We may have a lot of strip clubs and Waffle House restaurants but that’s not what got us named the nerdiest city in America! According to Movoto Real Estate, Atlanta offers a virtual Nerdvana to those who are into gaming, tech, sci-fi conventions, etc.
Obviously, my first thought was how this impacts our dating scene. Sidebar: I have been on a hot nerd hunt since I moved here and sometimes they can be oblivious to shameless flirting. The question is, though, are nerds having a hard time getting dates?
If anything, I believe that a lot of people feel compelled to downplay their nerd quotient so they can appear “cooler” or more hip. I am proud to be a nerd with a love of science and tech, but some ladies don’t highlight their intelligence. Is it because girl nerds aren’t attractive or desirable?
Have you ever downplayed your intelligence to appear cooler? Do you think that showing your full nerd personality is too risky?
By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Dating Blog