One of the most frequently asked questions I get is “How do I talk about ‘$GEEKYSUBJECT’ with girls without turning them off?”
It’s not terribly surprising that geeks are afraid to talk about comics, video games, anime, what-have-you with the opposite sex; the inability to talk about anything other than geek subjects is a well-established stereotype. This is the sort of worry that leads geeks to try to hide in their gaming cupboard rather than letting their geek flag fly proudly. And don’t think that this is limited to guys; I have a hot nerd-girl friend who has told me about several well-meaning folks who told her “Quit talking about those comics or you’ll never get laid!”
So what’s a nerd to do?