I find myself really liking nerdy guys, but not the kind of nerdy you're describing. I'm into guys that are very into academics and being an educated person (interested in factoids and general knowledge), guys that are interested in learning how to do things (build a hard drive, stuff like that). Don't get me wrong there's nothing wrong with gaming, but I'm not attracted to gamers because personally, I could never justify wasting my time like that. I waste my time in other ways, sure, but gaming is something I will never understand.
Yeah, sure. Both guys I've dated are kind of nerdy, I guess. Both into Zelda and Magic the Gathering, and WOW. As long as we can hold a conversation about something other than that, I do not care at all.
Pretty much every single guy I've ever been into is, roughly, the person you are describing. I love geeky guys! Generally speaking, they are sweet, and totally adorable. And being nerdy doesn't necessarily make you socially awkward, you're right. Most of the geeks I've liked have been VERY outgoing and confident and funny. So no, I have NO problem!
My boyfriend is pretty nerdy and I knew this going into the relationship. He likes Zelda and D & D, in fact we used to play D & D together with a bunch of our friends every weekend and I'm the biggest girlie girl you'll ever meet lol. I liked playing with him because it was something we can do together and with our closest friends.
But, he's hygienic, social and we do/talk about things other than his interests. :)
I'm not a fan of the videogames, but I LOVE smart guys that can talk in depth about a number of subjects :) My occupation is in the science/tech field, so I always appreciate a guy who can hold his own, so we can have fun debates.
Nerds are not social people or are social awkard. If you are sociable but still a "nerd," then you are a geek and geeks are awesome. Every geek friend I have is either dating, or married with children. Besides, geeks make more money than the average person. lol.