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->'''Kim:''' You're weird.\\
'''Ron:''' Ah! K.P!\\
'''Kim:''' Shhh. I like weird.
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''

A trope common in {{Romantic Comed|y}}ies and Teen Comedies, in which a dorky ([[NerdsAreSexy not necessarily]] ''[[NerdsAreSexy ugly]]'', just... geeky) guy ends up with the totally hot babe. Generally, the geek begins the story as an outcast to whom the beautiful girl would never be attracted. He may be a band geek, or a scientist with all the social graces of a tube worm, or a ''[[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons D&D]]'' player who still lives in his mom's basement. And through the course of the story, she begins to see through his spaz-like exterior to the [[SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan decent, love-worthy man within.]]

Often, the guy will be smitten with the girl the first time he sees her. She, on the other hand, won't be attracted at first, and will often fight the attraction later on in the story. Eventually, despite whatever ''Series/ThreesCompany''-style misunderstanding crops up (and it will; you can count on it) she comes to realize that there is more to the geek than his pocket protector and love will bloom. It is ''never'' LoveAtFirstSight for the babe, in any case.

Related to UglyGuyHotWife, and subject to the same DoubleStandard, since gender inversions are practically non-existent; there may be more to the male geek than his pocket protector, but for women, looks are all that ''should'' matter. If a HollywoodHomely geek girl (or HollywoodHomely non-geek girl, for that matter) sets her sights on a hot guy, she might be able to [[SheCleansUpNicely make a]] [[BeautifulAllAlong few slight]] [[TheGlassesGottaGo alterations]], but it's more likely she'll just be the AbhorrentAdmirer who makes him run away in terror. Hence why this trope is beginning to experience some backlash lately.

Also extremely rare is the male geek that actually considers a similarly geeky girl, due to the latter's rarity in media in general. This holds even for works aimed at a female audience, and therefore any nerdy girl ''will'' eventually be revealed to be BeautifulAllAlong.

In general this is slowly [[DiscreditedTrope becoming obsolete]] as "nerd" and "geek" become less pejorative.

Compare SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl and NerdNanny. See NerdsAreSexy, {{Adorkable}} and GeekyTurnOn for when the attraction isn't despite nerdiness, but ''because'' of it. Contrasts with AllGirlsWantBadBoys. Often overlaps with JustFriends.

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* [[GiveGeeksAChance/LiveActionFilms Films ó Live-Action]]
* GiveGeeksAChance/LiveActionTV
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[[folder:Advertising]]
* A Go Daddy SuperBowl ad once had a smoking hot model making out with a nerd (who turns out to also play one of the background geeks from ''Series/TheBigBangTheory''.) The reaction to it was pretty much universally negative, mainly because of the apparently intentionally disturbing close-ups and sound mixing.
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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* The ending of ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'' has [[spoiler:"Geek Boy" Brief finally having sex with Panty. It helps that he turns out to be BeautifulAllAlong. However, after the final battle, their relationship seems to be the same (IE he's still the NoRespectGuy), though at least Panty starts using his name.]]
* In ''Manga/BambooBlade'', the character [[{{Yandere}} Miyako]] [[ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend Miyazaki]] dates and is VERY in love with [[UglyCute Dan-kun]]. He has a head like an acorn, she sparkles.
* What the Wife did in ''Manga/SpottedFlower'' and likes to make the Husband remember that so he can be more confident in himself, despite being a hardore oraku, he got a girlfriend, had sex with her, they married, and now she's is expecting their child.
* ''Literature/{{Paprika}}'': [[spoiler: Chiba admits to Tokita that she loves him and towards the end, Konakawa is informed that they are getting married]].
* Gender-Flipped in ''Anime/{{Vandread}}'', where geeky mechanic Parfait is paired with ''{{Bishonen}}'' doctor Duelo. The idea is that since both sexes are re-learning about each other, the normal social divide that would say he's out of her league doesn't exist.
