This tendency towards withdrawing into themselves extends into all aspects of their lives.
They may spend inordinate amounts of time on unpopular, obscure, or non-mainstream activities, which are generally either highly technical or relating to topics of fiction or fantasy, to the exclusion of more mainstream activities.
As cultural attitudes continue to evolve in Japan, some groups that have spent decades being socially ostracized are finally seeing the tides turn in their favor.
For example, while the covers of most men’s fashion magazines are still plastered with photos of incredibly slender guys, the country has recently been showing some love for heavyset males as well.
Geeks have an unfortunate tendency to be poorly socialized outside of their own peer group, which makes finding a relationship even more difficult.
Women are already arousing and intimidating objects of desire in geek culture; trying to socialize with them is venturing in to true and there be dragons. It’s worth noting that the Geek Girl is different from a girl who is a geek.