Top 10 Hottest Male Geeks on the Web!

“A clever, ugly man every now and then is successful with the ladies, but a handsome fool is irresistible”. William Makepeace

Inspired from this very statement, we, the two Thoughtpick ladies, decided to spice things up a bit for you and bring those handsome irresistible geeks to you within a top ten list and introduce you to them!

1. Ryan Block — Former Editor of Engadget, Founder of Gdgt (Roba’s pick)

Gdgt founder Ryan Block, former editor of Engadget

Gdgt founder Ryan Block, former editor of Engadget

The broody eyes, the dirty look, the bad-boy vibes — ah, hotness incarnate.

Ryan Block is the co-founder of gdgt, and the former editor popular gadget blog Engadget. We’re not the only ones crushing on him, Block was named one of Paper Magazine’s Beautiful People in 2006. Beautiful indeed!

Visit Ryan Block’s Blog

2. Richard Darell — Founder of Minervity & BitRebels (Beirut’s pick)

Richard Darell

Richard Darell


Location:Stockholm, Sweden

Profession: Web/Graphic Designer

Into his thoughts:

“Ok, where to start. I have been fumbling around with computers since the stone age it seems. I was around them before the Internet. I have always been fascinated by graphics and it’s structured behavior…

I am purely self taught and I sometimes get a bit jealous when I hear someone have studied the art of computer in some fancy school or whatever. But at the same time I sometimes feel that my knowledge in Graphic Design and Programming is exactly what I want to know and develop. (Read more)

Visit: &

3. Rand Fiskin — SEOmoz Founder (Roba’s pick)

Rand Fishkin, SEOmoz Founder

Rand Fishkin, SEOmoz Founder

Rand Fishkin is not only hot in a super-hugable kind of way, he is also worth $6.5 million. Fiskin is SEOmoz‘s co-founder and CEO, is a renowned SEO expert and popular SEO reference. Look at those puppy brown eyes and sweet smile (although he’s really not smiling in this picture).

Visit SEOmoz

4. David Karp – Founder of Tumblr (Beirut’s pick)

David Karp - Founder of Tumblr

David Karp - Founder of Tumblr

Age: 22

Twitter Account: @davidkarp

Somewhere between full-throttled blog software, such as WordPress, and minimalist microblogging tools, such as Twitter, lies Tumblr. New York native David Karp introduced Tumblr in 2007, using money and experience he’d acquired as a software consultant for online parenting site UrbanBaby. Tumblr has attracted 800,000 users, including pop music stars Katy Perry and John Legend, who use the free service to keep an online journal of photos, videos, music, and text. (Read more)

Visit: David’s Log

5. Pete Cashmore — Mashable CEO (Roba’s pick)

Mashable's Pete Cashmore is the hottest guy on the web

Mashable's Pete Cashmore is the hottest guy on the web

Mashable‘s founder Pete Cashmore is definitely the hottest guy from the World Wide Web. It’s almost mind-blowing how a geek and web entrepreneur could possibly look so handsome. Is it? Is it? He oozes charms.

Visit Pete Cashmore’s Wikipedia page

6. Stan Schroeder (Beirut’s pick)

Stan Schroeder of Mashable

Stan Schroeder of Mashable

Stan has been writing for Mashable since 2007, and having the benefit (or the curse) of working in a European time zone, he’s taken the post of European Editor. He’s been a pro IT journalist in Croatia for over 6 years, having written, among numerous other publications, for the biggest local IT paper magazine Bug as well as one of the biggest local web portals,

Interested in writing in English, he started his (now existing only as archive) blog, FranticIndustries, and he also co-founded (and subsequently sold), a simple tool for determining the hosting provider of any website.

Visit Stan Schroeder’s page on Mashable.

7. Jeremy Gutsche — Founder (Roba’s pick)

jeremy gutsche

Jeremy Gutsche, founder of

Jeremy Gutsche, the hotty above, is the co-host of Trend Hunter TV and founder of Wait, a geek who also has excellent taste? Oh, my, we must be in Heaven.

