7 reasons to date a geek


CANOE – Lifewise Sex & Romance – Lovewise: 7 reasons to date a geek


Noticed this title when I was browsing around the Canoe.ca web site (I have no idea why I go there – every time I do I find something that offends me), and I had to look at it.

Am I the only person in the world who sees why this is grotesquely offensive? I mean, would they post and article on “7 reasons to date a cripple”?, or “7 reasons to date a black guy”?, or “7 reasons to date a bimbo”? 


(well, CANOE might)


Other terms used in this article:

  • super-geek
  • nerd
  • dork

Also mentioned is that you may never need to call tech support again, and that “dating a geek is a safe bet because the nerd needs you more than you need the nerd”

When will people see that terminology such as “geek” and “nerd”, and the idea of dating someone because you can use them and control them, is offensive and not acceptable? And that these attitudes are a big part of the reason why many kids in our culture do NOT go into scientific and technical fields.

(note that I am consciously using offensive terms above to make the point).