When you think about Silicon Valley usually one of two visions come to mind; 1) money and 2) nerds. Some may ever argue that nerds and geeks are the ones responsible for putting Silicon Valley on the map as a technological "hot spot", and there is even a book aptly named Geek Silicon Valley: The Inside Guide to Palo Alto, Stanford, Menlo Park, Mountain View, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, San Jose, San Francisco.
Many people use the words geek and nerd interchangeably, but there is usually one major distinction between the two. According to Carrie Tucker, author of I Love Geeks, a "nerd" is often a term given to someone who is highly intellectual and knows a lot of diverse information, whereas a "geek" is sometimes known to focus in on a single obsession and then study it in minute detail.
Sure, geeks & nerds might not have the best game in town, but they don't necessarily need it either. Here are a few reasons that geeks and nerds make perfect life partners:
- Nerds & Geeks are usually loyal and aren't afraid of monogamy! People who are often referred to as nerds and geeks are overwhelmingly introverted and you will not often catch them hanging out at nightclubs and bars. They might be a little socially awkward, but that just means that you will be the center of their attention when out and about. As an added bonus, geeks and nerds are also known to be both sensitive and sincere individuals.
- Nerds & Geeks often have had fewer sex partners which means they are less likely to have picked up a STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection) by engaging in casual sex. Sexuality can be a difficult topic of discussion for nerds & geeks. They might feel insecure that they will not be able to sexually satisfy you, that their body doesn't look how they would like it to look, etc., but here is the secret.....most nerds & geeks are very willing to experiment sexually when they are in a loving and trusting relationship.
- Nerds & Geeks are often hugely smart and intelligent! You know how they say "beauty fades, but stupid is forever? Well, this is something you never have to worry about when your partner is super smart. On a side note, nerds & geeks are also known for being passionate about something and passion = sexy.
- Nerds & Geeks are handy and fix things around the house. Enough said.
Catherine Toyooka is the founder of Catherine Coaches and is a blogger, sexuality speaker, educator, and a dating & sex coach helping busy professionals living in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, and beyond. She is also the organizer of a monthly meetup.com group called "Flirting, Dating, and Sex Oh My!". She has been happily married to her very smart and handsome PhD electrical engineering husband since 1995.