Moreover, while nerd-dom has become mainstream (even cool), it didn’t used to be, and many a nerd grew up suffering at the hands of dumb guys or b*tchy girls. Yeah, it’s a bit cheesy, but there’s a reason this franchise was so amazingly popular: it has memorable characters (including a strong woman), lots of good humor, and a cosmic theme that appeals to everyone. I have gotten non-nerd friends (male and female) hooked on BSG.To succeed with him, show him you aren’t one of those people and that he’s awesome the way he is. It has none of the cheesiness of Star Trek and everything it lacked: sex, violence, drama, very strong women, and seriously hot guys. In many ways, relating to a nerdy guy isn’t all that different from relating to a non-nerd; he just has different toys.
They're not all happy about their new status, and the swelling ranks of geek-wannabe's.
Instead, use it to grow closer, share experiences and discover new things. Go buy a nice pair of jeans and a top that isn’t from Threadless and walk confidently.
Then, get a haircut that brings out your best features.
As his partner, your job is to be his number one cheerleader.
Heavy-handed teasing will drive him back into his shell. There's nothing nerds enjoy more than a reasoned discussion.