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Bert22306
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Bert22306   2/15/2013 11:18:14 PM
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Cute article! When I was an undergrad, I dated an engineer (me in EE, she in optics, so very similar fields mathematically speaking). No girls in my EE class. One in optics. Two in Mech E. I didn't find the related fields to be a problem at all. No girls in my grad school class either. Married a school teacher. She might, no she does, have a thing or two to say about engineers. But since we've been married more than 30 years, you can probably guess it's been fun!

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Traces   2/16/2013 11:14:31 PM
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No, I shudder in horror at the thought. I married a museum curator.

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old account Frank Eory   2/18/2013 4:13:58 PM
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In a couple where one is an engineer and the other is not, there can sometimes be a peculiar level of cross-training. I'm an EE and my wife is an accountant, but I enjoy taking care of the finances, bills & investments and she enjoys fixing things :)

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gsdg90   2/19/2013 5:42:54 PM
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Seems a lot like inbreeding, but who really decides who they are going to marry on such a basis, anyway? Just don't marry a stupid person. Nothing worse than stupid kids...

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jscott_osi   2/19/2013 7:02:32 PM
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Well I did marry an engineer 27 years ago. That she was an engineer had nothing to do with the decision, other than the fact we met through a mutual classmate during our undergrad years. She pursued her engineering career for 10 years, and then quit to become a mom and later a school teacher. She has excelled at all three of these wonderful professions, and I am blessed to share my life with her.

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CC VanDorne   2/19/2013 7:10:23 PM
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That's a great point but "inbreeding"? What are you reading? Anyway, I'm up there with Museum Curator guy in terms dissimilar professions: I married a dance major. Anyway, early on in marriage I recall her reaction when I brought home my new circular saw. She looked at me bug-eyed saying "Whaddya gunna do with THAT?!" To which I replied incredulously "What CAN'T be done with this?" Many home improvement projects later, she finally gets it. So that's a little taste of what it's like to be with an engineer. Me? Ha! No way. I couldn't stand being with someone like myself.

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gsdg90   2/19/2013 7:24:15 PM
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Inbreeding is an ironic expression that refers to a lack of diversity. Some even speculate a link between autism and autism-like conditions: http://spectrum.ieee.org/biomedical/diagnostics/engineers-and-autism . Ironic.

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de_la_rosa   2/21/2013 5:41:38 PM
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I think only a non-engineer would ask this question. I think Engineers are typically not so conceited (vs. medicine, finance etc.. )

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bkuhnley   2/22/2013 8:03:33 PM
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I would never do that! My wife is a saint and puts up with all my Type-A characteristics as well as my 'need' to over-analyze and fix every problem. We work amazingly well together on home projects and she never doubts that I can fix anything in the house (don't tell her I really can't - I've been milking this for years!) She also has come to understand the 'bond' between and engineer and his power tools. As I said - she is a saint and I thank the lord everyday that she consented to be with me these last 33 years.

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jtdavies   2/22/2013 9:06:00 PM
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I've always thought I'd like to marry the daughter of an engineer. She'd be used to the engineer quirks.

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