University Offers Flirting Class to Computer Science Students

Potsdam University in Germany is offering formal instruction in flirting to IT graduate students:

The 440 students enrolled in the master's degree course will learn how to write flirtatious text messages and emails, impress people at parties and cope with rejection.

Philip von Senftleben, an author and radio presenter who will teach the course, summed up his job as teaching how to "get someone else's heart beating fast while yours stays calm."

Link via Geekologie | Photo by Flickr user sflovestory used under Creative Commons license | Previously: Helping Geeks Meet Women

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I agree that learning interpersonal skills like flirting is important, however, it really has no place as part of secondary level education.

As for Germany, and correct me if I'm wrong, it seems awfully liberal in that aspect and others as well (e.g. providing government coverage for homeopathy "treatments"). I guess they are just giving the people what they want no matter how dumb and counterproductive it is. It seems they are doing OK though. Just hope we all aren't heading for a state of idiocracy.
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it's funny, I only have the gift of gab when i'm sure it isn't going anywhere. as soon as it looks like, hey, this might happen, i immediately transform into a bumbling idiot.
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Why? Is being honest with ourselves and recognising the things which are important that we never learned, and not assuming that we know even though we don't? I think this mindset is better than thinking we are at the pinnacle of human development without looking at our personal individual weaknesses.
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