Book Review: The Geek’s Guide to Dating – Eric Smith

Geek's Guide to DatingTitle: The Geek’s Guide to Dating
Author: Eric Smith
ISBN: 9781594746437
Pages: 208
Release Date: December 3, 2013
Publisher: Quirk Books
Genre: Nonfiction
Source: Publisher
Rating: 4.5 out of 5


In this dating/self-help guide, author Eric Smith provides dating advice to all those geeks out there, both male and female, looking for their significant other—the player two to their player one.

Snapshot Review:

Smart, funny, and entirely engaging are the best words to describe Eric Smith’s debut, The Geek’s Guide to Dating. Whether you’re looking for love or are just a geek who enjoys pop culture references, you’ll find something to love in this creatively written dating guide.

Full Review:

If you say “self-help” guide, I’m usually the person running the other way screaming. I don’t do self-help books. Not because I don’t think they’re useful for some people but because, as a rule, I never enjoy them. But I love all things nerd and geek and appreciate how difficult it can be to find someone when you aren’t the most comfortable in your own skin. Plus I love Eric Smith, who is a funny and smart guy who happens to pretty much be the Master Geek, so that’s why it was a no-brainer for me to pick up A Geek’s Guide to Dating.

I have a feeling A Geek’s Guide to Dating is going to be the stocking stuffer choice for all single geeks this Christmas. And if it’s not, it should be. It presents a smart and coherent guide to dating that’s actually quite entertaining to read. Smith litters each page with great nerd references; I can’t claim to have gotten all of them, but the ones I understood I absolutely loved. But it’s not just that it’s entertaining: Smith presents useful information in this book on such difficult subjects on hygiene and how your clothes should fit. It’s incredibly practical and relevant.

Though A Geek’s Guide to Dating is aimed at males, there’s no reason women won’t enjoy this book and find it useful. It uses humor to deal with discomfort that stems from the subject of dating and finding your player two. The combination of practical suggestions and smart, witty writing make this dating guide an absolute winner. I certainly will be recommending it this holiday season and beyond, and definitely encourage you to check it out. Even if you aren’t single, geeks everywhere will appreciate what Smith has done with his book.

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  1. I totally agree that Eric may very well be the Master Geek =) He’s super awesome and I was thrilled to review his latest book too. I really enjoyed this one. It had me chuckling and even nodding my head to some valid points he made. I’m glad you gave this one a go and enjoyed it =)

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