This week on Pwn Up, we asked to hear about the nerdy, geeky, and otherwise socially-awkward romances you've had or are currently in. If you have a moment so nerdy that you need to tell the Internet about it, we want you to send your submissions to dorklypwnup at gmail.
Every time someone asks me how I met my boyfriend, I always blush a little bit, because it seems really trashy: we met at Walmart, where I was working as a cashier. He would come in every Sunday, because he knew I would be working and go through my line. He would purposely stall if he saw I wasn't cashiering, and even if I had the longest line he would still wait, just for a few awkward exchanges. In turn, every Sunday I would run back to my dorm room and tell my roommate how, "The cute boy with gauges came through my line again" totally oblivious to the fact that he thought I was cute but couldn't figure out how to flirt with me. After all, Walmart isn't the most romantic place in the world. After a few weeks I got the hint, gave him my name to look up on Facebook with his receipt, and after some awkward online flirting we met up at my apartment for a date.
He brought over Monty Python and the Holy Grail, a movie which never stops being funny, and before the movie was even over we had moved to my bedroom for other activities. I lost my virginity to Monty Python...
It's been five years and we are still together.
My boyfriend and I made plans to go to the first Orion festival (Metallica) in Atlantic City, NJ in 2012. We both like silly/stupid t-shirts. I decided it would be super awesome for me to make us his and her t-shirts for the festival. Did I make band shirts? Nooooo..... Did I make shirts that had anything to do with the damn music festival? Of course not! I thought it would be cute to make Juggernaut shirts! His said "I'm The Juggernaut, BITCH!" and mine said "I'm the Juggernaut's BITCH!" Funny, right? WRONG. We wore them proudly together to the first day of the fest and NO ONE GOT IT. We got several WTF's and a whole lot of stink eye, but not one single nod or thumbs up. Too bad. I thought we were the shit.
So I first started talking to my (now) girlfriend because she posted a picture of her new Wii on Facebook. Assuming she was probably only into Wii Sports, I struck up a conversation and turns out she was using it to play Super Mario Bros 3 (one of my all time fav game) on the Virtual Console. We started talking more and it turns out she is a huge old school gamer. Anyways, the first time we actually hung out, it was fun-filled evening and all, but was highlighted by when I was showing her Pokemon X on my 3DS. Since I couldn't see the screen well from where I was sitting I put my arm around her and we cuddled a bit as she played. I officially asked her out right after that.
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