The Secret Origin of Dr. NerdLove

Who Is Dr. NerdLove?*

Dr. NerdLove isn’t very good at writing mini-bios about himself. He’s also not entirely sure about this whole “writing about himself in the third person” thing.

Dr. NerdLove is the not-really-a-secret identity for Harris O’Malley. He is an artist,  raconteur, part-time messiah and known man about town. In no particular order, he is an author, photographer, a digital artist and illustrator, a podcaster and the dispenser of valuable love and relationship advice to nerds, geeks and neo-maxie-zoom-dweebies. He was born in ’77, lived most of his life in Texas and got to Austin as soon as was humanly possible; sadly this was after the Liberty Lunch closed down, which means that technically, he is officially Part of the Problem.

Dr. NerdLove got started as part of the League of Extremely Ordinary Gentlemen as part the Scott Pilgrim vs. The World episode, where he answered fan’s relationship questions. He made a return during the Valentine’s Day 2011 episode, and started the Paging Dr. NerdLove thread to answer questions that nobody had time to respond to during the podcast.

Things, as they say, went out of control from there.

Since then, he has been giving advice to nerds and geeks from his little corner of the Internet, making geeks just a little more sexy and women a little more nerd-curious.

No, no, don’t thank him. It’s all part of the job.

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*Dr. NerdLove is not a real doctor. Then again, neither is Dr. Doom. And nobody questions him.