mandustries wrote: Now, before I say any more, I am in no way saying all nerds are creepy ... but there's a large population that are. And, their creepyness is only compounded by their awkwardness.
I think part of why geeks are stereotyped as creepy is because they tend to have poor communication/interaction skills. They tend to be shy and when in a interpersonal situation, either overcompensate/try too hard or they are just clueless about the unspoken rules of interpersonal communication: comfort zones, appropriate topics, etc. My brother used to be this way and to some extent he still has trouble interacting in groups. He is MUCH better one on one. It's hard to grow and matured in social situations if you spend a lot of your time alone.
Carrie08 - my heart goes out to you dear! At least you don't have to seen him now.