When you hear someone say, “I’m dating an engineer,” what’s the default image that comes into your mind?
Let me guess. It is that nerd guy with glasses looks socially awkward. That’s what anyone would automatically think as far as stereotypes go.
Well, that applies to some. Perhaps even to most of us, and it’s a pain that engineers are boxed into that description based merely on appearance.
On the physical aspect, that may be the common perception but when it comes to personality, there’s a lot of things in common among engineers. And it can also be quite disappointing.
Scored a date with an engineer? This is what should be expected from us:
Less with partners, more with colleagues and projects
Not to say that engineers are unromantic, but we prefer spending more time, effort, and energy on things that will yield productive results. That only means work, work, and work.
Rarely do we feel responsible of getting engaged with women because there are far more important stuff to do. Sorry, ladies, but go line up.
Never the life of the party
Engineers are rarely social butterflies. It is not in the blood of engineers to take the limelight of social gatherings, more so parties, because we always feel reserved and shy in such situations.
He’s the cool, popular, and outgoing guy at a party? Less likely to be an engineer. Unless of course he is served with alcohol, then it is fair to doubt. Alcohol makes us do things out of our normal ways!
We admit, our rooms do look messy in others’ eyes but they are not actually messy if we know where we are stuff are. It’s just practicing entropy, something engineers will only understand.
It might be difficult for you but it works for us. Just don’t attempt in rearranging our things.
Dress code for almost all occasions
Fashion? What fashion?
Engineers are fine with a plain shirt and jeans, which starts in college. There is that only one dress code that goes along with any social occasion. What’s important is that we are clothed. It’s all the same anyway. There is no practicality with dressing better than we do.
So what do these tell about engineers? Bad dates? Not necessarily. Just unique human beings through our own ways who will not adjust for women.