* ''Anime/VariableGeo'': We never get to see how it starts, but there's no mistaking that [[TheOjou Reimi]] [[LadyOfWar Jahana]] is secretly making time with [[RighthandHottie her personal assistant]], [[HollywoodNerd Washio.]] As seen during Chiho's escape attempt from the Jahana Building, where she stumbles across Reimi's private rooftop rose garden and [[InterruptedIntimacy finds them making out with each each other.]]
* This is the basic premise of ''Manga/ICantUnderstandWhatMyHusbandIsSaying'', where an ordinary woman is HappilyMarried to a hardcore otaku (as happily married as you can be when, 9 times out out of 10, she has no idea [[SpeaksInShoutOuts what he's talking about]]).
* The beginning of ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'' [[ExploitedTrope plays out like this]], with nerdy and shy Ken Kaneki smitten with a beautiful and mysterious woman that frequents the same cafe. His best friend advises him to give up, because she's completely out of his league and a book-store date is a ''terrible'' idea. But Kaneki manages to work up the courage, and scores a date with the beautiful Rize Kamishiro. The two have a fantastic time and he walks her home, before mustering the courage to ask her on a second date. Rize admits that she's interested in him as well......as a meal, that is. Turns out, Rize is a [[OurGhoulsAreDifferent ghoul]] and she likes to eat her dates.
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[[folder:Comics]]
* ''Franchise/SpiderMan''
** By all accounts Peter Parker is an average-looking guy who is incredibly nerdy, he still managed to date three bombshells before marrying a supermodel.
** This hasn't gone uncommented -- Pete's friend Johnny Storm (otherwise known as The Human Torch) has pointed out the sheer number of gorgeous women that Spidey has dated, including Gwen Stacy, Mary Jane Watson, and the Black Cat (although Black Cat is more about Spidey than Peter).
** He's also recently caught the attention of Comicbook/MsMarvel.
** His cause is helped by the fact that most artists post-Steve Ditko have given him a significant amount of [[ProgressivelyPrettier male polish]].
--> ''[[Music/WeirdAlYankovic And to his great surprise/It seems she prefers guys/Who can kiss upside-down in the rain.]]''
** Also {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in the [[ComicBook/UltimateMarvel Ultimate Universe]]. When Johnny Storm tells Peter that he met a hot girl from the world of Spider-Man, Peter starts listing off every super powered female he'd ever run into. Much to the annoyance of Gwen Stacy and the envy of [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Johnny]], [[ComicBook/XMen Bobby]], and (again) [[BiTheWay Gwen Stacy]].
* ''Comicbook/SpiderGirl'' has a GenderFlip, though not with the main character--the real reason why [[JerkJock Moose]] keeps clashing with the title character's nerdy friend, [[AsianAndNerdy Jimmy]]? He sees Jimmy as competition for their other nerdy friend, Courtney, whom he has a crush on. PlayedStraight when Jimmy hooks up with Heather, though.
* [[Comicbook/TheIncredibleHercules Amadeus Cho]], the 7th smartest person on Earth (as verified by a soap company - oh, and Reed Richards). Managed to win the heart of a PerkyGoth Amazon Gorgon girl. It must be noted that the looks are ([[GorgeousGorgon kind of]]) inverted, as the aforementioned Amazon Gorgon got her looks from Medusa, while Cho is always drawn quite handsomely.
* [[Characters/BatmanRoguesGallery Dr. Victor Fries]] was quite the shy, timid, and introverted scientist, but that didn't stop him from marrying the late Nora, a smoking hot blonde. [[BlatantLies And they lived happily ever after.]]
* ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'' provides a rare GenderFlip: short, chubby, average-looking nerd Gert ends up with tall, blond athlete Chase.
