This Month in Cosmo: Should You Try to Snag a Hot Techie Boyfriend?


Did you know that “Hollywood It Girls are snatching up web entrepreneurs like they’re the latest iPhone upgrade?” If you read June’s issue of Cosmopolitan magazine you do! It includes an article that explains how and why these unnamed sorceresses (and me when I was still dating my ex-boyfriend) date techies and how you can get one of your very own.

The infographic is featured in Cosmo’s Cosmo‘s “Manthropology” section with the title “Bros & Cons: The Start-Up Techie.” As a woman who once snagged a start-up techie of her own, I can report that it is VERY informative. Why if I had had this kind of guide when I was 22, I might avoided a lot of confusion and heartache as I attempted to grapple with this strange and mysterious sub-species of men.

Pros to dating a nerd tech start-up bro: Nerds are so hot right now! They’re so hot that every woman’s favorite social media platform agrees. “Scan Pinterest and you’ll see: Urkel glasses are the new Wayfarers and sweater-vests are practically leather jackets (have you seen Drake lately?)”

But the trick is is that nerds don’t know they’re hot right now! “He scores points in World of Warcraft, but scoring girls is new for him.”

Finally, he’s actually smart, unlike those other dumb dumbs you’ve dated, which means he’s the rare unicorn of a man who is both good in bed and good to talk to because he has “five different degrees.”

Cons to dating a dork tech start-up bro: You are always going to be second to his job, he’s always working and his job is kind of stupid! “It’s a problem your boyfriend refers to his ‘baby’ and he’s talking about his beta-stage, investor-backed app that hooks up singles based on their favorite cheese.” (BRB stealing this idea right now.)

Plus, he’s maybe not that hot when you have to actually listen to him talk about actual nerd stuff (like “when he gets into a comic-book debate with your waiter”) that you don’t know/care about! All you wanted was to hear about the specials and now this waste of time.

Lastly, now that you’ve taught him that he’s hot by deigning to go out with him, he’s become “a secret d-bag” who spends his time flaunting his newfound status as a hot commodity. “Make sure that he has only one window open at a time, if you know what we mean.”

Yeah, I think we know what you mean. So: Will you go techie nerd boyfriend or will you go regular boring man with a different profession?

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