– Computer geeks as loners? Data says otherwise

The typical image of a computer geek is that of a socially clueless loner. Not only single, but can’t even get a date.

Data, however, paints a somewhat different picture — at least when it comes to tech workers tying the knot.

Sixty-two percent of tech workers are married, according to 2012 American Community Survey (ACS) data analyzed by Computerworld. The rate for the entire population? 51%, a Pew Research Center analysis of 2010 Census data says.

Tech workers’ marital status is on par with other white-collar professions, including finance (62%), law (62%), medicine (61%) and education, the Computerworld ACS analysis found — perhaps as much due to age or income as career.

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