Would You Date A Geek?
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The real revenge of the Geeks and Nerds is here.

Fan boys and girls are flocking to San Diego this weekend, and the local economy isn’t the only thing seeing a boost. Local women are getting paid to attend Comic-Con as dates. According to date-auction website, WhatsYourPrice.com, 53.7 percent more men are paying for first dates to the wildly popular geek convention than any of other weekend of the year. 

The stereotype on being a “geek” or “nerd” is fading. In fact, identifying as one has become a positive term not only in the community, but even in the dating scene. Data from WhatsYourPrice.com suggests that geeks are having to pay less when seeking out beauties to accompany them to this year’s festivities, with the average Comic-Con date offer dropping to $90.59 compared to $128.87 from the previous year.

Geeks have become a hot commodity in the dating world. With the US Government recognizing League of Legends as a professional sport, geek-dom is becoming less of a detriment to a man’s sexuality.

Here are the top 5 “geek” dates:

1. Anime Expo, Comic-con, or any other convention

2. Halo, WOW, or League of Legends Tourneys

3.  Adult Arcades

4. Midnight Showings to [insert comic book/ sci-fi movie]. Complete with cosplay.

5. Museums

A poll by WhatsYourPrice.com found that 41% of attractive members thought Comic-Con was an acceptable, or even good idea of a first date.

Would you consider Comic-Con a good first date?

Yes 41%

No 26%

I don’t know what Comic-Con is 33%

Comic-Con Year – Average Price of Date Offer – Would you date a geek or nerd?

July 21 to 24 (2011) – $152.92 – Yes 33.7%, No 32.5%, Maybe 33.8%

July 12 to 15 (2012) – $128.87 – Yes 48.6%, No 20.9%, Maybe 30.2%

July 18 to 21 (2013) – $90.59 – Yes 58.3%, No 18.7%, Maybe 23%

“Being a self-proclaimed nerd at a time when it hurt your chances of nabbing a date, I’ve seen “geek” or “nerd” go from an attribute that repels women into an aphrodisiac almost,” says Brandon Wade. “I believe Hollywood has played a monumental role in the evolution of the geek into a sex symbol.”

Have you ever gone on a Geek date?

15 Responses to “Would You Date A Geek?”

  1. Angela says:

    All personalities and perspectives are welcome on this blog, while personal attacks and name calling are not. It’s inevitable that there will be disagreements, but let’s handle it as mature adults with class to keep the dialog constructive and respectful. Please refer to the “Blog Etiquette” section for more details. Now comment away and let’s enjoy the blog

  2. sofia says:

    Of course I would……. How awesome would it be to meet a guy who’s fun and into Comic’s ???

  3. Kim says:

    Of course! I’m actually always attracted to guys who are at least a little nerdy. :-)

  4. Anna says:

    I love geeks, they are cute and genuine.

  5. candyapple says:

    I love them

  6. Amber says:

    I went on a 200 date . My date gave me a kiss and I was being nice and gave a kiss in return . I’m thinking I should not have because then he kept wanting to kiss . It was very awkward . Should I have not taken his kiss to start with considering it started an avalanche ???!!!

    • Derby says:

      Couldn’t a cute reply like “just 1 for now sweety” or something that sounds much more clever than I can do but you get the just. Lets him know to chill and not make an ass of himself. That’s pretty clear signal. Being direct goes a long ways with most gentlemen.

  7. Amber says:

    I kinda think that because he’s not from America he may not know all of the rules of dating .

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  9. Casey says:

    It depends –I married a Geek and well, suffice to say, no romance, all “straight in and straight out of the bedroom”, so for me It all depends on the common ground. I’ll take a computer geek over an engineer type any day, but that is just me.

  10. chitownsugarbabe says:

    My ideal first date is a museum!

  11. DEe says:

    I would date one. Believe it or not they are the most fun. They introduce you to cool new things that have your mind blown sometimes

  12. Rachel says:

    I would definitely date a geek! You’d always learn something new and they’d make you feel so beautiful, plus I’m a bit of a secret geek myself, I love anime and comics. Tony Stark is my favorite super hero.

  13. Lilly says:

    I absolutely would date a geek. They are the most fascinating people I have found. A guy more interested in his mind than his body.

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