Mark Zuckerberg's Response To People Who Tell Girls To 'Date The Nerd'

The Facebook CEO gave one grandma some spot-on advice. 👍
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Big thumbs up for Mark Zuckerberg.

On Sunday, Zuckerberg posted on Facebook about his plans for the new year and how he intends to focus on building a "simple AI to run my home and help me with my work."

A grandmother named Darlene Hackemer Loretto left a comment on Zuckerberg's post, saying she advises her granddaughters to "date the nerd in school" because "he may turn out to be a Mark Zuckerberg."

The Facebook CEO replied with some excellent advice of his own.


After the post got thousands of likes, Loretto wrote on her own Facebook to clarify the intention behind her initial remark.

"I've done everything in my life MYSELF, my children's dad died at a very young age and I did it all," she wrote. "Starting 2 businesses. I said it once to them in jest and NEVER did I think anyone would even see this, let alone get the attention it has gotten."

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