But it’s also likely that, given his brain capacity, he’s over-thinking every interaction to the point that you have no idea how he really feels.
Here are some helpful nerdy boy “tells.” If a nerdy boy isn’t into you, he’ll be worried you might get the wrong idea, and you’ll develop an unrequited crush on him, and you’ll think he’s a bad guy, and he really, really doesn’t want to be the subject of a Taylor Swift song because that would be mortifying. Or, you know, don’t say anything at all, and just live your life with your pride intact.
Dawson-Layne laid eyes on Yuriel Layne at her church’s children choir in East New York, Brooklyn, she believed he would be a kindred spirit. He was wearing glasses; he was a little chubby like I was, and he looked a little awkward like me too,” recalls Imani.
“In my 8-year-old mind, I felt like we were meant for each other.” While Imani wasn’t shy about voicing her feelings to her first big crush, a then painfully introverted 7-year-old Yuriel didn’t know what to make of gregarious Imani.
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“In church, we got a lot of shine for being smart, so we sort of competed against each other,” Yuriel remembers.To me, a good guy was trying to settle down and get married and avoid the trappings of the single life.This overly simplistic binary was easy to indulge as a youth, because a lot of young men and women were trying so hard to fit into a box to be considered “cool” that truly perceiving our individual complexity was difficult as hell.“We were Black nerds way back before it was cool to be. Similar to Yuriel’s household, Imani’s mother and grandparents taught her that education was the key to independence.“My grandparents did not have the same opportunities as myself and my mom, so they wanted us to take full advantage.