“I can safely state,” states the Physics Geek, “that going into physics was far and away the biggest girl repelling thing that I’ve ever done.”
I have a background in chemistry myself, but I never had to worry about that sort of thing: my girl-repelling capacity was evidently present at birth, and has been refined over several decades.
The following quote is all over the Web, attributed to “M. Cartmill,” who might be Dr. Matt Cartmill, professor of anthropology at Boston University. The sciences, it would seem, exact a heavy price for one’s devotion:
As an adolescent I aspired to lasting fame, I craved factual certainty, and I thirsted for a meaningful vision of human life, so I became a scientist. This is like becoming an archbishop so you can meet girls.
Surely there must be some career path for guys that doesn’t cut them off from the other half of the species.