“Nerdy” isn’t necessarily a bad label — the term can mean “passionate for non-mainstream interests,” or it can imply intelligence and analytic capabilities. Smart girls know nerdy boys are desirable, but (like the Pokemon they love), they’re hard to catch.
The first step in meeting nerdy boys is knowing where to look. Some suggestions:
The Genius Bar
These guys are pre-screened for their ability to problem-solve complicated technological issues (swoon). Plus, they have to be somewhat personable, or Apple wouldn’t have let them out of the back room. Book an appointment to break the ice with some guaranteed one-on-one action. (“Oops, I left my Facebook up. Yes, that status says ‘single.’ “)
The Classical Sheet Music Section Of A Guitar Store
Love of classical music = insta-nerd. A guy lurking around the classical music section of a guitar store has bypassed the flashy electric guitars to go perseverate about which Heitor Villa-Lobos song to buy. Plus, he totally could’ve downloaded the sheet music off the Internet, but he’s a purist and wanted the legit, most detailed version. Nerdy boy with rhythm and an appreciation for nuance? Yes, please.
Geocaching enthusiasts are just the right amount of adventurous (as in, not really at all but still seems like it). Use your GPS to hone in on some Goonies-loving guys and bond over how you both like treasure. Who doesn’t like treasure? But only awesome people like you guys will act on it. Let’s sign the log book with a heart around our initials!
The Penguin Exhibit At The Zoo
Dudes hanging out at the penguin exhibit are there for a reason: they specifically love penguins. They had to enter that building to seek penguin. They did not stay on the main path to the lowest-common-denominator crowd-favorite lion den. They’re not marveling at monkeys who’ll pay attention to them. These guys followed their passion to the smelliest of environments to gaze at the synergistic community of a species that MATES FOR LIFE. If that doesn’t get your Happy Feet heading in their direction, I don’t know what does.
The Lobby Of A Therapist’s Office
Let’s face it, with great mental capacity often comes great anxiety, and these nerds might need some help. Chances are, if you know where the therapist’s office lobby is, you’re in the same boat. Guys who are in therapy have already done half your job for you (they know how to communicate their needs! they admit they have weaknesses!), so get them while they’re feeling vulnerable. Hang out with the magazines until one leaves his appointment, then approach him and say you’re available to lend an ear for free.
A Space Station
Space stations are like nerd utopia. Extremely intelligent, physically capable dudes floating around a confined space with a limited dating pool — what more could you want?! Apply to an astrophysics program today!