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Are You More Technologically Savvy Than Your Man?

Feeling Second Best Bianca wrote in yesterday complaining that her boyfriend's admiration for technology is ruining their relationship, but a new study says that it's girls that actually have the edge in new technologies, not the boys!

According to the findings, 94 percent of girls had laptops at home while only 88 percent of boys did, and 50 percent of the children turned to their mothers for tech help versus 22 percent who turned to their fathers. Study coauthor Professor Karen Pine feels as though, "Mothers are taking the lead" and that they're "also the most experienced and capable computer and Internet users.” So when it comes to your relationship, tell me, are you actually more technologically savvy than your man?


sunnyzee77 sunnyzee77 8 years
My husband is more tech savvy than I am, but I am improving by learing from him. We both like it.
sparklestar sparklestar 8 years
It's about 50/50. He did a degree in computer science.
Muirnea Muirnea 8 years
No way, my bf is way more tech savvy than me. He built his own computer and helps me whenever I am confused, lol. And whenever my family needs computer help we go to my dad, not my mom. And I agree with snopearl69 about the results being misleading too. I think she's right that people who really know what they are doing prefer desktops. My bf does for one.
melizzle melizzle 8 years
I totally win. I had to explain what Twitter was to my hubby last night. He still doesn't get it.
designerel designerel 8 years
Like freakshow, my bf is a computer tech... everytime I have a computer problem, I run straight to him :) I like to think I'm not completely helpless, but he always fixes my stuff. Haha.
merie33 merie33 8 years
I'm pretty knowledgeable, but my boyfriend is majoring in Information Technology and all that fun stuff. So he definitely knows much more than I do. As for my parents, my mom absolutely knows more than Dad. He just got a new laptop without an internal wireless card, and I had to explain to him that just because mozilla is on the computer doesn't mean it needs the internet to do it. He was so lost...he thought that all you needed was a browser for it to work. Mom on the other hand is buying on ebay, selling on ebay, blogging..has a facebook...she's pretty good!!
RaCheer RaCheer 8 years
I have a degree in Information Technology and minors in Computer Information Systems and I'd say so!
missyd missyd 8 years
somputer = computer. LOL
missyd missyd 8 years
OMG yes, me for sure. I have a somputer science degree, he has a hard time with a toaster :P
avocado_seed avocado_seed 8 years
Nope. My boyfriend has a degree in computer science and is extremely tech nerdy. My brother is equally if not more tech savvy, and my mom doesn't even know how to turn on a computer! Complete technophobe!
Meike Meike 8 years
snopearl69 - I pretty much agree with that assessment. The article is entirely misleading. "most experienced and capable computer and Internet users" = tech-savvy? That's pretty low in standards. On topic, my husband and I are working the computer science and electrical engineering fields. Still, I consider him more tech-savvy than me. EE is too hard for my brain.
chatondeneige chatondeneige 8 years
Oh my gosh, yes. He doesn't know how to put up spam filters, he doesn't use social networking sites... It's just nuts.
babysoftpink babysoftpink 8 years
I am extremely tech savvy is that keeping me away?
Dr-No Dr-No 8 years
I would say I am pretty tech savvy but my boyfriend is crazy tech savvy. While he was in high school (in the 90s) he was his school's computer administrator! As for my parents, my mom DEFINITELY knows computers better than my dad, but not when I was young enough to turn to them for help. Back then we were all pretty clueless! We had internet and had NO IDEA what to do with it... If it's about TVs, though, my dad definitely wins!
GScott86 GScott86 8 years
Unless I start seeing a chick into computer science or the like, this will be impossible :-D.
miriah15 miriah15 8 years
I am more tech savvy than any guy i know except my dad. And my parents are equal.
Antioxidant Antioxidant 8 years
My boyfriend is a computer technician, so... no. I did pick up on a lot of things by working at a computer store for a few years, but I will never beat him. He's a gamer and a PC guy and I'm a Mac gal.
snopearl69 snopearl69 8 years
I think the study results are misleading, because as someone who has dated multiple very technology-savvy engineers, I can tell you that the most knowledgeable people prefer desktops to laptops. They can just do so much more. Laptops are merely pretty and portable, but their size really limits their capabilities. The most tech-oriented guys will build their own desktops. And the whole turning to mom versus dad thing I think is just a common thing for kids to do, regardless of which parent tends to have more knowledge in the matter.
oohsexypenguin oohsexypenguin 8 years
My husband is a programmer, so he's pretty tech savvy. However, I'm not too shabby myself - I can usually figure things out on my own. And if I can't, he's always around to fix it lol.
xopiperxo xopiperxo 8 years
my bf knows way more than i do. but if i ever have any computer related questions i usually call my dad
Fallen85 Fallen85 8 years
My fiancee has no idea how to send an email and he still types everything in Google.. even if he knows the actual web address. He got his first computer a year ago and is still figuring out how his Facebook works.
Deidre Deidre 8 years
Not at all -- he's a software can't get any geekier than that :)
Miss-Senorita Miss-Senorita 8 years
We are equally knowledgable
princess_eab princess_eab 8 years
I am with my current BF, but not with my ex.
kia kia 8 years
I am more savvy and pick up technology faster but don't let it be the focus of my life. My husband works a techie job and seems to live for his gadgets. He gets pretty frustrated that I pick up software so quickly and can work some things like graphic design and GIS way better than he can but he also admires it.
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