Guys, if you're planning to meet that special someone at your next "Star Trek" convention, there are a few things you need to know.
First, don't try to hide your geekiness--admittedly this would be difficult with a Ferengi prosthetic attached to your head. If she's at the convention she's just as big a Trekker as you are (especially if she's cosplaying). Just be yourself.
Second, be nice, but not too nice. In general, woman like a challenge and don't want to feel like you're a pushover right off the bat--save that impression for when you get married. A little good-natured teasing about the size of her Betleh here and there goes a long way.
Third, consider that Star Trek cologne by Genki Wear we told you about recently--it's what got me thinking about this whole topic in the first place. It's coming in April. BAM! Just like that. She won't even know what hit her. I've heard that 60 percent of the time it works 100 percent of the time.
There will be three different fragrances. Tiberius is described as "difficult to define and impossible to refuse," according to Genki. It smells of sweet citron zest, black pepper, cedar, warm vanilla, white musk, and sandalwood. The hell? OK, scratch this one. Not nearly manly enough.
Next up is "Red Shirt," with the tagline "Because Tomorrow May Never Come" (LOL! Get it? Cause they always get killed...ahem). This one has base notes of leather and gray musk. Now we're talking. Although, what the hell does gray musk smell like exactly? Might want to research that before you buy.
Lastly is "Pon Farr." This one is actually for the ladies and is said to "drive him wild." Hmmm, you probably won't want to use this on any guys dressed as Klingons. Or maybe you do, if you're into that sorta thing.
Remember, your goal should be to have a good time and not take it personally if she isn't impressed by your ability to recall exactly what happens in season 2, episode 4 of the original series. If all else fails, though, persistence does work sometimes. And by persistence, I mean begging. Lots of begging.