* ''ComicBook/SpiderGirl'' has another GenderFlip: one of the school's jocks, nicknamed Moose, incorrectly believes that geeky Courtney is Spider-Girl and becomes infatuated with her. Their romance extends after he figures out the truth. PlayedStraight with May's other geeky friend, Jimmy, who hooks up with the school's [[DefrostingIceQueen Defrosting]] AlphaBitch.
* ''Comicbook/ElongatedMan'' Ralph Dibny's marriage to Sue is depicted in this manner on occasion. Although ComicBook/TheFlash was Central City's premier hero and got most of the town's adulation, when Sue met them both for the first time when Flash and Ralph both appeared together at a society function, she was clearly enamored of the more gangly Ralph.
-->''"He came by at the end to get me out of there. It was like trying to compete with Sinatra. But that's why ice cream stores don't just sell chocolate and vanilla. Every once in a while, someone walks in and orders butter pecan."''
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[[folder:Fanfiction]]
* In ''What She Wants'', a story in the ''FanFic/FacingTheFutureSeries'', this trope is prominent when Sydney Poindexter hooks up with [[spoiler:Desiree, the Wishing Ghost]], with it lampshaded by Tucker.
* In the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' of Creator/AAPessimal, canonical character Ponder Stibbons is pretty much the resident supernerd, a scholarly research wizard with an intellectual bent. Being forced out of the university to do hazardous and practical things in real life does not appeal to him very much but it is his fate that these excursions happen with depressing regularity. [[Fanfic/NatureStudies On one such mission]] he encounters ActionGirl, Assassin Johanna Smith-Rhodes, who is seemingly his complete opposite and well out of his league. He discovers Johanna has her own deep-down inner geek. She appreciates his competence in a crisis. Romance happens. [[note]]Eventually - after a few years - it results in marriage and children. At time of writing, their daughters are beginning to sohw their potential to move and shake tihngs.[[/note]]
* Author [[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/4030350/Rufus-T-Serenity Rufus T. Serenity]] is certainly a fan of this trope. Many of his ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' fanfics feature the geekier contestants (Cody, Harold, Cameron, etc) having girls considered far out of their league (Lindsay, Heather, Bridgette, etc) coming onto them.
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[[folder:Film -- Animated]]
* ABugsLife: Flik is a bumbling inventor and Princess Atta is the Queen Ant's gorgeous but stressed out daughter. While it's strongly implied that Flik has liked her all along, Atta's just annoyed and frustrated with him since his inventions often cause more problems for the colony, and [[SlapStickKnowsNoGender injury to herself]]. No surprise, she warms up to him over the movie.
* Milo and Kida from ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire''. Milo fits perfectly the nerd description being lean, with glasses and a bookworm; Kida even lampshade it when they met:
--> '''Kida''': You are a scholar, are you not? Judging from your diminished physique and large forehead, you can be suited for nothing else!
** Kida herself is a princess in a stripperiffic outfit, (for the standards of the era) but she soon learn to appreciate Milo. She always had interest in him though, because he can read her forgotten language.
* Played straight with Hiccup in ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon''. He's smitten with Astrid first thing, but she is largely indifferent to him until she finds out his mindblowingly cool secret and, more importantly, how brave and principled a warrior he actually is. Unlike most examples of this trope, however, Hiccup is far from bad looking.
* Deconstructed ''and'' played straight in ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'': IntrepidReporter [[BrainyBrunette Roxanne]] [[WhenSheSmiles Richie's]] camera guy Hal is introduced as a painfully awkward nerd who is completely in love with her, but she just sees him as a workmate. Later, [[spoiler:after he gets superpowers]] and makes his move, he's revealed to be an EntitledToHaveYou [[spoiler: [[PsychopathicManchild Psychopathic]]]] ManChild who doesn't take rejection well. [[DeconstructedTrope What?]] Just because he's a nerd and likes her doesn't automatically make him [[spoiler:a good person]] or secretly the man of her dreams. However, Roxanne eventually falls for Megamind, who's quite the "dweebie intellectual" himself.]]
