Saturday, March 29, 2008

The dating librarian

After some half-assed searching on the internet, I've found a man to hang out with, whom I'll call Muffin (because he's English, or half, anyway). I hate the term "boyfriend" as we are both way past being "boy" and "girl."

What makes my love life relevant to this blog is that men love librarians. LOVE them. When I was just dipping my toe into the online dating scene, I met a young man and dated him casually until I moved to my current location. He told me at one point -- when I was feeling a little old and used up -- that the idea of a divorced librarian is "kinda hot, actually." And actually, it is.

Which made me rather wary of men who are just in this thing for the idea of the librarian. They know it's always the quiet ones. I actually had quite a bit of response to my profiles on the couple of free dating sites I joined. Some of these guys I talk to on AIM, and I met one or two of them. Then I met Muffin, who just absolutely blows me away. I'm not sure where I'm going with this, except to tell you, ladies and gentlemen, it's OK to be smart! It's OK to enjoy gaming and Star Wars and J.R.R. Tolkien. It's OK to enjoy reading random articles on Wikipedia. Hell, it's even desirable. Librarians are brilliant, educated people who always find something to talk about. We're well rounded, into the latest technology, and aren't afraid of trying new ways of doing things. (Or maybe I'm just speaking for myself, who knows?)

Since Muffin and I happened to meet during our two-week free trials on Sweet on Geeks, I feel obligated to plug it here. It's a dating site for nerds, geeks, and nerd- and geek-lovers.