Due to the controversial popularity of our How to Date a Geek Girl and How to Date a Geek Guy guides, we have decided to introduce a new special column featuring real life single geeks. This week, we have interviewed our colleague Leaura Luciano.
Tell us a bit about yourself (Age, hometown, what you do for a living):
I was born and raised in New York City (a rare breed). I am a freelance journalist/writer, lifestyle blogger and social media consultant.
I started my own online magazine & blog, Ever So Popular, as a home for all things style. I enjoy reporting trends as they emerge and that is true across all of my beats: tech, gaming, gadgets, beauty, fashion, travel and automotive. My schedule is different every day so it keeps me on my toes. Last week I met with a young fashion designer before his collection debuted at fashion week, I covered the launch of a new handset, and then raced to City Hall to interview politicians on breaking city news, all in the same day. I thrive at this pace and it keeps me sharp!
Also, I enjoy riding my bicycle, martial arts training, and ice cream.
Gadget you can’t live without:
My Laptop. I rely on mobile devices for a lot, but I need a laptop unit for most of my work.
Android or iOS?
Both. I love the flexibility of the Android OS, but I like the ease and fluidity of iOS. Right now, I always have both my iPhone and the Samsung Galaxy Note II on hand.
What makes you a geek?
I love all things pop culture. I think that stems from my avid TV watching. I find myself answering trivia and then thinking “why do I know this”?
Growing up I loved fantasy, shows like ‘Buffy’ and ‘Charmed;’ who doesn’t love a strong female lead?! I also indulge in shows like ‘How Do They Do It’ and ‘How Its Made’ and don’t try to change the channel if I catch a marathon of ‘Top Gear’ on BBC.
Your favorite comic book hero and why?
I am an X-Men fan, so I’d have to say Jean Gray (especially as Phoenix). She’s got solid super powers: telekinesis and telepathy (oh – and the character was born in New York too).
If you could meet anyone (living or dead) for lunch who would it be and why?
I gave this some thought, and it has to be Leonardo da Vinci. There are so many questions I’d want to ask him.
What was the last book you read?
I am just finishing Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s memoir, “My Beloved World.” I enjoy a good autobiography especially from public figures and celebs. Next on my list is the new Clive Davis memoir.
What do you look for in a guy? Do they have to be a geek?
There are no absolutes. A guy doesn’t have to be a geek, but there must be signs of intelligent life. Intelligence is a turn on! All warm, supportive, quick-witted, thoughtful men need apply.