I tend to be very wary (
wery wery) of women who spend their time in male-dominated areas. I'm thinking here mostly of CS girls, whom I avoided fanatically at CMU, but now that I think about it, basically every area of my life is a male-dominated one, so that includes basically every girl I know. Hm. No wonder I'm single.
Oh anyways, the reason for this is that, in my experience, many of these girls are so continually surrounded by adulating guys fawning over them at every step that I think they tend to develop certain personality characteristics that I find unappealing. There's a kind of prima donna attitude that emerges, almost. Everyone is paying so much continuous attention to them, they can feel free to treat everyone poorly and not really have to suffer any repercussions.
I've known exceptions to this, of course, but in general I remain suspicious. And the flip side of the coin is that if I'm interested in a girl, I find all that competition intimidating. And more strongly than that, I don't want to be just another fawning guy... I'd rather preserve my remaining self-respect.
To all you hot CS babes who now hate me, this entry is not motivated by a particular person or event. I was just thinking about this recently. But I encourage you to take a moment to examine your style of social interaction...