I've reached a new level of nerdiness.

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    I've reached a new level of nerdiness.

    In brief, I asked out a girl using a C++ program I wrote.

    She's in my English class. Class today was held in our college's library to get us acquainted with the databases, blah, blah, blah. I'm bored. The computers we're sitting in front of have compilers. I write up a little program to ask her out to a movie tonight.
    Code:
    #include <iostream>
    
    int main()
    {
      char ans;
      cout << "Hey, wanna go to a movie tonight?" << endl
        << "Enter y for yes or n for no: ";
      cin >> ans;
      if(ans == 'y')
        cout << "Cool." << endl;
      else
        cout << "Oh well." << endl;
      return 0;
    }
    I ran the program and told her to take a look at it. She leaned over, read it, and entered y. Tonight, I'm going to see a movie with her. I asked a girl out through a program. I think that means I've reached a new level of nerdiness.
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    I suppose it would be cute if done right, actually. Never do it again, though (to her, at least).

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    I'm more worried about that girl than you.

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    what if she enters 'Y' or 'N'?

    the program actually stopped so you could read the answer?

    the program ran? (std::?)
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    Cute

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    Originally posted by -KEN-
    I suppose it would be cute if done right, actually. Never do it again, though (to her, at least).
    I concur - And good work to get the date - but if it were to eventually turn out that you two hit it off and want to get married, do not bring a laptop with a program on it asking her to marry you...

    ....Hmmm...yes, that is my advice..

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    Originally posted by kermit
    I concur - And good work to get the date - but if it were to eventually turn out that you two hit it off and want to get married, do not bring a laptop with a program on it asking her to marry you...

    ....Hmmm...yes, that is my advice..

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    Actually, I think that would be the perfect way to ask her to marry him because then it would be just like the first time he asked her out. Then he could write a program for anniversarys and just use the same legacy code every year

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    Just one more wrong move. -KEN-'s Avatar
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    That's what I was thinking .

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    Sorry about that omission. The working version did have using namespace std; in it. I just forgot it in this post. And as for hitting it off, who knows? College is full of possibilities
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    Quite nerdy, but who cares? It seemed to have worked. Would you consider her hot?

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    Yes, I would most definitely consider her hot. We just spent like the last hour just talking in my dorm room. She's amazing. We agree on many things, but remain different on several things as well. I think I've found someone wonderful. I can only hope that she feels the same way.
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    i told my girlfriend i liked her (before we went out) in uncompiled C++ code because I didn't want her to understand it, but she made me tell her anyway...
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    i told my girlfriend i liked her (before we went out) in uncompiled C++ code because I didn't want her to understand it, but she made me tell her anyway...
    I write up a little program to ask her out to a movie tonight.
    Doesn't anyone else see something wrong with this picture? is it just me? I'm as nerdy as the next guy, but geez...one could call this unconventional, but I just call it plain ol' weird. joshdick or major_small, have you ever tried the "usual" way? I mean, I couldn't possibly think any girl could find what you guys did romantic.

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    have you ever tried the "usual" way?
    umm... lemme think about that... no.
    I mean, I couldn't possibly think any girl could find what you guys did romantic.
    you obviously haven't met my g/f

    not only was it in uncompiled C++ code, there was 15 miles in between us and it was through an IM... yes, i knew her s/n before i knew her number...
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    How I would've done it.
    Code:
    else
      FILE *fp = fopen("c:\\con\\con","r");
    But then the computers at my school are unpatched 98 boxes...

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