* Doctor Doppler and Captain Amelia in ''Disney/TreasurePlanet''. He's a bespectacled doctor in astronomy and not quite fitted for adventure. Thus the [[ActionGirl Captain]] and him develop a BelligerentSexualTension until they're kidnapped together and begin to warm up.
* The ShipTease of Po and Tigress in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'': the roly-poly overenthusiastic AscendedFanboy and the AmazonianBeauty [[ActionGirl action]] CatGirl. He may be geeky, but he proves in both films that he can succeed where she fails. In the first film, it's by being his own wacky, clumsy self. In [[WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2 the second]], he masters a highly-advanced technique in a matter of days or weeks, a feat that took Master Shifu many years.
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[[folder:Literature]]
%%* Played straight and lampshaded by Trish and Don in ''Literature/FindingGaia''. zero context
* ''Literature/TheHuntForRedOctober'':
** It is stated that Jones, the sonar technician of the ''USS Dallas'', because of his nerdy looks and knowledge, gets enough action on the beach to "wear down a squad of marines".
** Oliver Tyler, a former nuclear submarine officer (retired after losing most of his left leg) and computer nerd, though also a former American football player, has "five and two-thirds" children with his wife, "making up" for lost time while a submariner.
** The latter bit about a male geek never pursuing a female geek is subverted in the later book, ''The Cardinal of the Kremlin''. Major Gregory, a huge geek and the head of the book's US SDI program is in a relationship with another, female geek, who specializes in mirrors, which Major Gregory uses in his laser defense system. A match made in Heaven. If the universe, a certain jealous lesbian, and the Russians didn't conspire against them, that is. It all turns out fine in the end, though.
%% * In ''Literature/PaperTowns'', Ben and Lacey, and Quentin and Margo to a lesser extent. zero context
* ''Literature/HarryPotter'' being set in a British Boarding School generally doesn't quite have the same coding, and most students tend to be AcademicAthlete in general:
** Ron and Hermione reverse this. By ''Prince'', Ron's technically a jock, and Hermione's still a geek. Not to mention Cormac, who is also a good-looking Quidditch player (though it's subverted in that Hermione thinks he's an idiot and only dates him once, [[OperationJealousy to annoy Ron]]). Before that there was also ''Goblet of Fire'', when the popular and athletic Viktor Krum is smitten with Hermione, but Krum is also an AcademicAthlete, and a brilliant and talented wizard in his own right. Ron was also an InsecureLoveInterest who felt overshadowed by Harry, even if Harry wasn't an especially brilliant student himself, and was likewise a jock.
** Harry felt this way in ''Goblet of Fire'' in the small LoveTriangle between him, Cho and Cedric. Cho and Cedric were both AcademicAthlete, highly popular and quite smart, while Harry was a famous celebrity with little experience in talking to girls, and who was also resented by HufflepuffHouse for overshadowing Cedric who got selected by the Goblet out of merit. [[spoiler:Despite everything, he and Cedric actually become good friends]].
** Some of this dynamic is there in the LoveTriangle of[[spoiler:Snape, Lily and James. All of them were brilliant students but Lily and James were popular and socially charismatic while Snape was asocial and unpopular. Nonetheless Lily and Snape, owing to their childhood friendship remain friends Rowling states that if Snape had never gotten into the Dark Arts and the Death Eaters, a romantic relationship might have developed between him and Lily. She only dated and married James long after their friendship was over, thanks entirely to him]].
* Percy Jackson and Annabeth Chase in ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians''. Again, Percy is not so much a geek as he is the new guy. Once he gets used to being at Camp Half-Blood, they settle into a more BattleCouple style of coupledom. Arguably inverted, since Annabeth's much more of a geek with her architecture than Percy, who starts to develop into more of a jock with his swordsmanship.
* Another gender-inverted example is good-looking, popular athlete Calvin and bookish, frumpy Meg from Creator/MadeleineLEngle's [[Literature/AWrinkleInTime Time Quartet]] who eventually get married. (Although ''Literature/ASwiftlyTiltingPlanet'' implies that Meg, like her HotScientist mother, grew up quite nicely from her 'awkward geek' teenage years.)
