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28 Things That Happen When You Date Someone Who Works In IT

*insert The IT Crowd joke here*

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1. You probably don't have a clue what they *actually* do.

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But hey, you don't really need to. Tech is the new version of whatever it was Chandler Bing did back in the 90s. It probably involves a cloud, or something.

2. But you know it's a damn good industry to be in...

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...and you're hella proud. They're creating the future. And they get free snacks.

3. Sometimes, they bring you home free snacks from work.

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Or invite you to keg parties, table quizzes and office happy hours, because their extra-curricular work lifestyle is ANNOYINGLY cool.

4. They get early access to all the hottest new apps and updates...

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They'll probably have that new cheese emoji before you do. And they're definitely a Yelp Elite member. Face it, you're impressed.

5. ...and actually really care about them.

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The excitement about a new update can last for days, weeks... even months. It's adorable.

6. They'll always make sure you have the latest version of your OS.

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...because they want you to have the best tech-xperience possible.

7. They find super original ways to be cute using technology.

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8. Your home Wi-Fi network will always have a funny name.

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Because they know how to change it, let's be honest.

9. They're super reliable.

You need a brain wired in a particular way to work in tech, so expect them to get riled up when things are inefficient – but you'll always benefit from their order and logic.

10. Your family are impressed and confused by what they do.

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But who cares! You love them for who they are. Awww.

11. And they're constantly on the receiving end of calls from family and friends about broken printers and Wi-Fi.

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And it's only mildly annoying. *grits teeth*

12. But they can also fix all YOUR techie problems.

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Never ring an unhelpful helpline again.

13. You can always reach them, because they're always online.

IT folk don't *do* digital detoxes. It's like not wearing shoes to them.
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IT folk don't *do* digital detoxes. It's like not wearing shoes to them.

14. You'll spend many a night watching Vine compilations and dying laughing together

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Who knew you could cram so much hilarity in to six seconds?

15. They have top-of-the-range earphones.

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Because sound quality is important, as is high quality streaming. You'll learn from them, and sign up to Apple Music immediately.

16. Actually they have top-of-the-range everything.

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Smaller, faster, lighter, stronger. Th-th-th-that don't run quick, will only make them madder. So prepare to enjoy high quality gadgets, because once you go top notch, you never go back.

17. You can always count on them to have a charger.

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I mean, it's like having their keys.

18. They ask Siri to answer your questions

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...and get frustrated when the AI is not actually up to human standards, which is always good for a sympathetic LOL.

19. The quality of their laptop case and phone cover is very important to them.

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It's not a fashion accessory, so don't expect them to like your novelty iPhone case okay?

20. Iron Man's Tony Stark is their hero.

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MUCH CONNECTED. SO ONLINE.

21. They have ownname@gmail.com and the right handle on Twitter.

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They're probably verified too.

22. They registered their own domain name too, even if they don't use it.

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And if you ever have kids, they'll do theirs too.

23. They're probably at least a little in to video games.

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High quality graphics, ergonomically designed controllers and slick gameplay - what's not to love? Two player battles, commence!

24. And comic books/superhero movies/graphic novels/what have you.

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But hey, let's not stereotype them.

25. You've definitely been kept up late to stream some tech conference taking place halfway across the world.

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It's nice because people cheer a lot, and clap. Everything seems really positive and uplifting because well, everyone there is probably a gazillionaire.

26. They use techy acronyms ATT.

(That's all the time, FYI).
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(That's all the time, FYI).

27. And they think it's hilarious to tell you to reboot something.

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"Turn it off and back on again. LOLZ! But no, seriously, that will probably work."

28. But they're always romantic in their own special way.

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They'll untangle your wires and buy you more storage. Who needs flowers?!