- Posted by Johanna on January 29, 2007 at 7:27 am
- Category: LinkBlogging
Guy LeCharles Gonzalez is launching a new column series on marketing fundamentals. The first edition doesn’t have much information, instead introducing the idea, but I’ll be sure to keep an eye out for future editions, because this looks to be fascinating and essential information.
Reading Ami’s IM-like text makes me feel old, but I totally agree with her points about what boys really mean when they say they want geek girls.
I keep hearing that we dun exist. That there are no gamer girls. But what these guys mean are that there no gamer girls that fit THEIR fantasy. >:|
What they want isn’t a girl who shares their interests, or knows as much about comics as them, or who plays video games. What they MEAN is that they want a girl who is
b) like a “normal” silly girl
c) is INTERESTED in everything they like, but has less knowledge than them
A guy who isn’t willing to deal with women as they exist, not as they fantasize about them, isn’t ready for a girlfriend, or even a girl friend, anyway. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with knowing what turns you on or what your ideal would be… but you have to compromise and learn and grow together when dealing with real humans. And realize that most pictures are airbrushed. If you want a geek girl who’s also beautiful, what are you doing to be a geek guy who’s also a hunk, hmmm?
Thom jumps off from Ami’s post in satirizing the attitude. Many commenters question whether he went far enough, since they know people who actually do this.