Yeah, That's Not Gonna Help: College Course Designed To Help Geeks Learn How To Flirt

July 21, 2010


Apparently Potsdam University (south of Berlin, Germany) has just started offering a collegiate course in flirting for its computer-related master's students. *facepalm* IT SHOULD BE AN UNDERGRADUATE COURSE.

The 440 students enrolled in the master's degree course will learn how to write flirtatious text messages and emails, impress people at parties and cope with rejection.

Philip von Senftleben, an author and radio presenter who will teach the course, summed up his job as teaching how to "get someone else's heart beating fast while yours stays calm."

The course, which starts next Monday, is part of the social skills section of the IT course and is designed to ease entry into the world of work. Students also learn body language, public-speaking, stress management and presentation skills.

Sexy text messaging, really? I can count the number of times flirtatious text messaging has gotten me laid on one hand. The same hand I had to use to masturbate the zero times it's worked. Just sayin', I sat on it till it was numb!

Hit the jump for a video of some comedian talking about the program.

Computer geeks learn to flirt [reuters]
Flirting Course For Computer Geeks [buzzfeed]

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