Dating another engineer
The secret to coping with technology-oriented people is to understand their motivations.
This is much more glamorous than the real life of an engineer, which consists of hiding from the universe and having sex without the participation of other life forms. A normal person will employ various indirect and duplicitous methods to create a false impression of attractiveness.
Engineers are incapable of placing appearance above function. They are widely recognized as superior marriage material: intelligent, dependable, employed, honest, and handy around the house.
Anybody with a degree in electrical engineering or experience in computer programming is propped up in the lounge for a few days just to see if he or she snaps out of it. The risk/reward calculation for engineers looks something like this: RISK: Public humiliation and the death of thousands of innocent people.
REWARD: A certificate of appreciation in a handsome plastic frame.
No engineer looks at a television remote control without wondering what it would take to turn it into a stun gun.