Dating a comic book nerd

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MAURA: Speaking from experience, I can back you up on that.

And of course, I think all of us are suckers for a good listener. It's a winning flirtation technique any way you cut it. MAURA: In what ways are nerds different from other guys when it comes to dating? If a nerd goes out with a coiffed, perfectly tan Barbie doll, he'll probably become bored (albeit extremely horny) within a few minutes.

If he's able to spend 45 minutes explaining the different ways to tune a snare drum, then he's a nerd, too, on top of being a rock star NERDS ARE JUST LIKE THE REST OF US (OR WE'RE ALL LIKE THEM) MATT: Truth be told, I think we're all nerds — nearly every single one of us. The fact that he was having a hard time figuring it out was, in its own weird way, a compliment.

I made him guess — and finally, he went with "nerd." And again, strangely, I was flattered.

MATT: Just tell him you're a nerd too and share a story about how you were a smart little kid or can name 65 different handbag designers.

Fellas are so accustomed to making first move after first move, that it's both refreshing and flattering to be sought. After an exceptionally fun evening of speed-dating with the nerds, I decided to get in touch with the man who organized and MC-ed the whole event, one Matt Wasowski, a.k.a."The Boss of Nerd Nite" (as well as the author of the very nerdy book .) Anyway, I asked Matt if he had any special advice about how to flirt with the nerds.... HOW TO IDENTIFY A NERD MAURA: Let's get serious now — very serious.... MATT: As the Boss of Nerd Nite, I've always maintained a very broad — and thus, very inclusive — definition of The word applies to anyone who is both passionate and knowledgeable about one particular thing.As long as the woman isn't too aggressive, she is gonna get a date 9 times out of 10.HOW TO HANDLE IT IF A NERD MAKES A MOVE ON YOU MAURA: Are nerds more or less likely to make the first move?

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