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AMD Tells Girls How to Attract a Geeky Boyfriend

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September 23, 2010 10:40:05 PM

The pic is very distracting :(  can't read article D:
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September 23, 2010 10:42:55 PM

Well, I guess that might be good advice to get a very very geeky guy. I'm quite the geek but most of that seems ridiculous to me. Enjoy gaming, have basic PC knowledge, and don't be a dumbass. Done!
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September 23, 2010 10:43:30 PM

I was unaware that there are throngs of girls out there who are desperately looking for geek-love (especially girls that are far enough away from "geeks" that they need lessons on how to be more "geek-like"). Either times are changing, or I'm really missing something.
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September 23, 2010 10:44:41 PM

wintermintThe pic is very distracting :)  can't read article :) 


Fixed
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September 23, 2010 10:45:06 PM

I thought it was other way around where geeks are having hard time even TRYING to talk to females...
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September 23, 2010 10:45:12 PM

wintermintThe pic is very distracting can't read article D:

Lol! I think the pic is the "TL;DR" version.
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September 23, 2010 10:47:13 PM

First of all, nothing says hello like a nice rack. Geek or not.

I was never a prototypical geek at all, but I didn't really care if a girl played games or not, so long as she didn't have a big problem with me enjoying them. I can say without any doubt, there's no woman who could hold my interest as long as a game of Civilization, or Panzer General, and so long as she understood this was nothing negative about her, the part about being a geek was never an issue.

But, I'd never date a woman who didn't like animals. They're generally selfish and unsupportive. How they relate to computers is a matter of profound indifference to me.
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September 23, 2010 10:47:37 PM

Women having a hard time picking up nerds? What the hell?!? Is today some kind of weird Opposite Day or something? I think the biggest problem is the ratio of nerd-boys to nerd-girls. Then there's the ratio of hot-nerd-girls to the holy-cow-kill-it-with-fire-nerd-girls. The whole article is unbelievable. Generic advice for an invented problem.
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September 23, 2010 10:51:22 PM

Instead of making me sandwiches all the time they should be able to make me pc's quite frequently as well!
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September 23, 2010 10:53:24 PM

I'm with Wolfram23. It's really not as complicated as Ms. Sobon makes it out to be. Gaming is a must, because most geeks spend a lot of time gaming, and and acceptable level of intelligence are all that's needed (not necessarily including a technological affinity.)

Personally I'd like to know why a non-geek is seeking out a geek in the first place. If it's based on some stereotypical notion of relationship security, that's not gonna fly.
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September 23, 2010 11:00:22 PM

Message to females looking for a geek.

If you suck at gaming, sandwich making is fine. (laundry skills is also a plus)

You'll never win our hearts through posing, so don't (like Jane said)!
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September 23, 2010 11:00:52 PM

How about like a certain witty technophile/gamer girl who does journalism for a living for an online tech media company? And she's totally cute too! ;) 
Jokes aside (or am I?), I certainly wouldn't mind my lady occasionally sharing my geeky side, but most importantly, mutual understanding and respect for each person's values.
And hey, having diverse interests (including non-geeky stuff) is good for you anyway...
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September 23, 2010 11:05:48 PM

That pic is happiness.
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September 23, 2010 11:17:26 PM

wintermintThe pic is very distracting can't read article D:

There was an article?
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September 23, 2010 11:18:12 PM

Wow, so attractive for the three holds. Opps, forgot to read the article before posting this comment.
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September 23, 2010 11:19:09 PM

I agree, seems like an invented problem. However, it is usually the geeks that have a hard time relating to (and speaking to) non-geeks, not the other way around.

Look, if you are a geek, and love going to games workshop and building PC's and PC gaming, than LOVE those things, be genuine about it, and just try to broaden your range of interests too. Don't push those things on women, because unless you are really lucky she isn't really interested in the same things.

She likes movies, celebrities, fashion, and if you are lucky, some nerd stuff too, or some intellectual stuff. For the ladies, don't try to be interested in stuff you aren't really interested, but be supportive of your geek man. He is not ignoring you, he is being a geek, which takes a lot of time.

My advice for both sexes is to learn how to dance, find NEW genuine interests all the time that you can share and BE HONEST ABOUT IT, nobody likes doing fake crap.

