TECH geeks and computer nerds, be lonely no more. According to "research" released today, you are experiencing something of a U-turn on the UK dating scene.
Women all over Liverpool are apparently dropping their chips for men who get excited over a different sort of chip.
Formerly unlucky in love, tech-savvy males have become HOT. Says who? A company which sells.... computer components!
"In the recent past, the stereotypical image of a tech geek included jam-jar glasses and minimal social skills," it says.
"However, new research has revealed that 56 percent of women from Liverpool prefer a man who knows his way around a computer, as opposed to one who can tinker under a car bonnet (46 percent ) or brag about his knowledge of Britain’s favourite sport, football (10 percent ).
"However, men who pride themselves on their knowledge of more serious subjects don’t make the cut either, with only 19 percent of women looking for a guy who knows a lot about politics. Over a fifth of women (22 percent) believe that being tech-savvy makes a man relationship material."
The PR release, from Crucial.com, contends: "Knowing about technology and having confidence using it is important to 91 percent of Liverpool women. Almost three quarters (72 percent ) believe tech knowledge can help fix or upgrade tech devices when they break – and make them run faster and save money in the long run.
“If men today want to really impress a potential partner, they need to up their game and become more tech-savvy,” said Roddy McLean from Crucial.
“A simple memory upgrade can speed up a slow computer, while also making men appear tech-savvy to both a partner and in-laws”.
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'Tech tasks that British men feel confident completing'
Changing a printer/toner cartridge 79 percent
Replacing a laptop battery 73 percent
Removing viruses or malware 63 percent
Adding storage to a computer 53 percent
Upgrading a computer’s memory/RAM 48 percent
None of the above 11 percent