Dare I press this point any further, but geek sex appeal is yet again in the media. My poor editor-in-chief, Carrie Sloan, received Darth Vader-quality death threats from nerds across the country for her take on the rise of the bespectacled beast in “Why Geeks Are the New Chic” (Don’t worry, she wasn’t in any real danger. They were harmless battle cries). Yet geek chic rears its cute-ugly head again with Violet Blue’s Open Source Sex column for the San Francisco Chronicle today. Entitled “So, I Seduced a Mac Geek”, Blue’s piece—a lurid retelling of locking eyes (and more) with a fellow geek at MacWorld expo—is equal parts racy and techie. And you definitely don't want to miss what follows: Her Macworld-style Kama Sutra—a glossary of sexual positions that will allow you do the deed while checking your gmail. (10 points to anyone who actually tries the "Laptop Riser.")
1. Change The Way You Think
When it comes to matters of the heart, we're all guilty of making excuses about why we didn't put ourselves out there. But contrary to popular belief, it isn't easier said than done. Laurel's advice?
"Trying" is a pre-emptive excuse for failure or not doing it at all. Do your best. Have zero excuses. If you don’t find success, make a midcourse correction and try a different tact. Keep at it until you do find success."