Be passionate about all your true loves.
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September 23, 2010 11:21:49 PM

Also, it can take many attempts at finding something new that you really like before you actually find it. Keep trying new stuff!
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September 23, 2010 11:22:31 PM

Geeky chicks (like Jane) are like unicorns - extremely rare to the point of unbelief.
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September 23, 2010 11:24:10 PM

Loved the article, good fun to read.
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September 23, 2010 11:29:53 PM

Wait, there is an opposite sex on this planet?!
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Anonymous
September 23, 2010 11:34:32 PM

sorry you can't program this one :(  If you did then you know it is "artificial". There are many variables than work as effectively, such as, the fabled "opposites attract". Truth of the matter is nobody can control who they are attracted to, you can try to synthesize it, but don't you find that foolish, unnatural and or desperate? Find someone who likes you for who you are and don't try to deceive someone for you only will deceive yourself in the end. A true geeks is smart enough to love everyone for who they are and do not expect anyone to have to conform to a stereotype to be accepted. ;) 
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September 23, 2010 11:34:34 PM

I personally like it better that my girl is NOT a serious computer geek like me...
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September 23, 2010 11:39:14 PM

Wanna bag a guy geek gals? Be female and visible.
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September 23, 2010 11:46:57 PM

the fact that this article is supposed to be for women is kinda funny considering the pic in the header is probably attracting a lot more guys than girls
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September 23, 2010 11:51:17 PM

Knowledge of geeky things has never been a prerequisite of women for me. I've never once looked at a cute girl and asked myself "Gee, I wonder if she likes ATI videocards." or "Gosh, I hope she's into Starcraft"

For me, a nice personality and a good sense of humor matter much more than her knowledge of techie things.
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September 23, 2010 11:56:27 PM

HAHA....what this article does not note is that girls that like geeks are not HOT. Yes there are a few exceptions, but 9 times out of ten, if the girl is a gamer......she is a cookie monster.
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September 24, 2010 12:03:39 AM

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I've never once looked at a cute girl and asked myself "Gee, I wonder if she likes ATI videocards." or "Gosh, I hope she's into Starcraft"


I have...
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September 24, 2010 12:03:48 AM

My woman plays WoW and LotRO with me. I put a ring on that as soon as I possibly could.
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September 24, 2010 12:10:10 AM

hokkdawgMy woman plays WoW and LotRO with me. I put a ring on that as soon as I possibly could.


Better stop wasting DKP on all those cheap ranger drops then. XD
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September 24, 2010 12:12:11 AM

do not date a girl into facebook,apple,intel,or use google search as a search page, or into nvidia, they will dump you for a guy doing the same as her. were geeks go for a girl that knows!
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September 24, 2010 12:14:53 AM

Where'd you get the picture?
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September 24, 2010 12:18:21 AM

O.o i didn't know this was a problem, like some above have said, i thought it was the other way around
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September 24, 2010 12:26:47 AM

Yeah, Thats what all girls are into.

YOu might think that they like the same things you do, IE, attractive members of the opposite sex. But dont let them fool you!
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September 24, 2010 12:34:11 AM

I honestly don't think a geeky guy is looking for a geeky girl or girl who gives a $hit about ATI or Nvidia. I'm not going to open up at the club with AMD or Intel, generally, it's let's do a shot! MOre to the point a geeky guy will be happy that a woman is taking notice at all.
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September 24, 2010 12:37:38 AM

mayne92I personally like it better that my girl is NOT a serious computer geek like me...



Amen to that.
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September 24, 2010 12:41:33 AM

My girlfriend, beside me, liked this article, and the comments. Sadly, she beasted me at Call of Duty (the first time she played)..... -I totally let her win.....
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September 24, 2010 12:42:53 AM

aquilaHow about like a certain witty technophile/gamer girl who does journalism for a living for an online tech media company? And she's totally cute too! Jokes aside (or am I?)


Forget GameStop, apparently all you have to do is hang out in the comments section of TH/TG to find yourself the geek of your dreams...
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September 24, 2010 12:46:08 AM

Basically it sounds like, similar to MANY "dating advice" articles, this one makes the mistake of telling people they should be someone they aren't in order to have a relationship.

I absolutely abhore dishonesty in character. I hate it with a passion. But the only thing I hate more than that is when people lie and say they really are interested even when you have explicitly stated you want the truth. If there is one thing that will always turn me off it is dishonesty of character. Be who you are, not who you think we want you to be. If you aren't interested in the things we show you or the things we are interested in, the very worst thing you could do in my opinion is lie about it.

And don't think you can fool us. A five year old can learn the controls of Halo and get moderately good at it with enough interest. Facial expressions and body language are dead givaways that you aren't interested.

