Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Great Comment on Someone Else's Blog

Will being a brilliant software engineer get you a smokin’-hot babe for a wife? No, it won’t. (There are exceptions to this.) But unless you’re a complete jerk, there’s probably an accountant with a cute smile who shares your love of HP Lovecraft, or a genetics lab tech with a great laugh who plays Dungeons and Dragons, or an IT consultant who loves to cuddle and is willing to put up with your cat’s YouTube fame.

It is less the case that shy, successful people are purchasing access to a mate and more the case that the shy, successful people have finally found a common breeding ground to spawn.

(comment by Anatid to a post on The Volokh Conspiracy)

6 Comments:

At 1:29 AM, December 08, 2011, Anonymous Online Pharmacy said...

I thinks its great.....

 
At 10:33 AM, December 08, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Online Pharmacy Writes:

"I thinks its great....."

You always have so much to add, Online Pharmacy...so much to add.

 
At 10:57 PM, December 11, 2011, Anonymous Lars P said...

...and, it seems. creating an Army of Autists: http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/9.12/aspergers_pr.html

 
At 8:07 AM, December 12, 2011, OpenID Jim said...

Overrated comment. If every brilliant software engineer tried to pair off with a woman who loves Lovecraft and Skyrim, even irrespective of her looks, it would turn out that there aren't enough of them to go around.

 
At 5:04 PM, December 12, 2011, Anonymous Alternatives Considered said...

Well the internet certainly allows people to find other "similar" people despite huge physical and social and cultural distance, so in that sense, things are changing. I met my wife through match.com, and my quirks* make the number of compatible people awfully small. My chance of finding such a person pre-internet was almost nil.

*: my partner had to be an atheist (not some wishy washy "agnostic"), libertarian, someone who drank alcohol and smoked pot casually, a golfer, like older men, financially independent, childless, etc... We're already getting to "statistical outlier" territory. ;-)

 
At 8:29 AM, December 29, 2011, Blogger David Friedman said...

"We're already getting to "statistical outlier" territory"

I once estimated my current wife to be about a one in a hundred thousand catch.

And I found her about thirty years ago, without aid of the internet.

 

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