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(Daily Mail)   Love concierge specializes in turning successful Silicon Valley geeks into sexy Silicon Valley studmuffins. mostly by telling them Weird Science was just a movie and that they should spend $20K and up on better wardrobe and bleached teeth   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 16
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2013-04-08 11:53:19 AM  
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kiwimoogle84: "I don't think it would be uncomfortable to lose a few pounds, clear up that acne, swap the glasses for contacts, and straighten out the ol' chompers."

This.  The list of stereotypical geek behaviors that scare off any potential romantic partner is fairly long and has little to do with their actual personality.
Liking computers and math? Not scaring off people.  What scares off people is: being an asshole (even accidentally). Letting mother, or trade show grab bags, dress you. Being a little loose on hygiene. Treating people as objective inputs into your life rather than actual individuals who can enrich it. A little stalker-ish over-focus on people you barely/don't know. etc.
2013-04-08 12:34:06 AM  
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spamdog: I can understand why he believes in that kind of thing, having a lifetime of positive reactions to his charisma behind him.


But somehow nobody seems to realize that growing up being told that you're not worthwhile will kinda make you feel that way. And that you can't just flip a switch and forget two decades of anxiety.
2013-04-07 11:58:05 PM  
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Mentalpatient87: What, and countless well-meaning friends parroting "be confident!" and "be yourself!" over and over didn't help? Shocking..


Hah! Yes. Plenty of that.
I have a very charismatic friend who believes in that kind of "will to power" stuff. I can understand why he believes in that kind of thing, having a lifetime of positive reactions to his charisma behind him. It doesn't bother me, I just remind myself that we have had very different experiences in that regard.
2013-04-07 11:39:40 PM  
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spamdog: I'm one of those guys with self-confidence shot to bits, and my body language betrays this. I've also got pretty bad social phobia from some very negative social experiences when I was younger. I honestly find the prospect of hitting on women to be utterly terrifying. Any attempt to break out of this shell usually results in more embarrassment. It's an extremely difficult cycle to break.


What, and countless well-meaning friends parroting "be confident!" and "be yourself!" over and over didn't help? Shocking..
2013-04-07 08:46:54 PM  
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I'm one of those guys with self-confidence shot to bits, and my body language betrays this. I've also got pretty bad social phobia from some very negative social experiences when I was younger. I honestly find the prospect of hitting on women to be utterly terrifying. Any attempt to break out of this shell usually results in more embarrassment. It's an extremely difficult cycle to break.
2013-04-07 05:40:35 PM  
1 votes:
A 105-pound Ivy League Olympian would make me feel like a damn loser. I just want a girl that'll smoke weed with me, make morbid jokes, and fight with me for the controller.
2013-04-07 01:15:30 PM  
1 votes:

Mandapants: According to Vanity Fair, when the 36=year-old CEO of Linux Dating started 'Cougar Night'

I was curious about this, so I followed the link and ended up at "Linx Dating".  http://www.linxdating.com

<insert Daily Fail comment here>

Seriously, is reading comprehension so hard? I'm actually disappointed because I wanted to know what Linux Dating would be.


Will you go out with me?
No.
sudo will you go out with me?
OK
2013-04-07 12:42:39 PM  
1 votes:

GWSuperfan: Or you could find a woman that likes you the way you are...

/just sayin'


Why would i settle for a woman willing to settle for me?
2013-04-07 12:35:54 PM  
1 votes:
"Money fixes everything. I cannot recommend it enough. Great enormous boo-yah ginormous gobs of money turned me into a chick magnet. Try my newly released 'Goofus Techie to Billionaire Stud' method free for 14 days."
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2013-04-07 09:33:57 AM  
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BolshyGreatYarblocks: A female byline, natch: more anti-male invective oozing out onto the reader.  Any guy intelligent enough to get rich in tech knows that Weird Science is only a movie.

Men don't necessarily want a Mensa member, but they would like someone nice; someone unlike the article's sneering author.


The author is going to end up as of those old ladies complaining that there are no nice guys in the world.

"You reap what you sow" is the only advice anyone really needs when it comes to dating, or anything else really.
2013-04-07 08:45:57 AM  
1 votes:
Sounds expensive, I'll stick with my three wolf moon shirt.
2013-04-07 08:10:28 AM  
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FTA: "Anderson's colleague, Nina Ericson, admits that she often encounters men who think they engineer the perfect woman. 'I have a lot who say, "I want a 105-pound Olympian, Ivy League-educated triathlete,"' she says, 'they aren't going to find that on Thursday at the Rosewood.'

Calling bullshiat here. It's something she says about her "customers" to justify how much she's charging them as they need her help so desperately.
Geeky guys who want a relationship but are not very successful with women aren't that picky. Of course they want someone they'll find attractive, but they usually don't have extreme standards. (I don't get this attitude of "oh no, you are ugly, you should scrape the bottom, be thankful that you might get your penis wet at all and leave the more attractive people to us non-mutants".)
2013-04-07 05:15:27 AM  
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You know, if you have to become really uncomfortable and new to find a woman who will like you...you're doing it incredibly wrong.  She won't like you.  You'll have to stay in the uncomfortable and new (and out $20k) character the entire time you're with this woman otherwise you'll get the old "you're not the man you were when I met you" breakup line.
2013-04-07 02:44:31 AM  
1 votes:
Hookers are a lot cheaper and you don't have to cuddle after.
2013-04-07 12:57:49 AM  
1 votes:
You'd think with all that money it might occur to some of them to hire a personal trainer, update the wardrobe, etc.

But they also know that money can get you a partner who would otherwise be out of your league.
2013-04-06 09:02:17 PM  
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FTA: "Anderson's colleague, Nina Ericson, admits that she often encounters men who think they engineer the perfect woman. 'I have a lot who say, "I want a 105-pound Olympian, Ivy League-educated triathlete,"' she says, 'they aren't going to find that on Thursday at the Rosewood.'

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