Just reading this blog post beyond the 140 character baseline is a good indicator that you may like its content. In short, nerds are typically defined as having a combination of intelligence, obsession and social awkwardness (as covered in this classic Venn diagram).
If you really want to dive into this topic: Social life may not be fun, especially during childhood and adolescence - with severity ranging from being an outsider to being totally excluded or actively bullied.
Nerds may get it harder with interpersonal skills and their social rank, see: In short - being very picky and having a main focus other than mating makes dating hard.
But, well, I actually want to help people, so it is wiser to think about a wider (not-empty! A lot of this content might be useful for other groups (gender, sexual orientation, level of nerdiness). By putting in some conscious effort you will get ahead of most men!
A large portion of this information is on approaching people in general, or advancing any relationship - surprisingly many things I learnt from dating are crucial for my networking skills (which, as a semi-freelancer, I use a lot).
Job interviews have similar dynamics - just instead of getting laid you want to land a job (you need to rather than express your neediness).
The topic dating may sound ambiguous - is it about looking for casual sex or the search for the love of your life?
Some great minds consider this problem notoriously hard: How to help all the young male nerds I meet who suffer from [the dating] problem, in a way that passes feminist muster, and that triggers the world’s sympathy rather than outrage[?
] I believe that, just as there are shy, nerdy men, there are also shy, nerdy women, who likewise suffer from feeling unwanted, sexually invisible, or ashamed to express their desires. :) I spiked it with numerous references, so even if you fine with dating, you may find a few interesting links (I am an unabashed link hoarder). Ideally, I would send it to my younger self (say, 15-25yo - the sooner the better), so as to be spared a lot of unnecessary emotional pain, feelings of loneliness, rejection and isolation. Most people struggle with it at some point, not only nerds. At the same time, the bar is not so high - all you need is to get a bit of understanding of yourself, your body, other people and dating dynamics.
“...sincere in helping dweebs discover that love is really the final frontier.”—Den of Geeks “...a solid manual.” —Official Xbox Magazine “The Geek’s Guide to Dating could be the answer to a single geek’s prayers.”—Suvudu “Eric Smith's The Geek's Guide to Dating sets out to aid geeky guys everywhere with humorous instructions on finding the Princess Peach to their Mario.”—Pop Sugar You keep your action figures in their original packaging.
Your closets are full of officially licensed Star Wars merchandise. This hilarious primer is jam-packed with cheat codes, walkthroughs, and power-ups for navigating the perils and pitfalls of your love life with ease.
For dating it may be even more treacherous - here you are not at a big advantage to start with.