With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, women all over the world are either in hopes of finding their dreamboat, or have already found him and hoping he doesn’t forget what happens on the 14th February.
Here are a few tell-tale signs that you may be dating a computer nerd. Knowledge is power, ladies and if your man does display a few or all of the below characteristics, you’ll be able to ensure that you are the best nerd-girlfriend that he could ever wish for.
He sent you a nerdy card for Valentine’s Day
If you understand the above example, then he will be super impressed. If you don’t – smile and nod, and then Google what these terms mean. Reference them in a later conversation and he’ll be yours forever.
He asked you out in a nerdy way
If his pick up line references mathematics, an element of the periodic table, a game, or computer jargon, he is definitely a nerd. If you’ve been waiting for said pick up line to happen, don’t ruin the moment by blurting out “I’m sorry, what?!”. Chances are pretty strong that it’s taken him months to pluck up the courage to ask you out, so all you need to do is giggle and flick your hair over your shoulder and he will be putty in your hands.
His ideal date involves Role Playing Games
He finally takes you out on your first date, and instead of dinner and a movie, he hands you a costume and a weapon. I know, I know, SO going to mess up your manicure, but you’ve got to show some enthusiasm. Chances are you’ll be one of the only females there, so embrace your inner warrior princess and swing that sword! Your date will go gaga.
He pops the big question referencing a game
This is it! He’s down on one knee! He asks you to marry him…he opens the box…and there’s a Super Mario Brothers pun inside. Hopefully by now you know him well enough to appreciate his humor. He’s thought long and hard about this moment and has probably put a lot of effort into it, and hey it’s definitely original and memorable!
Your wedding looks like Comic Con
Every bride knows that there needs to be some give and take with wedding plans. You win some, you lose some. And sometimes that means the entire bridal party dressing up as comic book characters. And that’s okay, as long as you get your horse-drawn carriage and two-dozen doves that are released into the wild as you are pronounced man and wife. Give and take, kids.
All the names he has picked out for your baby come from movies, games, and fantasy novels
You both sit down as a loving couple expecting their first child and brainstorm baby names. And every single suggestion he makes is named after a cult hero. Perhaps compromise by letting him do this with your child’s middle name, provided it is within the bounds of reason. No one wants to be called Connor Zoidberg Jones.
He forgot Valentine’s Day, but knows his high score on Dota off by heart
Ladies, we just have to come to terms with the fact that a lot of men don’t see the point of Valentine’s Day, and they’d rather not celebrate it at all. As tough as it is, the answer here isn’t to argue with him or get upset. What you need to do is punish him. Severely. Until he submits and treats you like the princess he knows you are. 😉
And finally, if you’re still waiting for your prince charming to sweep you off your feet and a computer nerd sounds like the man of your dreams, then do not give up! They are out there, trawling the internet as we speak, and looking for their Princess Peach (Super Mario Brothers reference, girls). Best you get online and start flirting!