German University Offers “How to Flirt” Course to Computer Geeks

Apparently, The Potsdam University, located just south of Berlin, thinks that computer geeks are so hopeless when it comes to a love life that they need to attend to a special flirting course. The class, offered to master-degree students by the engineering department, has received a total of 440 enrollments, a record number for the department.

The course will teach attendees techniques on how to write flirtatious e-mails, impress people at social gatherings and how to cope with rejection.

The course, which starts next Monday, is part of the social skills section of the information technology course and designed to ease entry into the business world. Students also learn body language, public-speaking, stress-management and presentation skills.

“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 institute at Potsdam University, where the course is being offered.

If a course like this were offered at your university, would you like to enroll?

[Via Reuters]

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11 Responses to German University Offers “How to Flirt” Course to Computer Geeks

  1. This reminds me of a German TV report that came out not that long ago. They had five “geek” students and they tried to work out what was wrong with them that they couldn’t get a partner or why they were scaring the other one away. They then proceeded to teach them skills to make them more “attractive” to the other person.

    Anyway, one guy walks into the room dressed in full knight’s gear, the chainmail, the helmet, the lot! They asked him what he “did” – he said he was an IT student! But when he wasn’t doing IT, he liked to dress up as a knight, kill evildoers and rescue princesses! I swear I am not making this up.

    This guy is in his late 20’s and he is standing there with a straight face in front of a gorgeous woman (and I REALLY mean gorgeous) telling her that in his spare time, he likes to “joust, drink, be merry, ride my steed and serve my Lord!” (he even put on a stupid accent!). Meanwhile she’s frantically eyeing the exit and he’s wondering why she doesn’t want to rip his clothes off! Hmmm…you got any idea why?

    So, yes, I think this Potsdam course is probably a VERY good idea! Leave the horses outside though. The swords too come to think of it.

  2. This reminds me of a German TV report that came out not that long ago. They had five “geek” students and they tried to work out what was wrong with them that they couldn’t get a partner or why they were scaring the other one away. They then proceeded to teach them skills to make them more “attractive” to the other person.

    Anyway, one guy walks into the room dressed in full knight’s gear, the chainmail, the helmet, the lot! They asked him what he “did” – he said he was an IT student! But when he wasn’t doing IT, he liked to dress up as a knight, kill evildoers and rescue princesses! I swear I am not making this up.

    This guy is in his late 20’s and he is standing there with a straight face in front of a gorgeous woman (and I REALLY mean gorgeous) telling her that in his spare time, he likes to “joust, drink, be merry, ride my steed and serve my Lord!” (he even put on a stupid accent!). Meanwhile she’s frantically eyeing the exit and he’s wondering why she doesn’t want to rip his clothes off! Hmmm…you got any idea why?

    So, yes, I think this Potsdam course is probably a VERY good idea! Leave the horses outside though. The swords too come to think of it.

  3. This reminds me of a German TV report that came out not that long ago. They had five "geek" students and they tried to work out what was wrong with them that they couldn't get a partner or why they were scaring the other one away. They then proceeded to teach them skills to make them more "attractive" to the other person.

    Anyway, one guy walks into the room dressed in full knight's gear, the chainmail, the helmet, the lot! They asked him what he "did" – he said he was an IT student! But when he wasn't doing IT, he liked to dress up as a knight, kill evildoers and rescue princesses! I swear I am not making this up.

    This guy is in his late 20's and he is standing there with a straight face in front of a gorgeous woman (and I REALLY mean gorgeous) telling her that in his spare time, he likes to "joust, drink, be merry, ride my steed and serve my Lord!" (he even put on a stupid accent!). Meanwhile she's frantically eyeing the exit and he's wondering why she doesn't want to rip his clothes off! Hmmm…you got any idea why?

    So, yes, I think this Potsdam course is probably a VERY good idea! Leave the horses outside though. The swords too come to think of it.

  4. Yes! I would love to take this course. It sounds really interesting, and good practice. Not everybody is a natural.

  5. Yes! I would love to take this course. It sounds really interesting, and good practice. Not everybody is a natural.