Newsflash: I'm so not.
I think it must be tough for guys. Standard lines that (I guess) must work on non-geeky women crash and burn with us, or at least with me. One guy who'd worked with me in passing for awhile started a conversation about movies. Right away he went into saying that he liked movies about destiny and true love and fate. Ick, gag me. I'm like, "Oh. My favorite movie is Aliens." Well, that puts him in a tough position. He can hardly say, "Oh, I was just bullshitting you about that lovey-kissy stuff" and then have a conversation about his actual likes. Even though he knows and I know that he was indeed just bullshitting me about that lovey-kissy stuff, he's dead in the water. In another instance, a few years back one guy asked me what I thought of Grey's Anatomy the previous evening. I blinked at him and said, "Is that anime?"
So, how do you do it right?
|Mutant and proud.|
I guess the main value is sincerity. If you pretend to like something you don't, a geek girl is going to smell it a mile away and be unimpressed. If you've noticed something about me - my taste in books, the fact that I clearly like Star Wars - and comment on it, it gets you a foot in the door. All the kissy-face lines in the world don't add up to one knowledgeable remark about my beloved Potato Heads.
On the other hand, not every guy wants a geeky woman.
I've had 'normal' guys really be turned off by my geekery. One really cute guy looked at Darth Tater and was like, "Is that, like, the Star Wars guy or something?" My response was along the lines of, "Yeah... Was there something you needed?" It turned out there wasn't. Good. Darth Tater and I didn't need you anyway, pal. Either way, I can't imagine trying to explain my World of Warcraft addiction to that guy over dinner or discussing the ethics of humans assisting the Jaffa rebellion against the Goa'Uld. No.
So, for me, it's gotta be up front and proud because I'd rather know from the get go that we're both okay with me being the geek that I gotta be. Otherwise, we're both just wasting our time.