Girls guide dating geek book
Your bedsheets are officially licensed Star Wars merchandise.You’re hooked on Elder Scrolls and Metal Gear but now you’ve discovered an even bigger obsession: the new girl who just moved in down the hall. Take some tips from Eric Smith in The Geek’s Guide to Dating.How this book got into my hands is a rather fun story.I actually had never heard of it until I was perusing my library's ebook selection and saw it as an available loan.I’m not really the target audience of Smith’s guide to dating, though I did learn that I do qualify as a geek, thanks to my love of books, television shows, and movies.However, I was still curious to see what Smith had to say, because the book looked funny (it is) and, what the heck, I am single.Though I don’t know that I personally learned anything, I was very entertained and . Smith does address the fact that he’s writing to a male audience and apologize to female readers for the use of particular pronouns, but, to me, that doesn’t go far enough.If the guide’s intended solely for straight male’s why not add a subtitle addressing the book to heterosexual males exclusively?
That’s aimed at sexiest people who are just generally awful human beings.
Depending on what you know about the other person’s interests and the date locale, that could be a huge plus and not a definite negative. As far as dating advice goes, Smith largely goes against the more typical male-focused guides.
He’s not about playing games or pretending to think a girl’s ugly if she’s not.
Also, the fact that Smith assumes that any male geeks in search of dating tips will be looking for a woman seems even more problematic, as the possibility of homosexual romance has not even been considered.
Putting those things aside, I do see the reason for a limited scope, given that the otherwise necessary pronouns would be overwhelming and confusing.