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Talk Nerdy To Me: 10 Geeky Pickup Lines

Bachelors and bachelorettes of IT, don't be afraid to use your tech smarts to break the ice.

We know you love to geek out with Hadoop clusters and Docker containers, and you could talk all day about HTML5. But should you tone down the tech talk while on the singles scene?

Hell, no. Stay SaaSy, my friends.

Though Hadoop is probably too obscure for happy hour, don't hold back your IT acumen. Tech terminology is part of the mainstream conversation in most urban areas. Better yet, it contains the kind of wordplay and innuendo that's perfect for flirting. Just saying "dongle" or "hard drive" makes people laugh.

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Here are 10 tech-themed pickup lines -- some salty, some sweet, but all with the potential to spark a love connection.

10. You can unzip my files anytime.

9. If you were a browser, you'd be called FireFoxy.

8. Who needs Google? You're everything I'm searching for. (Awwwww)

7. How about later we do some peer-to-peer sharing? Your domain or mine?

6. This place must have free WiFi, cause I'm feeling a connection.

5. Whew! You're hotter than a data center with an old school cooling system.

4. Yes, that's a Galaxy S5 in my pocket, but I'm also glad to see you.

3. Do you wanna play Words With Friends With Benefits?

2. If you were a cloud platform, you'd be HaaS -- hottie-as-a-service.

1. You. Auto-Complete. Me.

Give these a try, and let me know how it goes. Any others you'd like to share? Leave them in the comment section -- and try to keep it clean. ;)

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Shane O'Neill is Managing Editor for InformationWeek. Prior to joining InformationWeek, he served in various roles at, most notably as assistant managing editor and senior writer covering Microsoft. He has also been an editor and writer at eWeek and TechTarget. ... View Full Bio
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