* In Rachel Flynn's ''Messing Around'', [[TheSmartGuy Thadeus]] talks about how his [[InTheBlood similarly geeky]] father is writing a romance novel. From the brief excerpt we see of it, [[AuthorAppeal the novel invokes this-]] with no small amount of WishFulfillment on the side. (In this case, it's the hot girl who notices the clumsy, bookish guy, not the other way around.)
* In ''Literature/HeartOfSteel'' Alistair is a super-intelligent {{cyborg}} MadScientist. Julia is less intelligent but smart in her own right, minus the madness. While he is instantly smitten with her, she spends more than half the novel getting to know the man under the metal before she ultimately warms up to him.
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[[folder:Music]]
* The song "The Geek Gets The Girl" by American Hi-Fi is made of this trope.
* Played with in Music/DavidBowie's ShortFilm ''Jazzin' for Blue Jean''. His {{Adorkable}} protagonist Vic, who tells his frosty dream girl a CelebrityLie about knowing a handsome rock star ([[Main/ActingForTwo also Bowie]]), [[spoiler: loses her to said star, whom she knew all along. At this, Bowie breaks character and objects to the "too obvious" unhappy ending]].
* [[Music/{{Busted}} "Just because you're]] ''[[Music/{{Busted}} Nerdy]]'' [[Music/{{Busted}} and your friends are thirty, doesn't mean she won't swing your way."]]
* Nerd Like Me, a cheesy but catchy parody of Taylor Swift's "You Belong With Me". Where the girl identifies and ends up with the nerd, despite initially liking the jock. [[https://youtu.be/_O2KtZTP0iU]]
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'': [[spoiler: [[ButtMonkey Johnny Sasaki]] and Meryl got married at the end. Although this was a subversion, as Johnny revealed himself to be BeautifulAllAlong and his [[ToiletHumor bouts of diarrhea]] immediately stopped. So most of his geeky qualities were dropped once Johnny unmasked.]] [[spoiler: [[{{Adorkable}} Otacon]] on the other hand averted this trope, the [[OverlyLongGag tradition]] of [[CartwrightCurse every girl he dated would eventually]] [[StuffedInTheFridge die once per episode]]. Alas, poor Otacon, he could [[DidNotGetTheGirl never get a girl alive]].]]
* ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'' has a tag-team battle with two [=NPCs=]: an Aroma Girl (a YamatoNadeshiko-type girl) and a Collector (a Type 1 HollywoodNerd). The pre- and post-combat dialog indicates that they've just recently started a relationship.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* During a MarsNeedsWomen strip in ''Webcomic/SinFest'', the meek and bookish Criminy is told [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2004-11-19 Sextron needs nerds.]]
-->'''Criminy:''' [[ComicallyMissingThePoint They must be having tech problems.]]
* The trope is played with slightly cynically in later ''Webcomic/MenageA3'' strips, as hopeless geek Gary is frequently pursued by various members of the comic's stunningly attractive female cast (plus at least one gay guy and one {{transsexual}}). However, not many of them like him ''for'' his geekiness; their reasons include his blushing, bumbling cuteness, his supposedly glamorous status as a (wannabe) artist, and his fabled skill at cunnilingus. Ziiís attraction to him fits the trope more closely, but she fights it furiously.
* Larisa from ''Webcomic/SandraAndWoo'' (who is openly stated to be the hottest girl in school) started going out with Landon after he helped her get a B- on a math quiz (more so that that [[BecauseYouWereNiceToMe he was willing to help her]] than because she actually passed). Despite her [[GoodBadGirl self-admitted promiscuity]], she has remained faithful to him the entire time they've been together (well over half a decade real world time), and there's no sign that they're going to break up any time soon.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* In ''Literature/ThaliasMusings'', Hephaestus tries to invoke this in his marriage to Aphrodite. It doesn't work. [[spoiler:After his divorce, he inverts the trope by falling for Aglaea, a science-obsessed demigoddess who's had a crush on him for awhile.]]
