Why it's Good to date a Nerd
1. Nerds have one or two things that they absolutely love at any given time. I don't trust people who are "meh" about everything. They lack passion. Even if you're so into "Battlestar Galactica" that we barely talk for days, it’s good to know that you're hardcore. It says something about your approach to life.
2. Nerds know that the thing they love might be weird, so you don't have to be self-conscious about the weird thing you love. Do you spend your nights looking at pictures of cats wearing tights? You won't get judged by your partner, who went to work dressed like Dr. Who yesterday for no reason at all.
3. Nerds have constructively addictive personalities. Humans gravitate toward activities, many of which we know to be destructive. Nerds fill their time with projects and contributions. And yes, Redditors make contributions to this world.
4. Nerds don't play games. Well, they might play Call of Duty or D&D. But in a relationship, it's straightforward. "Want to go LARPing with me?" is as devoid of mind-games as a pick-up line can get.
5. Nerds are self-aware. Nerds are often keenly aware of how, and by whom, they are perceived as nerds. Yet they boldly continue to be nerds. Taking what could be a stigma and wearing it as a badge of honor is the sign of a cool person.
6. Nerds love to solve problems, both on their own and with others. If a nerd will spend four weeks with a manual trying to fix a computer bug, that same nerd will surely stay up all night to alleviate a relationship issue.
7. Nerds love technology. Say good-bye to driving around in circles; a strict reliance on Google maps is perfectly acceptable. Plus, you'll never have to go on the internet again, because your partner excitedly leads off every conversation with "Did you see that thing online today...", thereby keeping you delightfully current.
8. Nerds like to be best at things. Though "I'm winning at boyfriend" or "I'm crushing you in relationship right now" may sound overly aggressive, a consistent motivation for self-improvement rarely translates into a net-negative.
9. Nerds are major assets in the event of a zombie apocalypse. They have read every related comic book, seen every related movie, and played every related video game. They know evasive maneuvers.
10. Nerds are comfortable in their own skin. Unabashedly loving something, even in the face of societal scorn, is a major positive. Plus, simply having their own skin will come in handy, in the event of a zombie apocalypse.