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Top 10 Reasons Why I Like Dating A Programmer

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 11:16 PM

I’ve dated men that fall into various categories, from musicians to jocks to the average “Joe”. But my current beau falls under a new category for me: the self-proclaimed geek. I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to handle it at first… dealing with someone who is just like me. After all, I’ve been told that I can sometimes be demanding, maybe even a bit overbearing.

Surprisingly enough, I’ve really come to enjoy spending time with someone I can relate to. Someone just like me.

And so I decided to list out the top 10 reasons why I like dating a programmer:

#10 – When he asks me about my day, his eyes don’t glaze over when I explain in detail about a technical challenge I encountered, and how I overcame it.

#9 – When I’m tired at the end of a particularly draining work day, he doesn’t reply with “How could you be tired? You were sitting at a desk all day?”

#8 – He enjoys learning new technologies just as much as I do, and we learn a lot from each other.

#7 – We have programming “date nights”.

#6 – We never run out of things to talk about.

#5 – When I mention The Oatmeal, he knows I’m not referring to my breakfast.

#4 – He would rather stay at home and play SWTOR, than go out and party with the guys.

#3 – When I’m busy planning the next session for my local .NET User Group, he doesn’t roll his eyes or refer to it as the .Net “Loser” Group.

#2 - He gets Dilbert. Therefore, he gets me.

#1 – He has a robot.

UPDATE: Due to popular demand, I’ve added a couple of pictures of the aforementioned robot. My guy ordered him from Alderan Robotics: http://www.aldebaran-robotics.com/

It took about 6 weeks before he received it. He didn’t rename the robot. He simply calls him by his original name, Nao.


It’s a real robot. His name is Nao! Smile