Dating a female geek

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The stages of social media friendship: Twitter for cute comments and chats, Google for in depth discussion where you show off your knowledge (Googled or otherwise) and Facebook for when you get to the next level.

Twitter is a good tool to use for finding out about your beloved geek girl- you’ll get an idea of what she likes, what makes her tick and potentially what her blog is, so you can start to build up an image of what you guys might have in common.

When it comes to complimenting your geek, there are certain things you need to be aware of.

You may think its ultra sensitive to mention her quirky glasses and her slogan T-shirts, but these will be lines she has heard over and over before, and all you end up doing is sounding just like every other loser she isn’t dating.

Trying to Facebook friend her to early in your online relationship will definitely be seen as creepy.

You don’t need to limit yourself to one social network- though Google is dominated by men (71% of users are male at present), the women who use it will be more accessible and you can engage with them in a totally different way.

Bonus points if you manage to reference something cult (think Dollhouse/Firefly) but equal points regarded if you have read the book relating to the show (Game of Thrones/True Blood/ Legend of the Seeker) women appreciate men who make a well rounded effort.

If you talk about classic TV shows, mentioning ones with strong female protagonists (think Veronica Mars and Buffy) as we WILL notice and adore your strong equal rights spirit.

You can use information garnered from her social media profile to help strike up a conversation but do it subtly, as no one likes a stalker.

After all, you call puppies cute- is this the same phrase you want to apply to the woman of your dreams?

Flowers and chocolates are always appreciated (Cadbury’s Galaxy and Blue roses FYI) but they also fall into the mundane world of being traditional, and a geek girl likes to consider that she’s more unique than the standard cookie cutter outline of a women.

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