Bill Gates hacked his high school's computers to be placed in all-girls classes

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Bill Gates, a computer genius, has not always been a genius when it comes to talking to girls. (Shocking, I know.) This weekend he revealed to the BBC that when he was in high school, he and fellow Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen would hack into his school's scheduling software and sign Gates up for all-girls classes to up his chances of getting a date.

"Paul did the computer scheduling with me," Gates said. "Unfortunately for him he was two years ahead of me and he was off to college by then. So I was the one who benefited by being able to have the nice girls at least sit near me. It wasn't that I could talk to them or anything — but they were there. I think I was particularly inept at talking to girls, or thinking, 'OK — do you ask them out, do you not?' When I went off to Harvard I was a little bit more sociable. But I was below average on talking to girls."

I can't speak for all women, but all women love it when dudes secretly manipulate situations to make themselves appear more appealing. It's really romantic.

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PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 4: Microsoft president Bill Gates demonstrates Microsoft's Windows 95 program from his automobile prior to a press conference in Paris 04 September. Gates was also to meet 500 top computer executives as part of his campaign to launch the company's new software. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read Michel GANGN/AFP/Getty Images)
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