A while ago I had the most awkward date ever. Like, ever. And I was scared that it doomed whatever was brewing before it even really began. But it turned out beautifully and we’re still seeing one another, and it got me thinking: Dating an awkward guy is actually sort of . . . awesome. Here’s why.
They’re not gonna mess with your head.
Most awkward guys are awkward in part because they don’t have a ton of experience from playing the field. As a result, they’re a lot less likely to play mind games with you, because guess what? If they mustered up the courage to ask you out in the first place, chances are they really, really like you, and they will make this abundantly clear.
One of the best parts of awkward situations? The humor involved. They can defuse almost anything with a joke, and you better believe they love to hear you laugh.
They won’t push you for another before you’re ready.
The good thing about awkward guys? They move slow. If you’re worried about a guy expecting more physically from you than you’re ready to deliver, get thee to a nerd! They’re just so happy that you even showed up that they’re not going to get fresh with you unless you make it explicitly clear that that’s what you want.
Their friends are usually awesome.
When you’re used to alpha males and douchebags, you get used to hanging out with their jerky friends–and a lot of times they act like pigs in front of you. Not so with the awkward dude: His friends are usually just as sweet and unassuming as he is, and they’re usually a lot of fun to talk to about things other than UFC and chicks, so you won’t mind group hangs.
They’re appreciative and attentive.
They’re so happy to land you that they will go to the moon and back to make you happy. And you’ll never have to worry about him not texting back, because chances are an awkward dude is pretty comfortable behind a keyboard.
Awkward guys may be, well, awkward, but dude. It is so cute sometimes. They’ll likely have a few fun quirks that may normally drive someone nuts, but when you like them back? They’re just going to be precious.
They’ll eventually stop being awkward.
Once they let their guard down and get comfy around you, awkward guys are actually awesome guys. You just need to give them a chance to show it–and they will.
Have you ever dated an awkward guy? What’s your most awkward guy story? Tell us in the comments!