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Topic # 70051 17-Oct-2010 21:33
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A random discussion I had on the weekend was about whether it's a good/bad idea to have a better half who is into technology/is a geek...

My answer was it's a bad idea as I don't always want to chat about tech stuff. My partner is pretty much the opposite of me - it took her months to get a Gmail account, then even longer to get on Facebook.

What do you think?

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  Reply # 392984 18-Oct-2010 00:14
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I love learning about and chatting about technology and geeky stuff. I get enough of it from my friends though, so I agree with it not being the best unless you're into it too. Its nice not talking about it heaps haha.

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  Reply # 393029 18-Oct-2010 08:55
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In my honest opinion it is good to have some things in common with a partner but whether the discussion is about technology etc, I wouldn't necessarily say that it is a bad thing though?



 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 393032 18-Oct-2010 09:04
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I think it is best to have someone that is not too techie but on the other hand does have some understanding. At least that way when you manage  to get something to work that has taken a lot of time and effort at least there is some appreciation Wink







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  Reply # 393035 18-Oct-2010 09:07
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Nety: I think it is best to have someone that is not too techie but on the other hand does have some understanding. At least that way when you manage  to get something to work that has taken a lot of time and effort at least there is some appreciation Wink


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  Reply # 393038 18-Oct-2010 09:10
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Wouldn't prefer that in a partner, plus that's pretty hard to find.

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  Reply # 393045 18-Oct-2010 09:25
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Most of my partners have tended to not know a lot about the techie stuff but are keen to learn.

So at least they have an interest in what is my biggest hobby and passion in life.
Yes I have friends to discuss things with but it is good that my partner at least takes an interest in what I do in my spare time and we can do some of it together...

Of course the downside is that she always needs my help with the things she wants to do and has no idea how to do it! :)

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Reply # 393046 18-Oct-2010 09:26
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I have a geeky partner and I find it great!!! She is a Molecular Biologist and I'm an IT geek. As we are not both in the same area we can bounce Geeky ideas off each other and get a different geeky perspective. Also, she can set up Nokia phones WAY quicker than me :)

If I want to have non geeky discussions I talk to her sister.Foot in mouth

We still do things like break DNA structure discussions into squares, triangles and circles!! <Please note this is not the "normal" discussion at our house, but it does happen>

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  Reply # 393049 18-Oct-2010 09:35
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I met my partner at Gen-i, she's in Service Delivery and I was in ICT Ops. She's semi-geek and just opened a twitter account so she can stalk her favourite celebrities.

She likes to play PS3 move with me and we're quite competitive but we don't really talk about IT stuff much as the stuff I do is technical anyway.

All in all I think it's great having someone that's a geek as she understand why somedays I like to blob infront of the PC and doesn't complain about it 

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  Reply # 393055 18-Oct-2010 09:54
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well last night at 2am my wife woke me up and said "i lost my assignment" (shes doing a unitec course), so i had to get out of bed and find it on her computer. she didnt delete the file or anything, she just named it some silly.

so i vote for a geeky partner who won't wake me up :)

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  Reply # 393069 18-Oct-2010 10:21
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...he has to be interested in tech (or science in general) more than I am ...also wouldn't mind him talking about it from time to time...
It really turns me off when I have to teach him how to install a web cam...

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  Reply # 393076 18-Oct-2010 10:28
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Nety: I think it is best to have someone that is not too techie but on the other hand does have some understanding. At least that way when you manage  to get something to work that has taken a lot of time and effort at least there is some appreciation Wink


Agree with this, enough to not get frustrated all the time anyway!

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  Reply # 393081 18-Oct-2010 10:32
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You're assuming that just because someone is into geeky stuff, they're incapable of having a discussion about non-geeky stuff.

My partner is a school teacher with degrees in classical studies and english literature. She also loves Doctor Who and other random geeky things. I would consider myself to be pretty geeky, much more so than her but we have a good mix of conversation.

It's much more about whether the person is intelligent enough to be able to converse about varied topics IMO.

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  Reply # 393091 18-Oct-2010 10:54
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Yeah... love having a partner who is into geeky stuff too.
Makes buying gadgets easier to justify, but on the same note you could end up like akianz & shocknz where one has the latest gadget and just loooooves rubbing it in the others face.

But being geeky/techy doesn't mean it's all we talk about - far from it! If you were with a person that only ever talked about one interest, no matter what it is, I don't think I could stand it!







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  Reply # 393126 18-Oct-2010 12:32
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It all depends upon what they look like.

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  Reply # 393140 18-Oct-2010 12:57
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nate: My answer was it's a bad idea as I don't always want to chat about tech stuff.


But sometimes you come up with a brilliant solution for a problem and want just to tell someone and hear "wow, that's great"...

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