Why are male IT geeks less successful in attracting women than other males, on average? Among male geeks, a popular explanation for both these phenomena is that women avoid “low status” males, because women are programmed by evolution to have sex with men in exchange for men’s material resources. In other words, the average American male with an IT career is “high status” in terms of economic position and adult social position.
Women are , not instances of a one-dimensional, weak-minded “girl” stereotype that comes from fantasy books.
University student Internet use patterns are also investigated.
The study was conducted among 493 students from the Karadeniz Technical University Fatih Faculty of Education.
Moreover, the male-majority IT culture allows sexist stereotypes about women to proliferate without being challenged.
Spurned male geeks prefer explanations which blame women for their romantic failings and which reason that women are innately shallow, and these explanations are embraced by fellow male geeks with similar hurt feelings.