Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs, Jack Dorsey - being a nerd is so cool these days. Single ladies say they want to date a geeky guy because not only can they help them configure their gadgetry, they probably also make good boyfriends (you know, when you factor in the nerd's potential to succeed and the lack of competition for you). So online dating site Match.com rounded up the top 10 cities where the highest educated members in technical and educational occupations live...
Tenth on the list is Rockville, which is home of the Interstate 270 Technology Corridor that comprises of software and biotechnology companies.
9. Fairfax, Va.
Not only is Fairfax number nine on the list of cities to date a nerd, Forbes magazine also rated it number three on its list of "Top 25 Places to Live Well." Fairfax is known for having a great environment for start-ups, which are typically started by smarties.
8. Columbia, Md.
Columbia is eight on the list and is home or near several large U.S. Department of Defense installations and research and development facilities, such as the National Security Agency, Applied Physics Laboratory and Westvaco.
7. Boulder, Colo.
Boulder's population is younger than the national average, and there's a big presence of schools, many of which are science institutes. No wonder it's number seven on the list.
6. Ann Arbor, Mich.
Ann Arbor is not only the home of the University of Michigan, this city's economy also has high technology at its core, as well as biotechnology and health services. The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum features more than 250 exhibits on science and technology - maybe a good spot for finding dates?
5. Santa Clara, Calif.
Located in the center of Silicon Valley, it's no wonder Santa Clara is number five on the list. After all, it is the home of the Intel headquarters, a geek hub.
4. Berkeley, Calif.
Located on the east shore of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley is also the home of the University of California, Berkeley, the oldest in the University of California system and boasts many distinguished graduate programs. You will also find the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in this fourth city where you can find a nerd.
3. Somerville, Mass.
We're not surprised Somerville made this list. After all, it's where you'll find Tufts University, a private research college considered a "new Ivy" because it consistently ranks high among top universities in the country.
2. Cambridge, Mass.
Home to Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge is a breeding ground for nerds. It's so nerdy, at least 129 of the world's total 780 Nobel Prize winners have been affiliated with universities in Cambridge.
1. Sunnyvale, Calif.
The heart of Silicon Valley, Sunnyvale, is a given. Here, you'll find high-tech companies' headquarters such as Palm, Inc., Yahoo! and Juniper Networks. And how's this for nerd trivia: the first Pong prototype was installed in this town, so there has to be nerds there.