opposite powers of each geek in the relationship. I think the most pleasure I got out of this book was the feeling of not being alone - and being able to quote Captain America in a book review and say "I understood that reference!"
Yes I am a geek and proud of it and Eric's guide provides excellent advise from the moment a geek begins to think of dating right through to the first date/second date/possible future marriage/breakup. With tips from how to dress, what questions to ask, hygiene (I laughed myself silly here), when to initial contact and more importantly when to hold off on contact because the "player two" you have picked may be freaking out.
I almost think this book could be used not just for dating but as a general how-to guide to love your inner geek, or how to love YOUR geek, or even how to love and accept the geek in your family - in fact - Eric, I think you need to get on that!
I will be recommending this book to geek friends and non-geek friends - and yes, I will be making (asking) the boyfriend to read it too)
Sort of bombed....
by Amazon Customer (3 out of 5 stars)
July 20, 2019
Received by my grandson with an uncomfortable laugh.....I wish I had not purchased it for him.....
Man this book sucked
by ERB (2 out of 5 stars)
February 27, 2018
No wonder it was in the bargain bin. And to be honest I'm surprised if any geek got a date from this craptacular advice presented.
by Randomnerd (4 out of 5 stars)
October 1, 2014
My only complaint is how it was so heavy on references. I know, it's supposed to be "Geeky", but the author was trying too hard.
The best advice in the book is to listen! Listen, rather than merely wait for your turn to speak again.
Not a hit with this older geek
by Ziggy Q. Bozo (3 out of 5 stars)
August 3, 2014
I don't think I was the target audience for this book (I'm a 55 year old geek). I found it too cutesy with too many pop culture references.
by Jenny (3 out of 5 stars)
April 25, 2014
Great premise. I really wanted to love this book. As a Geeky Girl the dating scene is rough and can be quite comical. When I saw this book with my favorite Mario Brothers and pink and turqouise color scheme I thought for sure it'd be a great fit for me. I was wrong. This entire guide is geared towards Geeky Men! Sure, it's cute and funny, but I was hoping it'd be gender neutral or atleast show both sides of the struggle.
I give it 3 stars because it is still very visually appealing. I enjoyed flipping through it.
by reginald (4 out of 5 stars)
January 24, 2014
im not gonna lie, i was having trouble in the dating game. Its not easy being geeky. this book helped highlight somethings i had trouble with. this book made me laugh and think about certain situations I've had. pretty awesome. i definitely recommend if you want a good laugh and maybe love is something you just dont have a high dexterity of.
by Balzack T. Bagher (5 out of 5 stars)
September 21, 2015
and he loved
by Sherry Alford (5 out of 5 stars)
September 30, 2015
Given as a birthday gift, and he loved it
Book overall is a funny read and actually can give some nice life advice
by Amazon Customer (4 out of 5 stars)
January 8, 2016
Book overall is a funny read and actually can give some nice life advice. Would recommend to anyone with time to read something nice and silly.
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