'Chic to Be Geek' - Nerds Have 37% More Sex, Survey Shows

Apr 18, 2001, 01:00 ET from JustTechJobs.com

    BOULDER, Colo., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- They may have been laughed at and
 picked on as kids, and they may have been dateless in high school, but adult
 nerds are having more sex than the average American.  This is according to
 results of a survey released by an online jobsite dedicated exclusively to IT
 professionals.  According to Men's Health Magazine, the average American male
 has sex 79 times per year.  But males responding to a survey of registered
 jobseekers on JustTechJobs.com, whose slogan is "Nerds Wanted," reported
 having sex a whopping 108 times per year -- 37% more than average.
     "We were putting together a survey so we could get a better idea of who
 was using our site," said Russ Curtis, CEO of JustTechJobs.com.  "We put in a
 question about sex habits as a joke.  But the response was definitely
 surprising to us."  According to Curtis, almost 10,000 people responded to the
 survey.  Over 75% of the respondents were male, and most were willing to
 identify themselves as nerds.  "When we call the jobseekers on our site
 'nerds,' we mean it as a badge of honor.  Technology professionals drive
 industry today.  They are the movers and shakers of the new economy.  And,
 apparently, they get lucky more often then the average non-nerd."
     Although surprised by the results, Curtis has a theory on why this may be.
 "Think about it.  If these guys are anything like I was, they were picked on
 and laughed at as kids, and they probably didn't kiss a girl until they were
 23 years old.  Now they have money and power and members of the opposite sex
 find them very alluring.  You better believe they are going to take advantage
 of their situation."  Calling the results of the survey proof that it is "chic
 to be geek," Curtis said he hoped the current economic downturn wouldn't
 affect the upturn in the sex lives of nerds.  "In terms of the workforce,
 programmers, system analysts, database administrators -- the true nerd jobs --
 remain in demand despite the recent bad news in the technology sector.
 Hopefully, these nerds will remain in demand in other areas as well."
 
 

SOURCE JustTechJobs.com
    BOULDER, Colo., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- They may have been laughed at and
 picked on as kids, and they may have been dateless in high school, but adult
 nerds are having more sex than the average American.  This is according to
 results of a survey released by an online jobsite dedicated exclusively to IT
 professionals.  According to Men's Health Magazine, the average American male
 has sex 79 times per year.  But males responding to a survey of registered
 jobseekers on JustTechJobs.com, whose slogan is "Nerds Wanted," reported
 having sex a whopping 108 times per year -- 37% more than average.
     "We were putting together a survey so we could get a better idea of who
 was using our site," said Russ Curtis, CEO of JustTechJobs.com.  "We put in a
 question about sex habits as a joke.  But the response was definitely
 surprising to us."  According to Curtis, almost 10,000 people responded to the
 survey.  Over 75% of the respondents were male, and most were willing to
 identify themselves as nerds.  "When we call the jobseekers on our site
 'nerds,' we mean it as a badge of honor.  Technology professionals drive
 industry today.  They are the movers and shakers of the new economy.  And,
 apparently, they get lucky more often then the average non-nerd."
     Although surprised by the results, Curtis has a theory on why this may be.
 "Think about it.  If these guys are anything like I was, they were picked on
 and laughed at as kids, and they probably didn't kiss a girl until they were
 23 years old.  Now they have money and power and members of the opposite sex
 find them very alluring.  You better believe they are going to take advantage
 of their situation."  Calling the results of the survey proof that it is "chic
 to be geek," Curtis said he hoped the current economic downturn wouldn't
 affect the upturn in the sex lives of nerds.  "In terms of the workforce,
 programmers, system analysts, database administrators -- the true nerd jobs --
 remain in demand despite the recent bad news in the technology sector.
 Hopefully, these nerds will remain in demand in other areas as well."
 
 SOURCE  JustTechJobs.com