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We humbly (ok, pretty braggily actually, screw humility!) present to you the first ever Nerdfox Radio Podcast in the history of the multi-verse. Titled:

Dreams, Dates, Drawing Maps and the Foot Long Challengs: First Ever Nerdfox Podcast Radio Show

Click here to listen: Nerdfox Podcast 1 Dreams and Dates (PS. We’ll upgrade this format soon)

Join Danny, Dana, and special guest Jenny as they discuss dream interpretation, share a nerdfox submission titled, “How to Take a Nerdfox to Smoocherville” and tell you everything you need to know about first dates.

NOTE: Thanks to FreeMusicArchive and Juanitos for the hot tunes used.

ALSO: Nothing in this podcast was fact checked. Who do you think we are, This American Life?

AND: Before, after, or while you’re listening, don’t forget to submit your ideas and by leaving a comment below, filling out our survey, or emailing If you can help us figure out the technology, maybe you can even be a guest star of a future podcast.  Either way, it’s quite likely you’ll receive an amazing prize.

ONE LAST THING: If you want to download this and save it forever (and ever) you can right click on the page where you listen to it and push “save as”


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!


Submit your thoughts here! 

What do you find attractive that might be surprising to the insecure nerdfox?

What do you, as a nerdfox, struggle with the most in the romantic or
social arena?
The fact that I’m painfully awkward all the time and think that by acting nervous and afraid I’m somehow going to wrangle hearts.

What are good first lines if you don’t really know someone?
Insult something awful you have in common (exams, neighbors from Ohio, etc.).

How do you let someone know you want to spend more time with them in a
manner which could potentially lead to a romantic connection (AKA a
date in the non-nerdfox world)?
Ask them to a movie! The two of you don’t even have to talk. If you’re paying for it, he or she can’t lose.

How do you initiate a smooch?
Changes every time.

How do you gently correct romantic mishaps?
Cute giggles and toplessness.

Why should someone date a nerdfox? What are the benefits?
The nerdfox will stay with that person forever, unable to better their situation.

How do you find nerd foxes?
Nerd foxes leave their scent on trees so that they can gather in forest clearings.

Good flirting tips
Pants that make your ass look hot. More subtle than a low-cut shirt, plus, the ass is often underappreciated by the average nerdfox. But not intentionally. He just doesn’t realize what he’s missing.

Worse pick up lines
-Come be my comfy pillow. I have a king sized bed and no one to share it with.
-Bone me now

Best pick up lines
(tell me, I need some)

More submissions for our readers – what will you submit? 

What do you find attractive that might be surprising to the insecure nerdfox?

heated conversations about quarks, boys who give me books to read, boys who read the books i give them, when they listen to justin timberlake and like it, when they talk articulately about their dissertation, when they wish they had brought their apples to apples board game over so we could play. when they get lost driving because they are busy flirting with me * reserved, shy kissers *  winners of the golden horseshoe award, when they rock the moon-boots proudly, when they know exactly what wine to order, when they want to try my salad, when they want to go see documentary movies about bugs. when they ask me good questions. when they are really modest about playing an instrument or doing something really well.

What do you, as a nerdfox, struggle with the most in the romantic or social arena?

clamming up around beautiful eco-babe nerdfoxes, meeting and connecting with other nerdfoxes, mingling with nerdfoxes, finding and keeping true nerdfoxes.

What are good first lines if you don’t really know someone?

Hey, do you play apples to apples?

How do you initiate a smooch?

i’ve heard from a reputable source that “hey…wanna kiss” works wonders. I have also suggested snuggling, which usually leads to some smooching and often more than smooching. offering someone some of your mango works wonders, too. drinking a giant mag of wine together and watching bad movies is also a well-trod path to smooch-land.

How do you gently correct romantic mishaps?

i move.

How do you find nerd foxes?

seek them out in libraries, music halls, music stores, coffee shops, book stores, architecture schools, chem labs, tea houses, rallies, mensa meetings, chess club, art galleries, movie theaters, art communes, apple stores, college towns, and contra dances.

General do’s and don’ts :

do tell me i’m a “good humper”. do give me good books to read. do cultivate an interest in strange trivia.

Worse pick up lines:

“do you play tennis?”

“i have heat sensor glasses on. i saw your body heat”

These were an old reader submission and I thought they were really nice and simple. Do you also have nice, friendly advice for fellow nerdfoxes? Submit them via our nerdfox survey! 

General do’s and don’ts:

1) Talk to that fabulous nerdfox you are interested in!  They’re never going to know you are interested if you don’t.
2) Say whatever comes to your mind.  It will make the conversations interesting and allow you to be yourself.  Relationships are always more successful when you are exactly who you want to be, not pretending or trying to be someone else.

1) Don’t worry about having all the right moves or the right words.  The good nerdfox, being an astute observer, will recognize your brilliant character and amazing talents, no matter how awkward you think you are being.

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.

(Excerpted from the first Nerdfox Zine)

There are a lot of things you shouldn’t do in this life. It is my belief however, that mistakes are made to be forgiven, and there is no romantic mishap beyond redemption, not even tucking your sweatpants into your socks. So if you are guilty of some of the things below, take heart. Look, if it’s really meant to be, you’re not going to ruin it by blathering on and on about a jam in the copier at work and how annoying the 80 lb copy paper is and OH, that reminds me, let me tell you about the history of my arch supports.

If your potential smoocher is really worthy of your cosmic babe-ness, they will have the wisdom to see how awesome you are despite your tendency towards verbal diarrhea or the fact that you tuck your socks into your sweatpants. And if they aren’t smart enough to see how awesome you are, punch them in the nuts. Or ovaries. Or whatever they’ve got. Punch and run, people. Punch and run. We don’t have time for philistines who don’t appreciate us despite our faults.

That being said, it never hurts to at least attempt to be non-pathetic. To that end, we provide the following tips, culled from the wisdom of our readers:

  • Don’t develop the verbal diarrhea approach as this will not work. Even if you have to put both hands over your mouth. Eat something. Smoke a cigarette. Flog yourself. Stop talking.
  • Don’t forget to talk, as being painfully awkward, nervous and afraid is not the most efficient way to wrangle hearts.
  • Don’t be the person who nerdfoxes have to club repeatedly over the head to let them know they are interested. For example: Dreamy love interest of space and time writes an email stating “I think you’re awesome” and you think, “I wonder if they like me?”
  • Don’t create elaborate super secret spy codes to express yourself and hope the other person reads your super secret meaning. (e.g. “I enjoy the cinema, sometimes…” does not equal “Would you like to go see a film together?” “I have a computer” does not equal “We should keep in touch via our computers” )
  • When possible, avoid spilling your entire romantic history the first night. Sometimes it’s important; usually it’s awkward, and also, probably boring.

Any more? Let us know. We need your help.