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9 Things Only People Who Date Geeks Understand

Who knew Super Mario could be such a cock block?

1. He travels in a Squadron of Geeks.
Easily excited by Comic-Con and things you've never heard of, he does almost everything with his circle of co-geeks. Of course you love discussing the science behind global warming over breakfast, but you can appreciate his need for bro time (LOL).

2. Wires are exciting in ways you never even realized.
When he's not geeking online, he's IRL DIY-geeking. He keeps wires in his home just to see if he can re-create your headphones, but better. You broach the subject like you would a child holding a shit-ton of candy: "Babe, I don't really know if that's the best idea...! OK, OK, proceed."

3. The Apple store is really exciting in ways you never even realized.

The CLoUd~*, the PoSsiBiLiTiEs~*, etc.

4. You always need to have your Star Trek facts straight.
And heaven forbid you confuse it for Star Wars in any way, shape, or form, like you did that one time more than a year ago. Not only will he never let you forget it, but he will be highly suspicious of any newfound sci-fi passions you decide to have. You have to insist you loved Guardians of the Galaxy for the plot and not the other (shirtless) reasons.

5. Even the most romantic of dates can be turned into an educational activity!
Because nothing says 
I love you like a trip to a gastropub where you can analyze all the chemical processes that went into making your meal for two!

6. He doesn't have many friends you want to set your single friends up with.
You adore them and their seriously silly geeky ways, but also they're kind of socially inept. Sorry.

7. Friday nights are spent watching the NatGeo channel.
It's not that hyena gangs and crocodiles in Jamaica aren't cool and all, but.

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8. Saturday nights are spent watching The History Channel.
It's not that history isn't cool and all, but.

9. You have been turned down for sex for a Very Important Super Mario showdown.
I'm really sorry that CoolMario46 stole your Yoshi mushroom, but sex? Please? No, OK, you seem to be enjoying yourself just fine. Tell CoolMario I say, "'Sup and also dude, can it wait?"

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This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.