My wife and I invited all the single guys in my research group to Thanksgiving dinner. Seven of them are in their early to mid twenties, while the last is 33. They all had other plans.
But here's the thing: of those that offered specific excuses, four said they were spending Thanksgiving with their girlfriends; only one said he would be with his family.
Four of eight have girlfriends? How the hell did that happen? I mean, the 33-year old is pretty smooth, but the rest are as geeky as I am, and I didn't get an actual girlfriend until I was 28!
Maybe geek cachet has improved this decade. Or maybe I've forgotten how truly geeky I used to be.