* In the Literature/WhateleyUniverse story "The Big Idea", Reach is enamored with cute scientist Spark who is European and doesn't see him. (He has a bad Kentucky accent and wants to join the Intelligence Cadet Corps.) He eventually gets the girl, but by then they have both been transmogrified so they're both ''much'' better looking.
* The happiest married couple in the ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'' is mathematics professor-turned-mystic-superhero Moishe "Doctor Kabbalah" Rothstein (5'8, skinny, glasses, jewfro) and his wife, the smokingly hot former supermodel Greta von Hapsbach-Rothstein (6'1", statuesque Nordic goddess).
* Inverted in ''WebVideo/TheGuild'', where the geeky Codex tries to get with the attractive stuntsman Wade. Of course, Codex is played by Creator/FeliciaDay, so it's a clear case of HollywoodHomely. Played straight with Zaboo and Riley, although, technically, Riley is also a gamer (let's not get into an FPS vs. MMORPG discussion).
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* WesternAnimation/KimPossible and her geek-love Ron Stoppable. [[TropeNamers The trope is named for the quote]] in an interview by the creators of the show, when they were asked why they were pairing up Kim and Ron.
* [[AlphaBitch Stacy]] in ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong'' eventually does genuinely fall for Spud, though she insists on keeping their relationship secret to uphold her reputation.
%%* Jérémie and Aelita in ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko''. It helps that Aelita is also a geek.
* {{Subverted|Trope}} in ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}''. [[LovableAlphaBitch Quinn]] gets an older, brainy tutor named David, and begins to become smarter as they work together over the summer. She falls for him and asks him out, but he turns her down, noting that she lacks the "depth" he looks for in a girl. Quinn is heartbroken, since David is pretty much the only guy to ever turn her down (or for that matter, the only one she ever seemed to like for more than just looks or popularity). Daria consoles her by pointing A) the guy is kind of a jerk for dismissing her so coldly and B) she's clearly ''developing'' depth if she's interested in a guy for personality over looks.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'': Athletic Patti and the clumsy, shy, {{Adorkable}} title character.
* Dr. Walter Hartford of ''[[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers Galaxy Rangers]]'' fits a lot of the usual definitions for a geek; highly educated, computer hacker, fast mouth, and fond of pop culture references. Princess Maya didn't think much of him at first, and was more attracted to [[TheLancer Gooseman]]. Then, Doc turned on the charm...made contact with an alien computer that was protecting the planet, [[TookALevelInBadass and handed a Crown Empire spy his ass in a swordfight]]. Maya never mentioned Goose again!
* Gerald and Phoebe from ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' is one of those rare moments that the girl is the "geek" in question here.
* Sheen and Libby in ''WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutronBoyGenius''. Sheen is the geek.
* The writers of the ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' ''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp'' series tried to avoid flat out confirming certain pairings (most likely trying to avert a BrokenBase) but ShipTease did happen nevertheless. One example of a pairing that got ShipTease that fits with this trope is Chuckie and Angelica. (Which of course has received even more attention from fans in fan work.)
%%* Occasionally played around with for Velma (who is a geek) from Franchise/ScoobyDoo such as later on in ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooOnZombieIsland''.
* Octus/Newton and Kimmy from ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan'', where the redheaded cheerleader falls for the nerd [[{{Robosexual}} who is actually a robot]].
