As a girl geek, I have learned to differentiate between *nice* male nerds and, well, the *bad* male nerds.
Nice nerds are the types who want to talk about Star Wars, Lovecraft, DC Comics, what the best version of Blade Runner is and are, well, polite and nice with you. They tend to be better and more considerate in bed, too, IMO.
They’re smart and educated.They’re very cute and endearing. In their own way.
Bad nerds, however, just tend to be angry at women all the time, are bitter, get pissed off on the internet 24/7, keep harping on about Obama’s birth certificate and think maybe the alt-right aren’t so bad.
The difference is crucial.