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The Perils of Developers Hooking Up 278

Posted by timothy
from the like-with-like-among-their-own-kind dept.
jammag writes "Who better for a developer to love than another developer? Yet as a veteran coder describes, it's not always a good idea for a programmer to fall for another programmer. He describes his experience observing — and getting partially pulled into — a romance within a development team. Part of the problem, perhaps, is that some developers spend so much time buried in code that, well, they quickly find themselves out of their league. Then again, why not love among the code?"
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The Perils of Developers Hooking Up

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  • Ugh (Score:5, Informative)

    by Bogtha (906264) on Monday September 17, 2012 @03:43PM (#41366219)

    What's this rubbish doing on Slashdot? It's a badly written co-worker romance short story.

  • On a serious note.. (Score:2, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday September 17, 2012 @03:50PM (#41366335)

    Studies have shown that the risk of kids having Autistic spectrum disorders is drastically increased when both parents are borderline Aspergers or whatever (this shouldn't really come as a surprise). So it may be a very good idea for programmers to aim as high as they can when finding a spouse and try to get someone who at least has a normal amount of extroversion. If that's not possible and you do end up with someone of a similar personality, candidly assess your own mental state and think seriously about the risk/reward of having your own kids.

  • Re:Old wisdom (Score:2, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday September 17, 2012 @04:08PM (#41366623)
    Most of the female programmers I know are actually cute. Granted, they are not absolute gorgeous but they are definitely not ugly.

To downgrade the human mind is bad theology. - C. K. Chesterton