So what difference does it make if someone is male or female?
If someone can answer a (technical) question, then that's fine. If not, then that's too bad.
If you want to "date" people [at least if you are male and want to meet eligeble females], you are probably in the wrong place - the balance is seriously shifted to males here - it's a male dominant industry. Out of the 20 or so people sitting around me here in the office, there are three females. That is likely to be roughly the ratio in other places in this business too.