According to recent research published in Scientific American, of all of the forms of human creativity studied, “writing an original computer program” ranks as the 3rd least attractive to a potential mate.
Let that sink in for a moment.
Writing software ranks below such scintillating activities as “Exterior decorating” and “Applying math in an original way”.
This explains a lot.
And the most attractive?
Playing sports, of course!
It’s the age-old jocks versus nerds dilemma.
But don’t panic, my fellow nerds! It’s not all bad news.
The #2 most attractive activity is “Taking a date on a spontaneous road trip”, which is something even a software developer should be able to manage.
Or how about “Making a clever remark” at #4?
Or maybe “The taking of artistic photographs” at #7?
There’s hope for us yet!