Nerds Do Not Need Your Pity Sex

I don't know if you've noticed, but nerd culture is kinda the big thing going now. THEY GET LAID. A lot.

May 24, 2012 at 10:30am | Leave a comment

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Some hot nerds frolicking in the wild.

Recently, a very typically "hot" girl hit on my husband. (Ahem: I'm sure this girl is a very special snowflake with dreams and parents and such, and I'm sure she's more than just a hot girl who totters around on super high heels with flatironed hair and heavy makeup, and I am not making judgements about those girls as a group, just this one girl. OK, done.)

I don't mind when people hit on my husband, but I do mind her methodology, which was to talk about how my nerdy husband must have felt so lucky to get the attention of a girl like her.

"That's the thing about me,", she prattled, as if she was giving away a secret, "I like nerdy boys." Then she giggled like that was the silliest, craziest thing to do.

Well somebody give you a medal.

Let me make one thing very clear to any girls out there who have ever used hitting on "nerd boys" as a self-esteem boost, expecting them to fall all over themselves in their appreciation that you have condescendingly found them attractive: NERDS GET LAID. A lot.

I don't know if you've noticed, but nerd culture is kinda the big thing going now. Jay-Z shows up in dorky glasses, as do female porn stars. I think "The Big Bang Theory" is now the official TV show of America, the Nerdist podcast is one of the most popular podcasts, and "The Avengers" just ate every other movie for breakfast.

Not to overgeneralize, but nerds are hot not because they fit a stereotype, but because they are intense, interesting folk, and they sometimes have math tattoos.

I get it -- the idea of seducing someone who is not your type, someone who would break their own fingers for the chance to touch a woman -- this is an appealing sex trope. But this is not an 80s movie. Dating and hooking up are not parlor games, and you deigning to fuck someone because it's out of character for you is insulting.

If you're genuinely attracted to nerds, as I am, good on you. Go get you some. But please, ladies, nerds don't need your charity. Or your genitals.

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