Chances are pretty big that you’re 100 percent certified geek – otherwise you wouldn’t be reading a tech blog. Right? That means you might have some problems with members of the other sex. Maybe you can’t even talk to them, or wind up in the dangerous friend zone way too fast.


There’s good news for you, as the Potsdam University (south of Berlin) acknowledges that being unable to flirt is a wide-spread problem. It has started to offer “flirting courses” to IT engineers.

Reuters reports that the 440 students enrolled in the master’s degree course will learn how to write flirtatious text messages and emails, impress people at parties and cope with rejection. It’s all about “getting someone else’s heart beating fast while yours stays calm.” “We want to prepare our students with the social skills needed to succeed both in their private life and their work life,” said Hans-Joachim Allgaier, a spokesman for the Potsdam University.

Courses are starting today. Sorry to hear you’re missing out? Or are you sticking with The Game?