However, there is one caveat to the above declaration. If we get on a tangent and very excited about something and just want to talk about it, polite interest is acceptable and even welcome. It doesn't matter that you don't care as long as you don't interupt. That's supportive, not fake in my opinion.
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September 24, 2010 12:59:53 AM

I wonder if those pants are available in a RRoD-version too..you know for those special weeks.. :p 

But that article is really odd..
Why would a girl want to change herself that much just to get a geek? If she's pretty or nice she could have anybody while being herself.

That just can't be real or I must have missed the change from loser to super hot guy with huge gamerscore. xD

The only important thing is that she recognizes geeky stuff as a hobby that's fun and doesn't look down on it. Some people like dancing, others like to get smashed (yeah THAT is so cool) and others like to watch Star Trek while compiling the new linux kernel, because 2.6.35.5 is going to be so much better than 2.6.35.4..totally!

But lets face it we're already outdated..next year girls will dig guys that have x followers or had a retweet by Johnny Depp or something like that.

A geek knows how to use google and can therefore get anything by himself. The only thing that he rarely gets (read understands) is a girl, even if she is sending very obvious signals. A girl just needs to be really blunt and can't expect that he will get those clues by himself..the rest is physical attraction and some lovin'.. ;) 

I just can't see how it could be hard to date a geek (maybe even virgin). The only way it could fail if they really treat them like regular guys and expect them to make the first step.

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and acceptable level of intelligence are all that's needed (not necessarily including a technological affinity.)

This couldn't be more true, some girls think they're the best thing since sliced bread, when in reality they're so shallow&mindless. Whenever I hear something about a 'IT-girl' on the news (and can't avoid it) I just want to bang my head against the wall, because they think their tiny problems seem to be the end of the world.

Oh btw, if you really want a geek just go to Comic-Con dressed as Princess Leia in her famous bikini..that's like catching flies with honey. XD
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September 24, 2010 1:03:00 AM

Not really interested in a crazy geeky girlfriend (and even if they exist they're rarely attractive), but it is a turn off if a girl doesn't know how to do anything more with a computer than turn it on and off and start IE to check facebook.
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September 24, 2010 1:08:38 AM

No special preference here but if i could turn her on and off as easily as a pc that'll be great
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September 24, 2010 1:14:05 AM

What's really sad is that I know a guy, he's not really a geek, but is into gaming (consoles, *sigh*), and his girlfriend is a good friend of mine, and she actually WANTS to play with him, and he doesn't let her. She's actually tried sitting in his lap while he plays Modern Warfare 2 and it only gets him pissed off.

Sad...
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September 24, 2010 1:21:23 AM

Comeon, 1 brain cell is enough ;) 
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September 24, 2010 1:26:05 AM

that why girls prefer hardcore man intead of nerdies lol
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September 24, 2010 1:26:21 AM

lol, this article opened my eyes. i always thought i had to try hard to find a girl but then i remembered it takes two to tango. I agree both should find something there interested in and not lie about themselves just to get hitched.
also to all those ppl who say 'girl gamers are like cookie monsters' or 'holy-cow-kill-it-with-fire', i say look for qualities beside physical ones in others.
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September 24, 2010 1:40:58 AM

Finally, a guide for those women!
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September 24, 2010 1:42:00 AM

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Most geeks don’t wear pants. They wear jeans or shorts.

thats right, i wear cargo shorts because they have plenty of pockets for all my gadget needs. smartphone, wallet (with certification cards such as CCNA), keyring with 2 flashdrives (1 with truecript to decrypt the 2nd), headphones, smartphone charger if i will be out for awhile, and the possible digital camera.
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September 24, 2010 2:02:20 AM

that pic is .........................eyeballlzz
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September 24, 2010 2:11:55 AM

This is me agreeing with everyone who says "A true geek doesn't want you to change yourself for him." Part of the very definition of a "geek" is one who accepts and embraces his beliefs and interests, without caring what the world thinks. If you care enough about what other people think of you to the point where it changes your behavior then you are not a geek and never will be until this changes. This applies to either gender. Therefore there is no way to change yourself to be more geeky, at least, certainly not for the purpose of impressing/attracting someone's attention. If you are a geek you will know it. Trust us.

Don't get me wrong girls, you will still get plenty of attention if you want it. But you will not get a meaningful relationship without genuine interest and transparency.

tl;dr: Geeks are intelligent. They will know when you are posing. So don't do it.
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