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At the time, the site's chief executive officer insisted the service—which describes itself as an "online social sugar dating network for adult men and women above 18 years of age that seek a mutually satisfactory relationship for both parties"—was just being misunderstood.
Her answer is the perfect starting place for my research about a type of guy who brings to mind contradictions.
On the one hand, going out with someone who can talk for hours about positioning, SEO and other concepts most civilians only pretend to understand can be difficult.
On the other hand, it’s possible to learn something new. Her experience is as limited as mine, but she imagines she would enjoy dating a techie. And I guess they wouldn’t be too dramatic, too emotional.” Mmm, sounds typically male. “The idea of having an office job used to be a nightmare for young people, but now people do it and it’s exciting!
But if it’s true that they’re only a PBR can away, meaning a tech date is likely, what do Mission women think about them? Does the industry attract a certain type of man who is better or less understood by women than, say, the typical “men are from Mars” scenarios? “But one of them was a workaholic, so it was hard to see him anyway.” Interesting. I want more input, so I go to Four Barrel Coffee, where everybody seems to be working on a laptop while drinking expensive latte. What about those stories about techies selling their startups for huge amounts of money? At my next coffee-stop, Muddy’s, architect Meg O’Halloran says: “I don’t date techies. They’re smart and ambitious.” Over the day, the views expressed range from admiration to skepticism. ” She is sitting with her sister Carla, and the two discuss in Spanish whether they would like to date a techie. I felt that at a personal level, we were very different.
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She knows what she’s talking about, she says; she has not only dated a handful of techies, but has also worked for a tech company.
“They have a lot of money and are very stingy all the same.
At the door of the shop Therapy, two women from Facebook’s recruiting team say that techies are interesting, but they just don’t find them attractive. They’re sort of sexist, trying to be cooler than what they really are.” I vaguely remember having read about that in Mother Jones just a few days ago. Well, it appears there are plenty of exceptions, so I decide to stay open-minded.
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