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10 Reasons You Should Date A Geek

10 Reasons You Should Date A Geek

Geeks are great at many things. Getting a girlfriend, however, is typically not one of them. You see, geeks have often been stereotyped as bad or unsatisfying partners for women. They’ve been labeled by society as being great at reading books and getting good grades, but not so great at pleasing women. But this couldn’t be further from the truth!

Geeks are great guys! They are not only gifted when it comes to academics, but they make for incredible boyfriends as well! Here are 10 reasons why you should give a geek a shot!

1. They Are Smart

Geeks are really intelligent people. They are typically great at learning and mastering all kinds of topics. They soak in and absorb just about everything under the sun. From learning math, to science, to reading and writing, geeks can master it all!

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What a lot of us fail to realize, however, is that this ability to absorb information translates to many other things as well. From communication practices, to relationship knowledge, to sexual techniques even, geeks can learn everything! Why would you not want someone like this?

2. They Are Loyal

Geeks don’t typically have an exorbitant amount of friends. They are generally introverted and keep to themselves more than others do. As a result, geeks are extremely loyal. They know that friends are hard to come by and they don’t like losing them. Geeks are unbelievably loyal and genuine when it comes to making friends, including girlfriends, and they will almost always put their friends first!

3. They Are Funny

Geeks are funny because, well, they’re geeks! It takes a certain level of intelligence to be funny. You have to use your brain in order to calculate, comprehend, and create a joke. Whether it’s sarcasm, playful banter, or telling a joke, geeks, believe it or not, are some of the funniest guys around. They’ve honed their skill of being funny from years of watching comedies, reading magazines, and improving their functional intelligence. If a guy is smart, he can make you laugh!

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4. They Are Very In-Tune With Their Emotions

Geeks are incredibly in-tune with their emotions. They live in their own mind a lot of the time and know exactly who they are. Geeks are great at self-reflection and self-observation. They’ve lived their entire lives being analytical and thinking everything through. It only makes sense that they are in touch with who they truly are and how to handle their emotions. It isn’t often that a geek doesn’t know how to take control of his feelings.

5. They Are Honest

Geeks are honest, nice, and sincere. They are grateful for everything they have, especially when it comes to friendships. Geeks would never dare to compromise a friendship because it takes so much work building new ones. Knowing this, geeks are always honest and always tell the truth. And honesty is the key ingredient for any solid relationship.

6. They Are Mysterious

Geeks are like a good mystery novel. They are elusive and challenging like a puzzle to some women, who love trying to figure them out. No woman wants a man she can sum up right away. Instead, she wants someone who can make her think. And geeks do just that. They are different than most other men and spice things up in ways that many guys can’t. Geeks have a vagueness about them that keeps the attraction alive!

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7. They Are Down-To-Earth

Geeks are down-to-earth kinds of guys. They are not extraordinary. They are not boisterous. They are not flashy. They are just regular, average-Joe type men. And this is perfect for most women! Most women just want a regular, down-to-earth man they can connect with. They want someone who they can easily relate to, share interests with, and share commonalities with. Geeks are the perfect matches for these desires.

8. They Are Well-Spoken

A geek is not someone who blurts things out before thinking them over. No, on the contrary, a geek will think things through for a while before coming up with the right things to say! Geeks, therefore, are very well-spoken. They say the right things at the right times because they think them over in their heads first. Being the smart, clever men they are, they formulate the best responses in split-second accuracy almost every time they speak.

9. They Will Be Loved By Your Friends and Parents

Geeks are loved by many and hated by none. Everyone likes the great characteristics that geeks often have. Their warm-hearted nature is very endearing to many people. Your friends, family, and associates will all love the geeky man you date. Who wouldn’t love a great geeky guy with awesome qualities?

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10. They Have The Biggest Hearts

Geeks are the best givers. They will love you like no other man ever could. Geeks always put others ahead of themselves and are happiest when they get to please someone else. Geeks are happy when they see you happy. Aside from all of their great personality traits, geeks just have big hearts. And this alone makes them worth dating.

The next time you meet a geek, rejoice! He could actually be the man of your dreams. Geeks make incredible boyfriends—just make sure you give them a chance!

Featured photo credit: Mohammad Jangda via flickr.com

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How Relationships Building Helps Achieve Career Success

How Relationships Building Helps Achieve Career Success

As playwright Wilson Mizner supposedly said all the way back in the 1930s,

“Be kind to everyone on the way up; you will meet the same people on the way down.”

The adage is the perfect prototype for relationship building in 2020, although we may want to expand Mizner’s definition of “kind” to include being helpful, respectful, grateful, and above all, crediting your colleagues along the way.

5 Ways to Switch on Your Relationship Building Magnetism

Relationship building does not come easily to all. Today’s computer culture makes us more insular and less likely to reach out—not to mention our new work-from-home situation in which we are only able to interact virtually. Still, relationship building remains an important part of career engagement and success, and it gets better with practice.

Here are five ways you can strengthen your relationships:

1. Advocate for Other’s Ideas

Take the initiative to speak up in support of other team members’ good ideas. Doing so lets others know that the team’s success takes precedence over your needs for personal success. Get behind any colleague’s innovative approach or clever solution and offer whatever help you can give to see it through. Teammates will value your vote of confidence and your support.

