With Post Valentine Depression now well behind us, I thought it was time to cheer up and write about something more positive. A few days ago my wife turned to me, while I was brainstorming uber-geeky topics and ideas, and told me “You should write the top 10 reasons why someone should date a geek!”.
I paused for a second and with a puzzled look told her “Well, you tell me what they are…”. I’ve been with my wife for more than 10 years now and I’ve always wondered, why the *blip* did she choose me? What’s so special about me? Doesn’t my geekiness drive her mad?
After a long discussion and a bit of psychoanalysis, we managed to boil it down to the following reasons.
- We’re Loyal
- We’re Caring
- We Don’t Create Problems, We Solve Them
- We Like to Listen (even though we may drift away)
- We’re Creative
- We’ll Search Very Hard for Your Present
- We Learn Everything
- We Can Adapt
- We Are Easy to Please
- No Sports Night
It is a funny list, nothing more, nothing less. It is just a list, and geeks like lists, don’t they? I’m not sure if all reasons apply to me, at least some of them need some personal fine-tuning, but others may decide that for me.