Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Geeks Revisited: Maryam's Do's and Don'ts of Dating Geeks

I particularly like Maryam's advice on emailing your geek, don't bother talking to him.
Don’t say it, email it: The power of the written word, errr…typed word, I mean the power of email. Do not take this lightly. If you want your geek to do something for you or to remember it, be it taking the trash out on Thursdays or your Mother’s birthday present or dinner with the neighbors, don’t tell him, send him an email about it. Better yet, send him a schedule request. He’ll honor that commitment a heck lot more than if you told him the same thing thousands of times. When it comes to remembering those commitments, don’t underestimate the power of email reminders.

I know a married geek couple who agreed to FIGHT VIA EMAIL when they first got married and it seems to work for them!