There may be more male geeks than women because women don’t have the genetic programming for “geekiness.” Women are programmed to be more adept in social situations because genes on the female X chromosome seem to give them better social skills. Men have only a single X chromosome, while women have two.

“Having two X chromosomes may be protective against whatever predisposes someone to not being able to make sense of the social world,” says Dr. Ruth Campbell. “It makes sense for women (because)?their survival, and that of their babies, is particularly dependent on reading social situations accurately.”
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