Saturday, February 1, 2014

The Geek's Guide to Dating by Eric Smith

You keep your action figures in their original packaging. Your bedsheets are officially licensed Star Wars merchandise. You’re hooked on Elder Scrolls and Metal Gear but now you’ve discovered an even bigger obsession: the new girl who just moved in down the hall. What’s a geek to do? Take some tips from Eric Smith in The Geek’s Guide to Dating. This hilarious primer leads geeks of all ages through the perils and pitfalls of meeting women, going on dates, getting serious, breaking up, and establishing a successful lifelong relationship (hint: it’s time to invest in new bedsheets). Full of whimsical 8-bit illustrations, The Geek’s Guide to Dating will teach fanboys everywhere to love long and prosper.

My Thoughts:
I saw The Geek's Guide to Dating on Goodreads. When I read the synopsis, I knew that I had to have it. The cover is fun and drew me in right away. It made me nostalgic for the video games that I played as a child. 

The Geek's Guide to Dating is exactly what it sounds like. A how to guide about navigating the complicated world of dating. Even though I'm married, I can still appreciate a lot of the advice in the book. I can relate it to my marriage because my husband and I are both geeky people. Some of the advice in the book has helped me to make my marriage better. 

The book made me chuckle quite a few times. I got most of the references, but there were some that flew over my head and made me confused. There were a few obscure references. My husband hasn't read the book yet, but when he does, he will probably understand them and explain them to me. I only had one small problem with The Geek's Guide to Dating. In the next to last paragraph, the author spells Hermione wrong. It made my inner Harry Potter freak irate. I was ranting and raving about it for a couple hours after I finished the book. 

Other than those small problems, I loved The Geek's Guide to Dating. I recommend it to both men and women. Also, I recommend it to everyone who likes geeky things, whether they are single or in a relationship.

I give The Geek's Guide to Dating: 4/5.

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I received this book from the publisher, Quirk Books, in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.

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