Valentine’s Day Exclusive: Why IT guys & gals are the unsung heroes of romance

By Caerley Hill

When it comes to complex problem management, you’re a pro. Resolving support issues are as easy as slaying an orc (or so you imagine). But over-the-top-displays of affection and stolen moments filled with whispered sweet nothings are another story. There’s no contingency plan for lovey-dovey stuff.

But did you realize you’re among the most desirable mates that cupid could ever pierce with an arrow? Your almost super-human ability to keep calm under pressure and your razor-sharp analytical brain are just a couple of the reasons you’re the perfect match for that someone special.

Here are 5 swoon-worthy traits that most mild-mannered IT managers and consultants can offer, not just on Valentine’s Day, but all year round.

I.         We’re a rational group. Watching an IT guy or gal emote is like watching Spock trying to wax poetic. As a group, we tend to favor logic over emotional displays. But rest assured − when we declare our love, it is a well-thought-out commitment to you and to the life that we’re going to build together.

II.         We are devoted to finding the truth. When it comes to love, you are the hypothesis that we’re trying to prove true. Because we prefer objective reality to hyperbole we make honest and trustworthy partners that won’t shy away from discovering the formula to prove our devotion.

III.         We love problem solving. IT guys and gals are to challenges as peanut butter is to jelly (unless we have a nut allergy). Being natural problems solvers, we enjoy finding the innovative solutions to make you smile. Meaning we can tackle almost any problem you throw at us.

IV.         We have independent taste. If you ask us who is we like more, Cindy Crawford or Deanna Troi, we’re not going to pick the super model or super stud (seriously). We tend to march to the beat of our own drum and pursue our interests with unwavering devotion. If you are our interest, then we are going to be devoted to you (even to your imagined figure flaws).

V.         We are curious and willing to experiment. If the challenge is to please you, then challenge accepted. Our delicate egos are directly tied to our exceptional attention to detail, our ardent curiosity for research and our voracious appetite for the truth. In other words, we’re willing to get “freaky geeky” to find out what makes you tick.

Though we’re a group that’s not necessarily known for splashy shows of affection, our passionate curiosity and steadfast devotion to truth make us great catches. Look out Cupid, we’re not afraid of your arrow’s barb!

For even more reasons why we in the IT crowd are the unsung heroes of romance, check out this fun white paper by Leading Geeks.

PS: Meet the GoToAssist team! We’ll be chilling at Pink Elephant’s 18th annual IT service management conference [] in Las Vegas February 16-19. Attend the presentation of GoToAssist’s very own Dan Lee, director GoToAssist emerging products, and a host of other panelists as they talk about “Best Practices For Implementing An ITSM Tool” on Feb 17 at 11:45 a.m. Then stop by the GoToAssist booth to talk and see GoToAssist Service Desk in action.

PPS: Ever consider attending a virtual conference from the cozy comforts of your desk? Check out the very innovative Tomorrow’s Future Today 2014.  TFT14 is the world’s first 24-hour, global, follow-the-sun virtual conference. Speakers are selected by their peers and elevated to a global stage overnight. All content is accessible, without registration, pushed to Kindle and Evernote, available on iTunes, Vimeo, YouTube, etc. Dan Lee will be presenting his views on “Creating enjoyable customer experiences – it’s not as hard as you think” on Feb 18, 8 P.M. PST. 

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