Some go for the football stars, others, the hipsters. Some prefer the boys who study, and some like the burn outs. I'm here to set the record straight: the dorks are the ones to date.
1. They know how romance
Okay, okay, maybe it doesn't seem like they would. Dorks have a reputation for being tongue tied around people they find attractive and for being awkward in general. While this may be true for a majority of them in a large group situation, in general it is a vicious stereotype. The dorks have the classic moment with Han Solo and Leia ("I love you," "I know."), and the dorks have elvish. Have you ever listened to someone profess their love in a language most people forget exist? Yeah, it's worth it.
2. They are excitable
There is a wonderful moment whenever you interact with another person where they trust you enough to talk about something they are passionate about. That moment their eyes light up and they become a little breathless as they tell you all about that thing that makes them the happiest. Dorks get that feeling basically all the time. It's the cutest and so thrilling to watch them light up.
3. When they like things, they *really* like them
There is no reason to worry about you liking them more than they like you, because if they spend time with you it means they really, really, really like you. Dorks won't waste time with people they aren't invested in, or are at least quite interested in.
4. They're genuine
Dorks are typically unashamed of everything they enjoy. This means everything: hobbies, books and movies, music and food, their significant others. They don't see a point in lying about liking or disliking anything, or really a point in lying in anything. If you guys are exclusive, they won't hide you from their mom. If the dork says anything to you, you can be sure they mean every word.
You will spend a lot of time together, most likely watching movies or discussing books. Suddenly, the things that you share will expand past dates and moments between just the two of you into moments that your favorite characters shared as well.
Really, get out there and find yourself a dorky guy. They'll be there in the library, totally engrossed in a book. Or in the caf with headphones on, totally oblivious to everything else going on. Or, honestly, poke your head in a comic book store. It's all worth it.