Wise Advice For Dating an Engineer

Wise Advice For Dating an EngineerWhen dating Engineers, it is not like dating a regular person at all. For instance, you may want to steer clear of fashion topics. Most engineers don’t care what they are wearing, as long as it smells relatively nice, is not sticking to them, they are fine with what comfort they choose. They may also have mastery in most technical subjects, and want you to know that, where as you might have first thought that they would actually want to connect with humanity or discuss an awesome social topic. They will most likely not bring the latter two subjects up; it is not in the repertoire of things important to them.

Risk versus Reward
Engineer might love rewards, and discussing them, yet they do not like to take risks. Risk to an Engineer may make them feel like it’s the kiss of death or the sum of an entire population coming down on him or her for something that didn’t work right in the field. He or she may bury themselves in an issue of technicality that is way too detailed to explain and extremely complicated. Therefore it will not be explained further. Rewards, on the other hand, remind them of how much people appreciate them, and it’s a good thing to reflect on one’s wins from time to time.

The topic of gadgetry
Engineers love gadgets. They won’t try the fix it till is not fixable method. Instead, they will look deep inside and see how a gadget’s features can be improved. They see what it would be needed for the object to be a super gadget. They always seek to find out how something might work, and literally spend hours figuring new ways to do things. So even if you mention “how do you think this gadget can evolve”, you can see the engineers eyes light up, and light bulbs going off in his head on how he or she will respond to the question. That person may also be trying to calculate how much you can absorb of the information. Engineers are also like walking encyclopedias when it comes to some favorite topics.

How to get an Engineer to fix something
Do you have anything in your cupboards or drawers that can be fixed by an engineer? Try stating “this is impossible to fix.” An Engineer will take that statement as a complete challenge. The mechanisms in his mind will immediately start flashing, and he will work on the problem till it is fixed or until he or she claims it doesn’t have the right elements to complete right now. No problem is too big to tackle, and no mountain is too tall to move to an Engineer. He or she will go without much food or good hygiene for days until the problem is resolved. An Engineer may even feel it’s a battle of wills against him or her, and nature. This type of human will feel that nature is not going to win any time soon over the object in question.

In matters of honesty
In general, Engineers are very honest. This honesty can even get to the point of brutal domination over a given subject. Make sure you keep your Engineer away from such venues as the media, customers, and people who just can take honesty. They say what they feel, and aren’t thinking, am I going to hurt someone’s feelings? What are the consequences of if I spin the question a certain way? He or she just thinks that the truth is what really needs to be stated technically speaking. I hope you have enjoyed this article, and have a better understanding of the Engineering mind, and what makes him or her tick.

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  1. Great article Lauren! I’ve met many wonderful men who were engineers or they do have the qualities you describe. But I must confess, I did have a not so great dating experience with one. It was back in my college days. I was a passionate, emotional, liberal arts gal, and he was a dry, stoic, engineering major. Talk about a match made in heaven 😉 After a certain point, I felt it was best that we both move on, and I had a heartfelt conversation with him about it. His reaction? You guessed it – dry, unemotional, and maybe a tad cheerful. It was more than my fragile ego could take and after an emotional rant, I slapped his face and stormed off. Once I came to my senses, I realized how ridiculous it all was. I slapped the guy I had just broken up with because he was not the least bit upset that I broke up with him. How crazy is that?! The story doesn’t end there. He actually sent me an apology card and flowers. I often wonder if that young man truly understood what he was apologizing for. lol! Btw, that was the first and only time he sent me flowers during the whole time we were dating 😉

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