I Love Geeky Boys [Comic]


Oh how much we have evolved since the 80s-90s! I pretty much looked like that kid back when I was in high school, and I had to wait until College to get my first girlfriend. Not that I looked too bad, I was just socially awkward, and most of my friends were like me.

But you know what they say… things get better, and they really do.

Thanks Björn!

[Source: Cyanide & Happiness]


36 Responses to I Love Geeky Boys [Comic]

  1. I have had to wait until University (so college in america) to get my first boyfriend, and although i suppose i could be considered geeky, i havent changed much… But i am glad that i didnt have to bother with that sort of stuff before uni, i am now happy with who im with and tbh, before university almost all of the relationships i saw were rubbish :P

    • Here, you go to High School, then college (CEGEP) for 2 years, and then you go to university, but yeah, most relationships that were going on during high school were usually not worth much…

  2. I have to say that I have nearly the exact same haircut but my hair is blue & I work at a comic book store.. I love Zelda and Pokemon among a million other things like Star Trek and Anime.. and I date boys like 1999 you. I adore smart guys whose ego is based on achievement and not looks or conquests. I just got engaged to a internal security consultant for one of the largest banks in the country. I've seen this comic done a million ways and a million different kinds, and I kind of think its bullshit. Not all of us "Geeky" girls are shallow bitches, I know more that real down to earth nerd loving girls instead of these "I only date hot hipsters in glasses" chicks. =/ This just makes me sad…

  3. Geeks in our day looked like Wolowitz, a caricature of geeks today. The geeks that girls say they are in love with today are Zachary Levi and Justin Long. All you have to do is quote a few lines from Lord of the Rings or Star Wars and play video games to count as a geek these days.

    • Broadening the definition of what it means to be "geek" doesn't diminish anything. Being able to quote loot tables doesn't make someone a better geek than someone who cannot. There is no entrance exam for geekdom.

      As a 42-yo geek grrl, I have no patience for geeky boys who want to keep their hobbies "No Gurlz Aloud" – I prefer geeky MEN who are more secure in themselves and LIKE to share their interests.

  4. i am a geeky girl of 27 and i didn't get my first boyfriend till senior year of high school… not exactly college but close. however, i have a 16 year old brother who is a total geek, we get along famously, and he is quite popular… it is just one of those things, born in the wrong decade i guess.

    • I think it was the right decade for me, I'm a 30yo lady. Among my friends and family we tend to be thankful that we went through school before stalkbook and widespread digital camera and mobile phone use. Some trends and moods we went through as teens are less horrifying looking back when they're not captured and uploaded for eternity :)

  5. I think a nerdy boy could easily find an equally nerdy girlfriend. It's the socially-awkwardness that ruins you, haha.

  6. I'm 37, was a SYSOP by 15, programmed my first MMORPG (ASCII BBS style) by 18, and now work for IBM. Lost my virginity at 14. I've dated women from every walk of life. I drink, I smoke pot, and party with the best of em.

    • Seriously, all your cred up there just tells the rest of us you started late. Beyond that, I'm not sure I get what your trying to illustrate.

  7. Computer and SF geek. Nice and chivalrous to a fault. Clueless about women Finally got married at 42. She practically clubbed me and dragged me off. It can happen, but the "right ones" are a very rare species.

  8. I still don't quite get how "geeky" is supposed to be "in" nowadays. I'm the same relative amount of geeky as I was in high school (I'm 27 now) and I'm not really considered cool by anyone.

    • Eesh. My first feeling was sadness when I saw that you were 27 and you felt that you weren't really considerd "cool" by "anyone". 'Man, that's gotta suck to be up in the years and feel that way', I thought.

      Then I realized that I'm a complete nerd, no one thinks I'm cool, and I'm twenty flipping seven. What the hell, Time??

      Still, I wouldn't change anything. I love who I am and I don't give a sh*t what's popular or correct to follow these days. I learned long ago (as I'm sure most 'geeks' did) that being who you want to be is far better than having "people like you" just because you pretend to be what you think they want.

  9. I'm a freshman in college, and I've never attempted to get a girlfriend, mainly because I have no idea how to go about doing so and because I never really wanted to have one in high school. I'm quite geeky and generally fairly awkward, although not nearly as bad as some people I've met.

    • Amen to that. I am a 24 year old nerd/geek, finished university (Master in Theoretical Computer Science) and am now full-time employed. Oh yeah, and I'm a virgin. Never had a girlfriend, heck, never even kissed a girl. Why? Because I never felt the need to do it, and because I like my life exactly how it is.

  10. Yeah the social awkwardness really kills geek men. I was a geeky girl in High School and I have to say most of my boyfriends didn't ask me out so much as I almost violated them in public. The two that had asked me out did it like gentlemen, they asked my parents permission, set up the date (including pre buying tickets and making sure they had enough money to pay no matter where we ate/ what I ordered,) then they asked me out. They acted like gentlemen throughout the dates opening doors, tipping, carrying things, and attempting the sweetest peck-on-the cheek goodnights. The entire scenario was awkward, BOTH times.

  11. Oh, how I can relate to this. Socially awkward girl with bright hair never meets socially awkward guy. Why?

    Cuz socially awkward guy codes, plays games (MTG, D&D) with his circle of friends, quotes academic journals, and is an introvert at heart. Sadly, geeks from my high school years (90s) were dismissed and not praised. But times have changed! And I'm no longer in high school lol.

  12. Well I go to a specialized high school in nyc which is basically where there is an abundance of geeky kids and i mean i got my first gf at 15 and i am a big video game and star wars geek and i wouldn't have called my ex geeky at all. And i mean i can be pretty socially awkward considering she asked me out. And i have had two other gf's since then. Then i mean my school isn't considered the average public school considering most of us would qualify as nerds placed in any other school but we do pretty well except for the most quiet among us.

