This tendency towards withdrawing into themselves extends into all aspects of their lives. Geeks foster and maintain the idea that nerds as a collective whole are better, more moral, more open minded and more socially accepting people.Why spend all that pesky time building social skills and learning how to talk to people outside your group when the perfect woman will be part of your world?And hey, who needs to spend time and effort on romance?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.
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.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. OK, I can already hear the fingers clicking as you write me pissed off e-mails and click the “back” button on your browser, but stick with me here, I swear I’m going somewhere with this and it’s not where you think.At the same time however, they fear the rejection from the opposite sex.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?Now you’re not afraid to approach women, you’re just waiting for isn’t going to show up at the comic book store next week anyway?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. Because nerds and geeks are frequently ostracized, you end up with a culture that insists that “ostraciziation is Yet, at the same time, because of this very same culture is one of the most insular you might find; non-geeks are derisively referred to as “mundanes”; anyone criticizing a geek is “just like those jocks/cheerleaders/bitchy girls that made high-school hell for everyone”. Geek culture is a reactionary bundle of self-contradictions.