Due to the controversial popularity of our How to Date a Geek Girl and How to Date a Geek Guy guides, we have introduced a special column featuring real life single geeks. This week, we have interviewed our colleague Analie Cruz of G Style Magazine.
Tell us a bit about yourself (Age, hometown, what you do for a living):
I’m in my late twenties. I was born in the Dominican Republic but raised in Queens, NY. I’m a total New Yorker. I love pizza and chocolate. Some may know me more for my gadget addiction.
What makes you a geek?
I get excited about a variety of geeky things. Whether its certain gadgets, video games, or apps; I find myself interested in the make-up and background. I have a genuine passion for the innovation that is unfolding rapidly in front of us. I research things through and through when I’m interested.
I remember when a 5-disc CD changer was amazing and was the it piece of tech to have in your entertainment system, and now, just 12 years later; it’s nothing. I get so deeply involved when researching tech that I could pretty much forget about anything else going on at the moment.
I also wear cool cat-eye glasses, not because of fashion. I really can’t see without them!
Android, iOS, or other?
Luckily I don’t have to choose, so I don’t. I use my MacBook Air all the time, but I use my Android phones and tablet just as much. It depends on the activity. Yes, I carry multiple gadgets at once. I am afraid of getting bored or “needing” one and not having it.
Your favorite comic book hero and why?
Psylocke. Why not?! Seriously though; this woman is a ninja assassin with telepathic and telekinetic powers. Her telepathic capabilities (“Psychic Blasts”) have gotten her out of trouble and give her an advantage over others. She also has a psychic katana (Japanese sword) with psionic powers that can slice through anyone and anything. It’s also a handy flashlight. She looks incredibly hot in her awesome costume and rocks purple hair! Psylocke is also part of one of the best video games series ever – Marvel vs. Capcom (2).
What gadget can’t you live without?
OMG, My phone! Doesn’t matter which one. I just need my phone. I need to have something to read, or on occasion someone to talk to. I can do most things from my phone, IF I had to.
What is the last book or ebook that you read?
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle. The motivating guidance the author offers in that book makes you feel as if you can set goals, and get the most happiness and joy out of life just by learning to embrace the present moment.
If you could meet anyone (living or dead) for lunch who would it be and why?
Michael Jackson. I grew up listening to him so I have a special bond with his music. I would ask him how he survived 4 decades of changing music, scenes, fads and style. I would love to get his stories on inspirations for his biggest hits and most memorable encounters with fans and important public figures. Being in the entertainment industry so long he would definitely have a lot to say!
What do you look for in a guy (or a girl). And does he/she need to be a geek too?
I look for genuineness, sincerity, patience, chivalry, and a sense of humor (muscles are a plus wink, wink). Those who know me know that I love to crack jokes and laugh. But I need to feel comfortable to break out of my shell and have a good time. If I feel someone is sincere I am more open to them. Patience is key to handling my crazed schedule and chivalry is too, because it’s always nice to be treated like a lady. And although he doesn’t have to be a geek, he definitely has to have his own passion for something. That’s always a turn-on!