Patience dating a geek

He is well aware of his problem and makes an effort to deal with his situation (sometimes they are clumsy and sometimes with varying degrees of success).

He is well liked and respected by some of his academic peers, and his research results are impressive but he is often not invited to participate in social events because he is seen to ‘not fit in’.

Some of his actions are often considered eccentric.

He is interested in developing social relationships.

But, he has had no significant romantic relationships with the opposite sex (though he has had a couple of brief ones). He also has non-romantic relationships with the opposite sex (even more-so than with male friends). His almost always carries a backpack with him, often to the most inappropriate places, his dress awareness is weak (by any convention), and he has developed other minor unusual mannerisms, which discourage potential female partners.