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Women and Men: DO NOT marry/date an Engineer!!!

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Dont Date Engineers

Nipomo, CA

#1 Oct 15, 2008
Cons

Sometimes he/she has the personality
of a protractor

He/she makes obscure jokes about Star Trek,
the periodic table, and other strange things you don’t want to know about AND he thinks thats romance in unnessary

Won’t buy anything without completing a
“cost/risk analysis”

When he does talk, you may have a
hard time listening

He/she’s a dork

Notoriously frugal. Every penny spent is optimized.

Engineers are Very, Very SELFISH!!!!

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Templeton, CA

#2 Oct 17, 2008
I dated an Engineer, will it was a big mistake, lack of emotion and being taken advantage of.

Don't date an Engineer!
andet1987

United States

#3 Oct 17, 2008
from the word engine, machine, not human, no heart.
Nobody

Hebei, China

#4 Oct 17, 2008
Alas you are correct, sortof. Intelligence is a dictator and if your not on the same mental level with them, then you would have these problems. Engineers need to marry with other engineers/tech people.
ChemEng

Toronto, Canada

#5 Apr 7, 2009
My you people are cruel! I am totally emotional with my girl and love her to death. She is an artsy, but a hell of a smart one at that. I come from a family of 14, and being selfish is something I do not understand.

But alas, I do agree that this is a common problem, from my own personal views! But please, marrying with each other wont solve this issue.

In short, we are not all that bad, some better than most. But the percentage is very low :(.

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EENG

Fort Walton Beach, FL

#6 Apr 7, 2009
Poop, I say.
POOP.
ChemEngsGirl

Hamilton, Canada

#7 Apr 9, 2009
It's not poop, he's telling the truth!
I agree that some engineers are selfish, rude, and emotionless, but exceptions do exist! My boyfriend is living proof of that. He's intelligent, yet interesting, funny, kind, and loving. He has the mind of an engineer but the heart of an artsy. <3
Steve

Newington, CT

#8 Jun 4, 2009
If you do, marry a left handed engineer. Trust me.
Paul

Cupertino, CA

#9 Jul 18, 2009
Engineers have the emotional intelligence of a Newt. Try telling one that you have an opinion other than theirs, look out. All circuits are suddenly busy LOL.
lol

Noblesville, IN

#10 Jul 19, 2009
Dont Date Engineers wrote:
Cons
Sometimes he/she has the personality
of a protractor
He/she makes obscure jokes about Star Trek,
the periodic table, and other strange things you don’t want to know about AND he thinks thats romance in unnessary
Won’t buy anything without completing a
“cost/risk analysis”
When he does talk, you may have a
hard time listening
He/she’s a dork
Notoriously frugal. Every penny spent is optimized.
Engineers are Very, Very SELFISH!!!!
You are oh so right. Cheap bastards.
Sara

Santa Barbara, CA

#11 Aug 4, 2009
You guys are so stupid.
My boyfriend is an engineer and he's such a sweetheart to me. He spoiles me rotten lol and IS NOT CHEAP. We work so well together. He's very smart and very caring. But most importantely, he treats me with respect. It's so hard to find a nice guy these days. A lot of guys are jerks.
I'll take the "dork" before the jerk anyday.
Laci

Tököl, Hungary

#12 Sep 10, 2009
You are right! I am a engineer. I hate emotions. I hate love. why is it good to worry about something?

All my ex-girlfriends told me my hearth is stone. I think it is pointless to worry about things that we can't change.

For example: Oh my god, our cat was run over... oh....(pfuj I hate when somebody is crying, so pathetic.) Now I have a new cat (called Testla). The previous (called Newton) had better attributes, but this small devil will improve I hope. Should I have cried because the death of my cat? my ex-girlfriend did. We bought him together...

So all in all I agree. Somehow too much racional thinking kills emotions. After a while most of the engineers become "racional creatures". Even with spending money. And after a whle most of the engineers realise that if you live yor life this way, you can avoid most of the difficulties.

My frinds don't dare to ask my opinion sometimes, because i tell what is the truth, and not what they want to hear. Never forget that engineers are usually straight. They wll say in yor eye what they will say behind your back.

-Do you like my new hairstyle?
-No, it is awful.

:-D I have had a girfriend for 3 years. She loves me. At the begining we had difficulties for example, when she went to visit her parets to the other side of the country and she told me:

"As soon as I get there I will call you."
I answered:
"Why?"

But she got used my style.
Masa

Tampere, Finland

#13 Nov 23, 2009
I'm an engineering student and I do have emotions. I just have hard time expressing them. Well I may have less emotional way of thinking than rest of the population, but it doesn't make me a robot.

I'm not frugal by any means. OK, I do make an cost/enviromental benefit analisys before I buy anything. I do like to spoil that special someone in my life with gifts and stuff, but I'm not too romantic.

