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Science ? marriage

  1. Jan 7, 2006 #1
    how do these two affect each other?
    (i think science have a negative influence on marriage because most of scientists have trouble in getting along with other people. most of them are not sociable enough?:tongue2: )
     
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  3. Jan 7, 2006 #2

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    In my experience, the friction comes from one partner feeling inadequate in straightforward discussions (let alone full-on intellectual arguments). Bad stuff happens then. Sigh. Did I already mention the sigh part?
     
  4. Jan 8, 2006 #3
    Well, when a girl scientist and a boy scientist like each other a lot, they try to impress one another with their intelectual prowess.

    If their witty banter goes well they exchange tokens of their mutual affection (such as a calculator or a Schaum's outline).

    If they stay together long enough, the boy scientist will eventualy realize that she is the only geek for him.

    If she feels the same way, they get hitched, go on their lavish honeymoon to CERN, and nine months later they have little scientists.

    THE END
     
  5. Jan 8, 2006 #4
    from what i know, most of the time scientists don't agree with each other on some issues.(just go and check some of the posts in serious part of this forum). anyway if both of them would be scientist they might have not so much problems, but then poor their children.:cry:
    but if a scientist want to date a normal person? a person who's not so interested in science? they can't get along well, can they?
     
  6. Jan 8, 2006 #5
    Why would you ever want to date a normal person? :eek:
     
  7. Jan 8, 2006 #6
    because 2 abnormal person is terrible!
     
  8. Jan 8, 2006 #7

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    What makes you think scientists aren't normal? :grumpy: Actually, the only difficulty I've seen with scientists having relationships is the same as anyone with a demanding career as a professional...the work hours never end, so it's tough finding someone who is willing to tolerate living with someone who isn't home very much. But, doctors and lawyers and corporate CEOs have the same types of problems.

    Though, I do like melinda's version too. :rofl: Though, the scientist couples I know are hoping their kids don't become scientists...they're already grooming them to be rock stars or investment bankers so they'll earn a lot early in their career and then get to retire early. :rofl:
     
  9. Jan 8, 2006 #8

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    But scientists don't make money as much as lawyers and doctors, do they?:tongue2:
     
  10. Jan 8, 2006 #9

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    The scientists I've dated were too wild and crazy. :bugeye:
     
  11. Jan 8, 2006 #10
    Scientists are passionate people. They tend not to get paid alot and only exist in their current fields because they love what they do (heh).

    Yeah, it can cause conflicts when a 'scientist' gets home from work and still/always will have work on the brain but most good people manage to find a balance. Theres less of the intelectual conflicts if the two scientists in question are in different fields since its easier to well, accept that your partner knows tonnes more than you do about his/her field. Plus its all about mutual respect for one-anothers genius and if you can't handle that then chances are you won't have any friends either. :biggrin:
     
  12. Jan 8, 2006 #11
    Yeah, that's my problem. I'm too wild and crazy, and then when I meet someone, they don't believe me when I say I'm studying physics and engineering, I suppose dreadlocks don't give off an intellectual image. Kinda sucks. But then, I'd rather be wild and crazy and wait a bit longer for the right person than act normal and end up with someone normal. I need someone just as crazy as me.
     
  13. Jan 9, 2006 #12

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    Are there any statistics to show that "scientists" (who are they anyway?) have a harder time with relationships then "normal people" (Who are they anyway?).

    I think this whole topic is BS.
     
  14. Jan 9, 2006 #13

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    The stereotypical nerd/geek scientist would obviously have trouble. But "scientist" is very broad, and vague, and the stereotype is not quite the same as your everyday scientist. A scientist would have just a hard time trying to understand the female species as anybody else.

    I can see it now...

    Scientist on scientist action!! Free sample!! Click here!! FRee memborship with only credit card and social security number!!
     
  15. Jan 9, 2006 #14

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    I'm gettin to like melinda... :biggrin: :wink: :devil: I got this calculator wristwatch for you, it even does square roots! And a diamond necklace, but I don't think you want it...
     
  16. Jan 9, 2006 #15

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    If scientists are anything like the scientists in training (university students) it would be more than reasonable to say they're all crazy, act like kids, and a large portion of them are on drugs. One of the guys in my class was rushing through a physical chemistry lab so he could "get home in time for ninja turtles". This was not some maladjusted kid either; he's 26, very popular, and goes on more dates than anybody else I know.
    The women of science of just as weird. I would love to eventually get married to a scientist :biggrin:
     
  17. Jan 9, 2006 #16

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    So, it's only male scientists that are abnormal? :biggrin: :tongue:

    Scientists are no different than anyone else when it comes to relationships. I don't really know why anyone thinks we would be.
     
  18. Jan 9, 2006 #17

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    It's probably because scientists (and engineers...) overanalyze everything. Can you imagine sleeping with someone who says "ok now arch your back about 5 degrees more" as he holds a t-square in his left hand? That would be pretty crazy but it doesnt' seem too big a jump from the weird scientists I've seen.
     
  19. Jan 9, 2006 #18

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    Well, I don't know who you're hanging out with, but that sounds like a pretty extreme exaggeration. For the most part, if you were at a party with people from a variety of careers, I really doubt you'd be able to pick out the scientists in the crowd (unless there were several talking about science in a group).
     
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