Not long ago, Jennifer posited that hot women are nerding it up just a tad too emphatically these days. They needn’t insist on their nerdliness, she noted — we, the rest of the women in the world, don’t want or need to be won over by how much they can relate to us.
I though of her post when I saw this, an article at Glamour about so-called nerd love. Nerd love, they say, happens “when two people who are obsessive about esoteric knowledge meet, fall in love, and compare their relationship to a stable ion because they are (see above) huge nerds.”
They go on to profile a couple in which the male half built some big homage to the Simpsons, and the female half encouraged him onward. That’s pretty nerdy, although it’s not clear where the nerd love part comes in, since it appears that all his wife did was encourage him to finish.
Anyway, all this talk about nerds is making me wonder, are Gloss readers nerds? Or are you not?
P.S. A google search for images using the phrase “nerd girl” reveals that the only qualification required is wearing glasses. I trust that most of you, then, will answer yes.
Sorry! This poll is now closed.