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Old 05-21-2011, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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I've met some women who were impressed and intrigued by a guy who was a computer programmer. "He must be pretty brilliant" they think, "wow this guy is probably pretty different from the rest of the pack", or "he probably makes a ton of money". Then I've met some women who immediately give off a vibe of "OK too nerdy for me" or "he's probably socially inept". What do you immediately think of when a guy tells you his occupation is a programmer? Would you date such a guy? I'm just curious more than anything.
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Old 05-21-2011, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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I've met some women who were impressed and intrigued by a guy who was a computer programmer. "He must be pretty brilliant" they think, "wow this guy is probably pretty different from the rest of the pack", or "he probably makes a ton of money". Then I've met some women who immediately give off a vibe of "OK too nerdy for me" or "he's probably socially inept". What do you immediately think of when a guy tells you his occupation is a programmer? Would you date such a guy? I'm just curious more than anything.

Anyone who judges people based on just their stereotypical job description would be unattractive to me
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Old 05-21-2011, 11:30 AM
 
Location: beautiful NC mountains!
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Anyone who judges people based on just their stereotypical job description would be unattractive to me
Ditto.
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Old 05-21-2011, 11:37 AM
 
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Anyone who judges people based on just their stereotypical job description would be unattractive to me

Too many people self identify by their job/career choice.

THey do the same to others.
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Old 05-21-2011, 11:42 AM
 
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I've met some women who were impressed and intrigued by a guy who was a computer programmer. "He must be pretty brilliant" they think, "wow this guy is probably pretty different from the rest of the pack", or "he probably makes a ton of money". Then I've met some women who immediately give off a vibe of "OK too nerdy for me" or "he's probably socially inept". What do you immediately think of when a guy tells you his occupation is a programmer? Would you date such a guy? I'm just curious more than anything.
Your ladies use the words "must be, probably" and you know what they say about people who make assumptions...
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Old 05-21-2011, 10:54 PM
 
Location: London
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Considering that I work with computers myself, I'd be an idiot to make assumptions about a guy who does!
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Old 05-21-2011, 11:39 PM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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Most guys prolly think women make those generalizations about them because of their job, but what they don't want to realize is that they probably are.
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Old 05-21-2011, 11:48 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Smart is hot! For real. Including nerdy-smart. However, I by no means speak for all women.

Wear a t-shirt that says "C/C dos/C dos run" and if any woman stops, reads it and laughs, ask her out!!! (I know it's old-school...) ETA: Here you go.
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Old 05-22-2011, 02:46 AM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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I don't really think much of it at all since most of the men in my life are pretty techy. Three of my good (male) friends are computer engineers, as is my brother, my dad used to be VP for a computer company and while my husband hasn't made a career of it, he is so good with computers he joking refers to himself as "dr pc". I don't think you have to be extremely intelligent to be good with computers but it's a good profession.
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Old 05-22-2011, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I've met some women who were impressed and intrigued by a guy who was a computer programmer. "He must be pretty brilliant" they think, "wow this guy is probably pretty different from the rest of the pack", or "he probably makes a ton of money". Then I've met some women who immediately give off a vibe of "OK too nerdy for me" or "he's probably socially inept". What do you immediately think of when a guy tells you his occupation is a programmer? Would you date such a guy? I'm just curious more than anything.
Hell, nowdays, I would just be happy and thrilled that he has a friggin` job!
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