Knowing your way around electronic products will make you more attractive to the opposite sex, a survey has found. Nearly 70 per cent of respondents in an internet survey run on the e-government portal, www.esdlife.com , said they would be more attracted to a member of the opposite sex who had expertise in computers and digital products. The survey of 3,523 people also found that respondents spent roughly half their monthly income, or $8,700, on computer and digital products. Men spent much more than women - $10,637 a month compared with $6,970. This was the first year that the survey was conducted. About 65 per cent of respondents felt computers and digital products could enhance their self-image. The survey also revealed, however, that style considerations were underpinned by a real functional need. Nearly three-quarters said computer and digital products enhanced their social life. Meanwhile, ESD Services chief operating officer Tony Ma Chung-kit yesterday criticised the government's New Strategy for E-government Services Delivery - a $260 million initiative that will see the government redeveloping e-government services currently contracted out to ESD into a government-run one-stop web portal. Mr Ma said the proposal would be a 'bottomless pit' for public money. If implemented, the e-government service is expected to cost the public purse around $60 million a year. 'By comparison, the amount earmarked for helping the disadvantaged in the recently announced budget was just $100 million. Are there better ways to spend this money?' Mr Ma said. The government is currently seeking $170 million from the Legislative Council's finance committee to fund the project. Commerce and Information Technology Bureau chief information officer Terence Yu Chi-wai said the move was necessary to introduce a new, citizen-centric approach to e-government. 'We found that if we kept the old model [of contracting out services] there were difficulties in co-ordination and that it was hard for the government to take a leading role in rolling out e-services,' he said.