A non-tech girlfriend for a tech-savvy guy…

For the record – I’m talking about me as the tech-savvy guy…

Spoke with my bio-mom today on the phone… She was visiting my brother in Kansas City – he’s stationed near there for the short term. They were both trying to find pictures of my girlfriend, presumably from her ‘friend account’ on either FaceBook or MySpace – linked to mine.

Well, what they didn’t know is that my girlfriend belongs to neither of those services. In fact, my girlfriend found it quite humorous that my family – or anybody for that matter would expect a significant other to automatically be on the other’s social network page.

After telling everybody that my girlfriend was intentionally not my friend because she chooses to not be a ‘virtual friend’ – my mother goes on to seek reassurance that we’re still dating…

Now, I ask you this: Why is it so hard to imagine a tech-savvy individual, like myself, dating a self-admitted ‘techno-phobe’ (or something like that)? Why does society expect similar people to be paired together in relationships? Haven’t ‘we’ gotten past that yet?

  • Matt

    Have you told Nathan you have a girlfriend yet? It’ll break his heart.

  • Kristen (the girlfriend)

    Hey…for the record I never said that I was a ‘techno-phobe’. I merely stated that I became burnt out on the whole computer technology thing when we were in collage. Don’t get me wrong I love my computer (well at least sometimes). I just would rather talk to a person and help them, in any way possible, instead of being stuck behind a computer all day. (No offence Honey) Thus the reason behind why I changed my major from web design to social work. Now I have to say that it was a much better choice to do social work, because that is who I am. A person of loves to help people, and will work and mess around on the computer as need be. ; )

  • MJ

    To coin an expression, opposites attract. Although they may have been talking about magnets. I’m not sure. . .

    Anyway, what young women could spend a significant amount of time with Timbo and resist his boyish charm?