Girls, don’t date the nerd, be the nerd, urges Zuckerberg

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has advised women not to date nerds if they want to be successful - but to be nerds. In a response to a New Year post from the tech tycoon, grandmother Darlene Hackemer Loretto commented: “I keep telling my grand daughters to Date the nerd in school, he may turn out to be a Mark Zuckerberg!” Zuckerberg replied: “Even better would be to encourage them to *be* the nerd in their school so they can be the next successful inventor!" More than 27,000 Facebook users liked his reply.

Mark Zuckerberg you are so right #nerdsrule.

Karen Capasso-Fortney

L Ann Kenney added: "Good answer … we need more girls/women in technology and science!" And Lindsey Pearlescent Wells said: "Yes. Always encourage young girls to grow up to become the successful ones, not just marry the successful men." The Facebook chief executive recently celebrated the birth of his daughter Max with his wife Priscilla Chan. He says his new year resolution is to develop an AI butler similar to the one featured in the Iron Man movies.