Finding someone to date shouldn’t be like trying to party up in an MMORPG: running around, repeatedly spamming chat channels for a group, and anxiously seeking a random encounter. This isn’t that kind of book.) No, seeking out Player Two is more like an old-school RPG: a gradual progression that, with the right walkthrough, becomes much, much easier.The Convention Comic Con, video game expos, anime conventions… Maybe that good-looking cosplayer just wants to hang out with her friends and be left alone.
Learn how to meet people in the real world and connect off-line for a change.
You may even level up to a romance worthy of an RPG!
That lady rummaging like mad through the dollar comics?
Maybe she —but if she’s on a quest, you might just be another annoying NPC.
"For the right person, this book is the Marauder's Map, the Konami code, the Gray's Sports Almanac of the opposite sex.
It's dangerous to date alone: take this." - Jeff Ryan, author of Super Mario: How Nintendo Conquered America"If dating seems more like a dismal game of Frogger instead of a fun Zelda adventure, you need to read "The Geek's Guide to Dating" by Eric Smith!
ERIC SMITH is the cofounder of Geekadelphia, a popular blog covering all-that-is-geek in the City of Brotherly Love, as well as the Philadelphia Geek Awards, an annual awards show held at the Academy of Natural Sciences.
He’s written for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Weekly, and
On Valentine’s Day last week, I was sent a rather lovely surprise from the team at Quirk Books. You can pick it up for the Kindle, Nook, or i OS tablet of choice on the cheap, this whole month. Big thank you, as always, to Katherine over at Quirk Books.
The Geek’s Guide to Dating, my lil’ non-fiction humor book that published in 2013, sold into Spanish. It’s the first time a translation of the book has gotten new art and a different cover, which is exciting, though I do of course love the work of my pal Juan Carlos Solon. The Geek’s Guide to Dating was my first published humor book, with Quirk Books back at the end of 2013. It made a few Best Books of the Year lists, and it’s sold into seven languages so far, with a few more on the way I can’t quite talk about yet. It’s my lil’ book that keeps on going, and I love it. She’s a rockstar when it comes to foreign rights, and I love seeing this little book pop up everywhere. Looks like The Geek’s Guide to Dating is on sale for the month of February!
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