  13. Hello. I am teen female. I go to a high school for Biotechnology. This is a high school where are chess tables got taken away before school started in the morning because some games we drawing crowds of 10 to 20 people.

    I just want to say. Stop it. Stop it right now. I don't try to be a raging feminist, but this is the *exact* same kind of fake geek girl shaming that's been going on with cosplayers!

    I'm a female. I code. I write. I game. I went on a date with my boyfriend where we went to Barnes and Nobles, bought a 5x5x5 Rubik's cube and he preceded to ignore everything, me included, for 3 days until he solved it on his own. And I thought it was the most endearing thing ever.

    Thinking it's girls trying to desperately cling to some sort of idea that being geeky makes us quirky and different instead of actually *liking things* is ridiculous. I'm a DM. I've read almost all of Larry Niven's Known Universe. I'm also 16. I like geeky guys because I happen to appreciate people that share my interests.

    If you're going to blame anything here, maybe consider if you ever talked to the girls that hung around the chess tables and the role-playing clubs and writing java code during lunch.

    Or, if you happened to be in a high school where there weren't those girls, maybe consider that you were in the wrong place. Instead of blaming and shaming women for actually expressing their opinions.

    • I too see- the struggle from geek & nerd = cool to not cool.

      Lyssa – has a valid point, not to judge since we come from a culture that was judged so harshly, do we judge others based on merits or the integrity of their insight into geek culture? I would like to not judge and simply enjoy the fact others share similar feelings towards those elements of geek culture I enjoy as well.

      I for one love the fact that more & more people with share common interests and similar borderline addictions. Another HOT topic is true nerds and true geeks. To think we have those who believe we have geeks whom may be considered hardcore geeks and those who enjoy the culture, but to bring anyone down due to a lack of dedication or knowledge within a topic? This I don’t support.
      “3v3ry0n3 was a N00b @ 1 9oint 0r an0ther”

  14. It’s okay, that kid will grow up to write a hip screenplay about her full of indie music references and scenes of her jumping, squealing, and being unconditionally in love with him.

  15. I fear that things haven’t changed much for socially awkward geeks since the 90’s. As a female college student into P&P and LARPing I have noticed that it’s easy to get stuck in a sort of bro-zone, since you are moving in more male dominated areas and naturally join in with the guys in belching contests/sexist jokes etc. I — and the few other girls I’ve talked to about this — have long gotten used to the sentence: “Oh it’s ok to fart/burp/piss/… in front of her, she’s not a real girl anyways.”. As endearing as it is to fit in and feel one of guys, I have always secretly wished that there could be a way to NOT have to dress and act girly and do typically girly things in order to be accepted as a woman and maybe get asked on a date despite the “male” hobbies and characteristics.

  16. I think the current love affair with geekdom is more about people wanting to be quirky than actually really being a geek. Probably no different than the wanna be goths running around while I was in high school.

    I mean love that some of my interests are more accepted, but I can't help but feel that its just another sub-culture flavor of the month and it will pass in a few years.

  17. Im kinda from that last transition generation (at least in my area) where liking anime and playing table top games and shit still made you a social pariah. at least in highschool shit is pretty cool =D …..alot of people who call themselves "nerds" but have never gone through the shitty times that make you a true nerd (in my opinion)

  18. 43 y/o geek here, Yeah times has changed. I grew up not belonging in any of the social groups in high school however because of not belonging to any group I was tolerated in all groups, but not much success with the ladies. Now I´m working at a dot com were I´m the second oldest person (avg. age in the office around 27, 75% of the 200 persons working here are non-geek women) The strange thing (not complaining though) is that I´m now one of the most respected and popular men in the office.
    So either I´m like a good whiskey (getting better with age) or geek times have changed (or both)

  19. I'm 25, I'm female, and I was, and still am, a total geek. When I was 15 I was completely socially awkward, as were the majority of my friends. We were quirky, but we had fun. There was always a large group of us in the library (until we became so huge they kicked us out…then we hung out outside of the library) that hung out before school in the mornings. In my situation with many of my friends, several of them who started dating in high school eventually got married. I can think of at least 3 couples who were all really close friends that got hitched and are still together. It's more of a matter of finding someone who genuinely shares the same interests. In my case, I found my fiance just before my 18th birthday, and our 8 year anniversary is coming up at the end of the month. Other people obviously aren't so lucky, but hey, you really just have to keep looking and be open about certain things. I've grown up and changed a lot in the last several years, and breaking out of my shell and trying new things has helped me in many ways. I'm definitely a completely different person than I used to be, but there are just some things about you that will stick. I have noticed that there's a fad and that there are a lot of people pretending to really be into things they really aren't, but isn't most of high school like that anyways?

  20. 25 y/o PCs are my life, love the comics, love the Sci-Fi scene, art culture designs and history – true nerd, Married and with a son – i hear this hate on others topic quite often and it’s a surprise, for one I enjoy the fact that most of my passions/topics are easier to access and others who show some level of appreciation on the scenes i follow, maybe not as dedicated but still enjoy these subjects none the less. In my experience its usually those who forget how it feels to be a noob…

    “3v3ry0n3 was a N00b @ 1 9oint 0r an0ther”

  21. This comic is sexist BS. I was a nerd and when I was 15, the nerd guys were too busy drooling over the unattainable "hot" women to even notice me. That hasn't changed too much for many of them, either — just look at the woman on the header for this site. She's a stock photo model, not a female nerd/geek/whatever.

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