sci fi writers don't like people

"Why don't you want to write romance?"

I was 25, and attending a screenwriters networking event in Burbank.  An older man walked up to me. “And what do you write, honey?“

"Sci-fi, action, and horror,” I said.

He winced.  "A pretty girl like you? I’d think you would romance. Why don’t you want to write romance?“

I made some excuse and walked away. Ugh. I still remember that jerk, ten years later.