Visit Jeremy Gutsche’s Wikipedia Page

8. Jason Murphy (Beirut’s pick)

Jason Murphy

Jason Murphy

Digital Marketing & Social Media – Cleveland, Ohio

Companies worked for: Abercrombie & Fitch; CardinalCommerce Corporation; The Berry Company; Penton Media

Other names: Murph

Twitter: @JasonMMurphy

“I’ve been working in the digital marketing space for a little over 10 years now and have done a little of everything. Got my start working for CardinalCommerce Corporation, a start-up software company that enables authenticated payment methods for online retailers. They also have a mobile marketing platform that is doing quite well.” (Read more)

Visit Jason Murphy’s blog.

9. Kevin Rose — Digg Founder (Roba’s pick)

Kevin Rose, founder of Digg, is worth $31 Million

Kevin Rose, founder of Digg, is worth $31 Million

Diggnation‘s Kevin Rose might not have the typical heartthrob looks, but his lovably geeky physique is just as good. He is also worth $31 million. Yes, you heard that right. And he got that kind of money with brains, rather than bad acting.

Visit Kevin Rose’s Wikipedia Page

10. Jason Kincaid (Beirut’s pick)

TechCrunch's Jason Kincaid

TechCrunch's Jason Kincaid


Jason Kincaid is a writer at TechCrunch.

He grew up in Danville, California and later relocated to UCLA in Los Angeles, California, where he studied biology with a minor in ‘Society and Genetics’.


That’s it…

Finally, for all you web active ladies out there, we have two questions for you: Who is your favorite web present geek from handpicked our list? And do you have any other preferred male geeks who are not listed here?

“I require three things in a man. he must be handsome, ruthless and stupid.” Dorothy Parker

Comments and Reactions


    My vote goes to Jason Murphy…but maybe I'm a little biased :o) Great post though! I loved learning a little about all these talented and handsome men!

  • Mohammad Badi Irshid

    Great list :) Pete CEO of mashable is the most successful man in this list (I think) mashable isn't old but it gained lots of fans and readers that reaches TechCrunch ones.
    Innovation and intelligent are the keys of a great life for all.

  • Roba Al-Assi

    Haha, glad you enjoyed our list guys! Intelligence is indeed a huge factor :) Which is why we chose geeks ;)

  • Everywhereist

    I feel like you might want to include which of these handsome gentleman are single, and which aren't. And to help you along, I'll happily tell you that number 3 is taken. But it's nice to know I have good taste. :)

  • M.Bamieh

    its funny to see that roba goes for the rough and dirty look while beirut goes for the pretty boys :P

  • J. Rose Allister

    Please accept my employment application to Mashable, since 2 of the hottiest hotties on the list work there!

  • FadiPick

    Where is Amer? :P

  • Amer Kawar

    Here! Just afraid to say anything that will be used against me in the next meeting :P

    Great list girls! :)

  • FadiPick

    No! I meant among the list above! :D

  • Roba

    I know, just look at PETE. Hotness personified.

  • Roba

    You do indeed have great taste! :)

  • Roba

    LOL, that's funny. I think perhaps it wasn't fair to Beirut cause I picked first :)

  • Dave

    I can't believe you didn't include me in the list. ;)

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  • Sarah

    Pete…. wow.

  • Heather

    i vote for pete cashmore cuz h-es soooo hot

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    my vote is pete cashmore h-hes so hot

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  • Mary J

    Richard Darell!!!! OMG!!! LOVE HIM!!! Smartness and hotness combine!! he´s great in so many levels!! And what I’ve heard he’s a very humble guy also!!

    Even though your succsessful and famous you don’t need to be a stuck up! And he´s def. NOT!!

    GO RICHARD show us the way in Social Media and keep bringing it!! You´re truly an inspiration for many people!!

  • Bobby Dee

    Come on! Kevin Rose #9…he’s like the original handsome geek.

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