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2. Show Compassion

If you learn that someone whom you work with has encountered difficult times, reach out. If it’s not someone you know well, a hand-written card expressing your sympathy and hopes for better times ahead could be an initial gesture. If it’s someone with whom you interact regularly, the act could involve offering to take on some of the person’s work to provide a needed reprieve or even bringing in a home-cooked dish as a way to offer comfort. The show of compassion will not go unnoticed, and your relationship building will have found a foothold.

3. Communicate Regularly

Make an effort to share any information with team members that will help them do their jobs more effectively. Keeping people in the loop says a lot about your consideration for what others need to deliver their best results.

Try to discover the preferred mode of communication for each team member. Some people are fine relying on emails; others like to have a phone conversation. And once we can finally return to working together in offices, you may determine that face-to-face updates may be most advantageous for some members.

4. Ask for Feedback

Showing your willingness to reach out for advice and guidance will make a positive impression on your boss. When you make it clear that you welcome and can accept pointers, you display candor and trust in what opinions your superior has to offer. Your proclivity towards considering ways of improving your performance and strengthening any working interactions will signal your strong relationship skills.

If you are in a work environment where you are asked to give feedback, be generous and compassionate. That does not mean being wishy-washy. Try always to give the type of feedback that you wouldn’t mind receiving.

5. Give Credit Where It’s Due

Be the worker who remembers to credit staffers with their contributions. It’s a surprisingly rare talent to credit others, but when you do so, they will remember to credit you, and the collective credit your team will accrue will be well worth the effort.

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How Does Relationship Building Build Careers?

Once you have strengthened and deepened your relationships, here are some of the great benefits:

Work Doesn’t Feel So Much Like Work

According to a Gallup poll, when you have a best friend at work, you are more likely to feel engaged with your job. Work is more fun when you have positive, productive relationships with your colleagues. Instead of spending time and energy overcoming difficult personalities, you can spend time enjoying the camaraderie with colleagues as you work congenially on projects together. When your coworkers are your friends, time goes by quickly and challenges don’t weigh as heavily.

You Can Find Good Help

It’s easier to ask for assistance when you have a good working relationship with a colleague. And with office tasks changing at the speed of technology, chances are that you are going to need some help acclimating—especially now that work has gone remote due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Much of relationship building rests on your genuine expressions of appreciation toward others. Showing gratitude for another’s help or for their willingness to put in the extra effort will let them know you value them.

Mentors Come Out of the Woodwork

Mentors are proven to advance your professional and career development. A mentor can help you navigate how to approach your work and keep you apprised of industry trends. They have a plethora of experience to draw from that can be invaluable when advising you on achieving career success and advancement.

Mentors flock to those who are skilled at relationship building. So, work on your relationships and keep your eyes peeled for a worthy mentor.

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You Pull Together as a Team

Great teamwork starts with having an “abundance mentality” rather than a scarcity mentality. Too often, workers view all projects through a scarcity mentality lens. This leads to office strife as coworkers compete for their piece of the pie. But in an abundance mentality mode, you focus on the strengths that others bring rather than the possibility that they are potential competitors.

Instead, you can commit relationship building efforts to ensure a positive work environment rather than an adversarial one. When you let others know that you intend to support their efforts and contribute to their success, they will respond in kind. Go, team!

Your Network Expands and So Does Your Paycheck

Expand your relationship building scope beyond your coworkers to include customers, suppliers, and other industry stakeholders. Your extra efforts can lead to extra sales, a more rewarding career, and even speedy professional advancement. And don’t overlook the importance of building warm relationships with assistants, receptionists, or even interns.

Take care to build bridges, not just to your boss and your boss’s boss but with those that work under you as well. You may find that someone who you wouldn’t expect will put in a good word for you with your supervisor.

Building and maintaining good working relationships with everyone you come in contact with can pay off in unforeseen ways. You never know when that underling will turn out to be the company’s “golden child.” Six years from now you may be turning to them for a job. If you have built up a good, trusting work relationship with others along your way, you will more likely be considered for positions that any of these people may be looking to fill.

Your Job Won’t Stress You Out

Study shows that some 83 percent of American workers experience work-related stress.[1] Granted, some of that stress is now likely caused by the new pandemic-triggered workplace adjustments, yet bosses and management, in general, are reportedly the predominant source of stress for more than one-third of workers.

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Having meaningful connections among coworkers is the best way to make work less stressful. Whether it is having others whom to commiserate with, bounce ideas off, or bring out your best performance, friendships strengthen the group’s esprit de corps and lower the stress level of your job.

Your Career Shines Bright

Who would you feel better about approaching to provide a recommendation or ask for promotion: a cold, aloof boss with whom you have only an impersonal relationship or one that knows you as a person and with whom you have built a warm, trusting relationship?

Your career advancement will always excel when you have a mutual bond of friendship and appreciation with those who can recommend you. Consider the plug you could receive from a supervisor who knows you as a friend versus one who remains detached and only notices you in terms of your ability to meet deadlines or attain goals.

When people fully know your skills, strengths, personality, and aspirations, you have promoters who will sing your praises with any opportunity for advancement.

Final Thoughts

At the end of the day, it is “who you know” not “what you know.” When you build relationships, you build a pipeline of colleagues, work partners, team members, current bosses, and former bosses who want to help you—who want to see you succeed.

At its core, every business is a people business. Making a point to take the small but meaningful actions that build the foundation of a good relationship can be instrumental in cultivating better relationships at work.

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Reference

[1] The American Institute of Stress: 42 Worrying Workplace Stress Statistics

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