Hot Dating Tip [SF, CA, USA]

It’s sweeping generalizations day at Notio!
I guess it’s kind of a semi-secret, but once you crack the code, dating geeks is a really good move. Granted, the male/female ratio is unbalanced – but generally, if you’re a woman and you’re looking for a guy, you could do a heck of a lot worse than finding a cool geek to hang out with. The girl geeks tend to be really cool too, there are just fewer of them.
Here’s a post that gives you the downlow howto. The comments there flesh it out. Here’s another one a little more cliched. But their summary is good:
Why Geek Dudes Rule
* They are generally available.
* Other women will tend not to steal them.
* They can fix things.
* Your parents will love them.
* They’re smart.
This post is decent too. The classic essay on dating geeks is called Dating an Apple Developer by Emily Hambidge, but the link is currently broken; maybe it will come back.
The reason I bring it all up is, this week in San Francisco CA, there are 5,200 Macintosh and iPhone developers – programmers, engineers, ubergeeks – mostly age ~16 to ~50, congregating downtown at The Moscone Center for Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC). These are the people who designed and built things like the iMac and the iPod and the iPhone. There are over 1,000 Apple engineers (SF local) on-site. As Kathryn said this weekend, “Hot dating pool.”
Even better, Apple has provided a two-hour keynote stream live on the Internet. Why would you want to spend two hours watching Steve Jobs and Scott Forstall and Phil Schiller (and a dozen other geeky guys) do technology demos? Well, when you go crawling the hotels and pubs around Moscone, this is what everyone will be talking about. It’s rocking their world. They’re hanging with their peeps, and life is good. The video is two hours of ultimate inside conversation starters, background info, and geek dude archetypes. It’s like a briefing book for engaging with the hot geeks this week.
If you’re single in SF, go down to the Moscone at the end of the day and follow the packs of geeks to the pizza and beer joints, and ask them what’s cool at the conference, or what cool iPhone apps they’ve seen.
And if you miss this year, it’s an annual event, usually in June, so just come another time.