Since: May 08

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#14 Nov 23, 2009
Steve wrote:
If you do, marry a left handed engineer. Trust me.
I did, 32 yrs ago & we're still together!
Ghetto Bird

Boca Raton, FL

#16 Nov 23, 2009
Engineers are a rather peculiar lot, admittedly so. Nevertheless, we pride ourselves in being logical and interest ourselves with producing cold, hard results in the most absolute terms. While we may have quirks that might repel the average person, it could be worse. You could end up with a Palin and their reality TV lifestyle devoid of any sense of intellect or clear distinction between right and wrong.
Raleighwood

United States

#17 Dec 20, 2009
I disagree! Engineers are affectionate and wonderful! My boyfriend's frugal, but I am too so its a good match. He's a total sweetheart to his pets, and not emotionless at all. That said, engineers do have their quirks, and maybe that's why this post cropped up. I've never known anyone who has to have a routine like my guy does. He has his own carefully defined structure, which puzzles me sometimes. For example, he's into things being clean, but he feeds his cats on the countertops where they spread kitty litter and flea droppings where we prepare food! I point out that filth is worse than a few books and magazines, and I'm the one whose backwards! Arggg. Engineers are also incapable of giving straight yes or no answers. This is a source of constant frustration for me in my relationship, because I'm a direct person. If you ask you engineer a yes or no question about something he hasn't thought about that day, like, "Would you like to have dinner with me around 7pm?", it really throws him off because he didn't put it in his routine for the day! A simple question. I told my mom about this once, and she was the one who pointed out the yes or no thing out. As a nurse, she asks patients simple questions all the time. She said she's gotten to the point she can pick out which ones are engineers in less than 5 minutes into the consultation based on the way they answer her. We decided to test this theory on my guy. Here is a verbatim transcript:
Mom: Would you like to have dinner with us tonight?
Engineer: I haven't really thought about it.
Mom: Well, it would be around 6, and we'd be having green beans, and mahi, etc.
Engineer: I'll have to see. I'll think about it.
My mom turned and gave me a secret smile when she was finished. It made me feel better. I love him, but man, it gets old doing this 10 times a day! This can also be a source of amusement when he is confronted by salespeople in public : D Engineers also justify everything when questioned, and they'll keep going no matter how illogical their answers get. It's frustrating, but he's a good guy so I try to stick it out.
biomedical engineer

Tallahassee, FL

#18 Dec 20, 2009
ChemEngsGirl wrote:
It's not poop, he's telling the truth!
I agree that some engineers are selfish, rude, and emotionless, but exceptions do exist! My boyfriend is living proof of that. He's intelligent, yet interesting, funny, kind, and loving. He has the mind of an engineer but the heart of an artsy. <3
Poor communication depends on the type of engineer and individual. I work in healthcare as a biomedical engineer. The #1 rule on our project is that we must collaborate effectively. We can't isolate ourselves in a cubicle like that nerd "Milton" on Office Space with a red stapler. In real life, an engineer who communicates poorly could get fired on our project. A guy like Milton wouldn't last, but that is the stereotype even though it isn't always true.


By contrast, communication is heavily emphasized for engineers in healthcare. The engineers and analysts have to work with healthcare providers: doctors, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, medical billing, MRI tech, hospital administrators, etc. This communication is a primary focus to ensure implementation and quality. Do you really think those doctors and nurses would want to work with an engineer who is lame at communication? The answer is "absolutely not."

I am 100% aware of the stereotype against engineers because I spent time in medical school. But I specialize in public health and healthcare quality. The point is that biomedical engineers require strong communication skills in the work environment; otherwise, they can't progress in the career. No healthcare provider would want to work with them.

Since I have spent a lot of time in medical projects, I am aware of the different superficial stereotypes. Physicians are often typecast as snobby and power-hungry by nurses. Lawyers are stereotyped as greedy. Nurses are stereotyped as victims of bullying doctors in a hospital, etc. Insurance executives are typecast as tyrannical and monopolistic with a stranglehold on medical billing claims. Meanwhile, the healthcare system is in turmoil. The list goes on. This scene shows a male-chauvinistic, narcissistic, Harvard surgeon being sued by a malpractice laywer representing a client who lost her ovaries due to a botched operation.
http://www.youtube.com/watch...

I don't like to stereotype someone just because of his or her career though. I'd rather evaluate the individual. In real life, I've met nice people from many professions, even surgeons and engineers. It's best to avoid atomistic fallacies, which is a term used by sociologists to avoid wrongful conclusions in demographics.
sherry

Clifton, NJ

#19 Jan 3, 2010
I love my engineering boyfriend. Although he has his quirks he's caring and smart and is not frugal at the least. Go engineers! Go engineering boyfriends!
carlita

Oshawa, Canada

#20 Jan 31, 2010
My boyfriend and I are both engineers. And he spoils me and I spoil him!:)

He's simply the most amazing person I have ever met.

And we so have emotions..:)
K8MG

Greenfield, MA

#21 Feb 5, 2010
I'm a female engineer and I ONLY date other engineers.

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