I am studying maths at Sydney uni, so I also have a lot of highly educated technical men and women around me most of the time. In fact my thesis supervisor is Don Taylor (some may know he wrote a very popular book on how to solve the rubiks cube). A lot of my friends there like the puzzles I am forever bringing in and showing them. Some of the dont. I think the girls I know are more interested in general than the guys. I dont know if this is a trend anyone else has noticed (?)
My girlfriend likes them (up to a certain extent - she is very patient
) and even has her own cube with Winnie the Pooh on it.
Actually one day on the train on the way to uni, I was bored and when I remembered I had a megaminx in my bag I took it out and started playing with it. Instantly the girl who was sitting next to me grabbed it off me and started playing with it and talking about it. She couldnt believe it. Yet most of my male friends (outside university circles) responded like yours, Carter. Polite (sometimes...) but fairly disinterested. Yet this female perfect stranger was very keen.
Just thought Id share that funny story... So guys if youre looking for that special someone... hmm maybe