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We thought our Nerdfox Readers would appreciate this thoughtful analysis on the pop-culture phenomenon of the “Friend zone.” Like many things in pop-culture, it seems sort of accurate, but secretly it might be rotting out your brain and ruining your ability to have authentic relationships with humans as equal humans. Read more than the quote below for some thoughtful thoughts full of thinking.

From Foz Meadows on Tumblr: 

I cannot state this clearly enough: if you really believe in equality, then you have to acknowledge the fact that women have a right to say no. That no matter how pure and true your feelings, your ladylove is under no obligation whatever to reciprocate them, because friendship is not a business transaction, and women are allowed to want male friends. Yes, it is difficult and sad and heartbreaking to love someone who doesn’t love you back, and doubly so when that person is a friend. Believe me; I speak from experience. This is not a fun thing to endure! But discounting the woman as a bitch, a user, a timewaster, a whore with no taste who only wants to sleep with arseholes instead of Nice Guys like you is not on. It is pure, unadulterated sexism: the attitude that friendship with a woman is only ever a stepping-stone to getting into her pants, such that if the pants-getting is off the table, then so too is the friendship.

Which, frankly, is bullshit. If you don’t care enough about someone to enjoy their company and respect their decisions when sex is off the table, then that person is right not to sleep with you, because enjoying someone’s company and respecting their decisions is pretty much how sex gets on the table to start with.


ImageToday at Nerdfoxes International, we are having a damn dance party to these hot free beats over at Free Music Archives. Quick, click the link and get dancing so you can be part of our party! And get out some snacks, parties are all better with snacks.

Ok, now that you are totally partying, a quick update: Danny and Dana have laid down some vocal stylings for the first EVERRRR Nerdfox Podcast in the history of this universe. Pretty amazing.

Also amazing: The Free Music Archives have approximately a kagillion songs that are legal to use in podcasts and other auditory projects, such as personal, private dance parties.

In honor of that, we are having a contest. Suggest some songs for us to listen to and/or put on the podcast and if we pick and/or like your song, we’ll make you a drawing of whatever you want and email it to you. A few LUCKY people may get actually mailed crayon drawings.

Just leave a link to a good song in the comments. It has to be a free song from this website. No tempting us with non-free-to-use from other websites.

UPDATE!  Also, if you fill out our survey, you can also win a prize.  The prize is a drawing.  A few lucky people will win a drawing of themselves riding a unicorn across the hull of a Starship Enterprise.  The class/registry is your choice.

i carry it on my skin.

Who hasn’t fallen for a person who has a science tattoo? If you haven’t, I highly recommend it, even if you have to get a tattoo on your own body and then fall in love with yourself.

Check out these super sexy nerdfoxy science tattoos and the book about them.

And please share your sexy nerdy tattoo stories with us – they could be featured in the next issue of Nerdfox!

One of the hallmarks of a nerdfox is an interest in researching something exhaustively before/while/after doing it. For many nerdfoxes this, natually, includes “doing it.”  And if it doesn’t, why not?

Many nerdfoxes are socially awkward introverted, which can result in minor to crippling social anxiety. It can be soothing to prepare oneself for social activities by researching said activities before attempting to engage in them. It can also result in fun small talk, if you think, that, for example, knowing about the marble used to build the Washington monument is really interesting.

Do you sometimes research hot dogs while eating a hot dog? If not, how are you supposed to know how people eat hot dogs in Iceland?  Do you research red solo cups before going to a kegger? Do you research the self-awareness of dolphins after going to Sea World and/or when drunk/can’t sleep?

So why not research on-line dating tendencies before/during/after on-line dating or dating in general? Maybe you already do this and you don’t need convinced. But if you want to learn about on-line dating and the people who do it (and “do it”), I highly recommend the fascinating blog at OkCupid.

What resources do you use to research romantic inquiries?

There are two great date ideas in this blog from XKCD– the first is to watch the sunset on the beach in a cherry picker, and then:

Once the sun had set, he’d activate the cherry picker, they’d be lifted up above the beach …

… and they’d watch the sun set again.

The second amazing date idea is to sit around the kitchen table and work out how/whether this date idea could be mathematically possible. The analysis is found here if you want to compare your findings.