She’s clutzy in an endearing way, she wants you to protect her and yet she still wants to fuck your brains out. When you combine this feeling of someone denying everything that you are with the social ostracism and humiliation that geeks have often experienced, it’s small wonder that geeks can turn this fear of rejection into a full-blown phobia.
She’s the living personification of a checklist of desirable traits, all crammed into one person. And when you’re absolutely terrified of women, when your heart begins to pound and your body begins to shake at the very of trying to ask a girl out on a date…
well, what better way to avoid ever having to face that scenario is there than to invent a collection of traits and personality quirks that come together so rarely as to be almost non-existant?
Geeks have an unfortunate tendency to be poorly socialized outside of their own peer group, which makes finding a relationship even more difficult.
Women are already arousing and intimidating objects of desire in geek culture; trying to socialize with them is venturing in to true and there be dragons. It’s worth noting that the Geek Girl is different from a girl who is a geek.
The Geek Girl is the culmination of geek fantasies.
She’s the one with the Triforce tattooed on one wrist and the 1-Up mushroom on the other.
She’s the one the thick-framed cat-eye glasses and the purple bobbed hair.
She’s wearing a Can’t Stop The Signal tee, knee-length socks, a Hogwarts sweater (Gryffindor House, of course), a pleated mini-skirt and white Chuck Taylors with Pac-Man hand painted onto them.
She’s the one toting around the Naruto-branded messenger bag with a copies of Watchmen, Blankets and Grant Morrison’s run on New X-Men sticking out the top.
She’s waiting in line for the midnight release for Halo 4 and Kingdom Hearts Posterior Aphasia.
This is the week that I decide to alienate more than half of my audience. However, geeks, like all other creatures, crave love, acceptance, intimacy and companionship.
It’s notoriously difficult to pull a geek outside of his comfort zone; the world hates and fears him, therefore why should he have anything to do with the world outside of the tiny slice that values him.
This tendency towards withdrawing into themselves extends into all aspects of their lives.