Lovelorn computer users miss out on romance
Oh, that I were a glove upon that hand that I might kiss that Geek
The Millennium bug is playing havoc with the love lives of the UK’s eligible young bachelors and bachelorettes. IT professionals are struggling to find passion among the processors, due to the long hours spent fiddling with the knobs on their beloved PCs, according to a survey by the Club Sirius dating agency. And for those who have dedicated their lives to fighting the year 2000 ebola, travelling all over the country to check out suspect systems leaves little time for flirting. The report claims that as many as 60 per cent of dweebs in Y2K compliance work had no time for romance, with singletons moaning about the difficulties of meeting like-minded people. UK matchmakers Club Sirius compiled the research after reporting a surge in IT professionals using their service. Kate Corbett, Club Sirius sales director, warned that computer programmers were overworked and underloved. "A lot of our new members have been expressing a concern that they will still be single at the turn of the century, but we had no idea how much pressure Millennium compliance was having on the IT community." she said. Makes your heart bleed, no? "The shortage of skilled programmers means that the people who are available are continually moving around the country on different projects. This makes meeting a partner very difficult, especially when there is no local network of friends to make introductions to new people," she added. So, it’s nothing to do with the fact that they’re all Geeks in need of personality transplants, then. reg;
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