IT Geeks Learn How To Be Suave

A university in Germany is going out of its way to help its IT students get laid. Potsdam University south of Berlin is offering IT engineering students a new “flirting course,” which is meant to prepare students “with the social skills needed to succeed both in their private life and their work life,” according to a spokesman of the university. The course, which is part of a master’s degree program, will teach the 440 enrolled students body language, public-speaking, stress management and presentation skills, as well as how to write flirtatious text messages and emails, navigate a party with finesse and cope with rejection. Philip von Senftleben, the teacher of the course, said his job will be to teach his students how to “get someone else’s heart beating fast while yours stays calm.” Something tells me some of the IT geeks are gonna need more than a course on flirty texting to get someone else’s heart beating fast. [Yahoo News]