The Price of Marrying a Geek

bunnyGeekdad has a list of the 10 Annoying Habits of a Geeky Spouse. Matt Blum is writing from the perspective of things he does that drive his wife crazy, and someone in the comments noted that this is “Yet another article talking about how guys have to change for women.” Oh, not so! First off, there is a difference in being aware of how annoying you are and changing yourself. Then there are (believe it or not) female geeks. I’m single right now, but I plan to eventually marry my definitely not-a-geek boyfriend. I’m well aware that I am oh so guilty of numbers 3, 4, and 10 on the list. He can live with 3, but I’ll try to tone down the others for the sake of family harmony. How about you?

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10 Responses to The Price of Marrying a Geek

  1. I never know whether to consider myself a geek or not. I'm not a programmer or systems admin or anything like that, but I do run a blog and manage the content for my works website. But both my partner and I (and our best married couple friends who are far geeky than us) are guilty of most of those points. My partner less so though.

    Particularly 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8 (I'm well known for 8), and 9.

  2. I never know whether to consider myself a geek or not. I’m not a programmer or systems admin or anything like that, but I do run a blog and manage the content for my works website. But both my partner and I (and our best married couple friends who are far geeky than us) are guilty of most of those points. My partner less so though.
    Particularly 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8 (I’m well known for 8), and 9.

  3. 4, 6, 8, 10.

    However, my girlfriend has made a living as a dancer and choreographer for 30 years. She has 2,00 square feet of her house dedicated to dance, costumes, stage dressing, etc., gets lost for days while creating a new dance, critiques everyone she sees dance, and wears dance clothes 80% of the time she goes out. In other words, she is a dance geek and we have learned to put up with each other.

  4. 4, 6, 8, 10.

    However, my girlfriend has made a living as a dancer and choreographer for 30 years. She has 2,00 square feet of her house dedicated to dance, costumes, stage dressing, etc., gets lost for days while creating a new dance, critiques everyone she sees dance, and wears dance clothes 80% of the time she goes out. In other words, she is a dance geek and we have learned to put up with each other.

  5. Me: 1,4,5,6

    Him: 4,8

    For me, 6 includes books, computer parts, sewing supplies for medieval clothing, tools/supplies for decorating eggs in a 1000-year-old style…

  6. Me: 1,4,5,6
    Him: 4,8

    For me, 6 includes books, computer parts, sewing supplies for medieval clothing, tools/supplies for decorating eggs in a 1000-year-old style…

  7. The full title for the article should be

    10 Annoying (but endearing) Habits of a Geeky Spouse.

    I wouldn't change mine for anything! I hope he feels the same for me, frak.

  8. The full title for the article should be

    10 Annoying (but endearing) Habits of a Geeky Spouse.

    I wouldn’t change mine for anything! I hope he feels the same for me, frak.

  9. My girlfriend was reading this article with me and we both agree I am super guilty of #8. I just don't see the point of discussing something when you can just google the damn thing and have it settled.. she thinks its kind of cute though :)

  10. My girlfriend was reading this article with me and we both agree I am super guilty of #8. I just don’t see the point of discussing something when you can just google the damn thing and have it settled.. she thinks its kind of cute though :)