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Study: Tech workers aren't as lonely and anti-social as thought

There is hope for tech workers after all!
| IT/Datacenter News | Posted: Feb 15, 2014 1:00 pm

Remember the stereotype that computer geeks tend to be lonely, socially awkward folks that need to get outside more? Well, a recent study shows that 62 percent of tech workers are married, the 2012 American Community Survey (ACS) indicates - about the same rate as medicine, education, law and finance industries, which are in the 61-62 percent range as well.




However, trailing only scientists at 32 percent, 27 percent of IT workers haven't been married, which is slightly higher than other professions. Jobs that require less social interaction can make it more difficult to expand their social networks, according to researchers. Also, women tend to avoid the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, so that also makes it more difficult to find like-minded potential dates.


Workers in tech and science positions also have a slightly more difficult time emotionally connecting with others, said Tina Tessina, a successful psychotherapist and author.


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