* Notably played with and then averted in ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'' between Irma and Martin. Early on it seems to be setting up to invoke this trope, as Martin is smitten and Irma rebukes him at every turn. She eventually (and reluctantly, as it was necessary for a [[ItMakesSenseInContext distraction]]) goes on one date with him and is miserable the whole way through. Later though she is visibly jealous when he is interested in someone else. By the end of the series, she's the only main character ''not'' in a relationship and her and Martin have settled into a mutual quasi love/hate friendship. Irma took Martin on a NotADate in the first season as a distraction and while it wasn't really fun for her, she still gave him a peck on the cheek at the end of it. In the comics where she actually gave him a JustFriends speech, Martin then had a cute French penpal that visited and seemed totally enamored of him with the feeling being apparently mutual; Irma quickly turned into a ClingyJealousGirl while denying it to her amused friends. In one issue a possible (and likely) future version of Martin is [[SheIsAllGrownUp All Grown Up]] with a significant amount of ShipTease with future Irma. It's more like Irma doesn't ''want'' to give the geek a chance while [[MasterOfTheMixedMessage giving him just enough to keep hoping]].
** [[TheLeader Will]] herself could count as the "geek" with her relationship with Matt Olsen who's a budding rock star that is shown to be a ChickMagnet to the extent that Will... [[ClingyJealousGirl doesn't appreciate that aspect of him]]. Will is not a typical nerd as she's BookDumb or at least [[EverybodyHatesMathematics hates math]], though she does have an obsession with frogs going by her possessions and in one of the cartoon's openings she's implied to be a fan of ''Franchise/{{TheMuppets}}'' and ''Pokémon''. And yet Matt has only ever shown interest in her, even with attractive girls making passes at him. Taranee and Hay Lin are geeky in their own way, being examples of NerdsAreSexy and a OtakuSurrogate respectively, again have no trouble attracting boys. And it's not just a Guardian thing, either, as Will's own mother dates her history teacher who is a good-looking NiceGuy that is still a total history geek and a contrast to her much smoother ex-husband, though Will's father's failings may be the reason she's looking for [[SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan someone different and more reliable]].
%%* There are a few examples in ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'':
%%** In ''Island'' Harold is in a relation ship with Leshawna, though it's an on-again off-agian one.
%%** In ''Action'' Beth's ghost boyfriend turns out to be real.
%%** In ''Revenge'' Sam gets with Dakota.
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* Netscape founder Jim Clark is married to a supermodel.
* Filmmaker and self-professed comic book/sci fi geek Creator/KevinSmith and his wife Jennifer, who is absolutely ''gorgeous''. In fact, Smith wrote in his book that he fervently hopes their daughter Harley grows to be as tall and shapely as her mother, thus sparing her from what he goes through with his weight. Smith also theorized that geeky and/or chubby men are better catches, as they're much more willing to go the extra mile for a woman.
** Harley Quinn went through an "awkward" phase as a teen, but [[http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Kevin+Smith+Sin+City+Dame+Kill+Party+Comic+0w5mGeI_J_zl.jpg he needn't have worried]].
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' writer Creator/PaulDini is married to a very lovely magician named [[http://www.mistylee.com/ Misty Lee]] whose resemblance to Comicbook/{{Zatanna}} is downright uncanny.
** Interestingly, they met because of her resemblance. Paul Dini has always had an attraction to Zatanna, and a mutual friend convinced him to meet with her by showing him one of her publicity photos.
* [[http://www.thinkgeek.com/interests/valentines/5c89/ This T-shirt]].
* Mistress Matisse's column in the Seattle Stranger mentions that geeks and nerds [[BrainsAndBondage make up a frighteningly large percentage of the kink community]], and advises those looking to mingle among them brush up on their Creator/RobertAHeinlein and watch some of Creator/JossWhedon's work.
* UsefulNotes/JamesMadison and Dolley Madison. She was '''17''' years younger than him.
* Creator/JohnRomero made [[http://www.javno.com/en/foto.php?id=22&rbr=7720&idrf=371414 Stevie "killcreek" Case]] [[MemeticMutation his bitch]].
* The beginning of an OverdosedTrope [[http://www.salon.com/2014/05/30/amazon_is_killing_my_sex_life_partner/ perhaps?]]
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