Geek Lover, Come Rescue Me

And behold, a topic near to Candy’s heart, and mine: the geek hero.

Seems Wired Magazine loves them as much as we do (obviously) for they have compiled a somewhat tongue-in-cheek list: The 10 Real Reasons Why Geeks Make Better Lovers.

The best part? The supportive echo of Candy’s previously published sentiments:

I’ve read recently that geeks make better lovers because they are so unaccustomed to romance that they will do anything for their mates. Also because geeks don’t have the social skills to cheat (wanna bet?).

Yeah, ha ha, let’s chuckle at the stereotypes. Might as well add that geeks won’t waste valuable relationship time watching football. Or that geeks are clueless and fashion-impaired and have the social skills of a bowl of fruit.

But you know what? Humorous Top-10 lists aside, geeks really do make the best lovers, for reasons that have nothing to do with adolescent ostracism or puppy-like devotion.

It’s all about sex-tech.

From increased sensitivity to environment, even if that environment is virtual, to role playing and intimate familiarity with fantasy enactment, geeks have it going on.

Which we knew, of course.

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  1. 1
    Lisa says:

    Seems we’re on the same wavelength here.

    How do you say “What What” in binary?

  2. 2
    CM says:

    This is, of course, why I’m writing my first book about a Regency-era geek.  A real honest-to-god geek, not just some random Lord who gawks at scientific books for fun in between screwing chicks.

    P.S.  “What what” in binary depends on the character set, of course.

  3. 3
    Candy says:

    The article really hit the nail on the head in this particular aspect: Geeks are, generally speaking, kinky, fun-loving, open-minded motherfuckers. Some of them get a late start in the sex stakes, sure, but man, they sure do catch up fast. Think about all that brainpower and creativity channeled towards sex. Woo hoo damn.

    (Also, glasses are hotttttttt. As is braininess.)

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    jmc says:

    How very timely!  I just had an email conversation with my sister about geek heroes.  Prompted by recently watching The Swiss Family Robinson on cable, we agreed that we find them quite attractive; often more attractive than the “typical” hero.  What was Roberta thinking, picking Fritz?  Ernst the geeky brother was clearly the better choice of the two.

  5. 5

    Being one of those weirdos in SF that’s also dating an engineer geek, I feel like I vibrated through that entire article….Home Depot is their favorite adult store – yes, indeed.

  6. 6

    I forgot to add – look at some of the terminology that’s used in computers.  Anyone who would come up with Master/slave directories definitely has a kinky mind.  (not to mention naming the little button at the bottom “submit”)

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    Kalen Hughes says:

    It’s all so very Revenge of the Nerds. LOL!

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    shaina says:

    oh yeah, i could totally go for a nerd/geek. i mean, i just reread SEP’s “Hot Stuff”, and dayum, Yank is hot! and then of course there are Vicki Lewis Thompson’s Geeks, who couldnt get any sexier if they tried. i liked this article!

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    Lisa says:

    Speaking of terminology, when you’re hooking up wiring there’s always a male end and a female end…

    Have you heard of the Recipe for Geek Porno?

    But I don’t wanna watch this misogynist he-man woman-hater porn.
      I want porno movies that are made with guys like me in mind:
      Guys who know that the sexiest thing in the world
      is a woman who is smarter than you are.

      You can have the whole cheerleading squad,
      I want the girl in the tweed skirt and the horn-rimmed glasses:
      Betty Finnebowski, the valedictorian.
      Oh yes.
      First I want to copy her Trig homework,
      and then I want to make mad, passionate love to her
      for hours and hours
      until she reluctantly asks if we can stop
      because she doesn’t want to miss Battlestar Galactica.
      Summa cum laude, baby!
      That is what I call erotic.

    But back to the topic at hand. Who’s your favorite Romance novel geek hero? Mine has gotta be Suzanne Brockmann’s Kenny Karmody.

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    Catherine J. says:

    Amen to that. I admit to being inexperienced in the fine art of you-know-what, but moving freely in the geek circles, I’ve seen that geeks are more attentive to detail and definitely more inventive. Not to mention the role-playing . . .

    And the glasses. Oh, the glasses.

  11. 11
    Sallyacious says:

    I’m married to a geek. A geek-turned-artist. Who just recently decided to get himself into shape. Which means that I am married to a brilliant, creative hottie. I hit the husband trifecta, and I originally wanted him for his brains.

    I’ll raise a glass of Mountain Dew to geeks.

  12. 12
    Julie says:

    My favorite geek hero: Lucas Cortez, from Kelley Armstrong’s Dime Store Magic. A Sorcerer/lawyer geek, not a science geek, but adorable all the same.

  13. 13
    Lisa says:

    Lucas Cortez, good one! And Paige in that series is a computer programmer, so there’s geeks all around.

  14. 14
    SandyW says:

    First of all, Lucas Cortez = Hot!

    Geeks make better lovers for one big Romance reason. If you do get your Happily-Ever-After, sooner or later time catches up with you. The body ages. But brains and imagination are permanent.

    Twenty-five years and counting with the man of my dreams. The six-pack is no more. But his brains still work just fine.  ;-)

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    Miri says:

    More! More geek hero recomendations! Pweeeese!

  16. 16
    Doug says:

    Another reason: geeks are so clueless sexually they will do anything you direct them to do.

    I’m supposed to put my tongue WHERE? Well . . . okay.

  17. 17

    I did a super-geek in Out of This World. Mrs. Giggles gave it a 94! Candy and Sarah are gonna review it as soon as I get off my a$$ and send it *gg*. So, if you’re interested, check it out.

    I LOVE geek heroes!

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    Estelle Chauvelin says:

    Well, my favorite geek Romance hero, and my favorite geek couple, are from Vicki Lewis Thompson’s My Nerdy Valentine, Will and Amanda.  He’s an accountant, she’s studying to become a psychologist.  They start geeky (if in a little denial about that), they stay geeky.  And I like that the problem with them getting together is that she’s Too Damn Busy, rather than some bizarre Big Misunderstanding.

    Hottest geek hero, or co-hero actually, in a book ever: Stephen Maturin from the series starting with Master and Commander.  I’d have to spray him with some Lysol, though.

    CM: I followed the link to your blog, and I can’t wait for a chance to read your book.

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    dl says:

    Haven’t read alot of geek books, but Kenny Karmody is my fav (Suzanne Brockman).

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    annanickle says:

    A personal dating guideline I follow when first meeting a potential datee; “at least one third must be nerd…” Yeah, that’s right, I like my fella to say “frak” and mean it. Nothing wrong with that.

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    Quinn says:

    I’m going to second on Maturin and root for him (though admittedly he’s not from Romance), but any recommendations in for other geek heroes would be very much appreciated. (Since a good characterization of one is so sadly hard to find…)

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