Are you a Star Wars nerd that's been looking for love in Alderaan places? Or maybe you're a D&D guy who just had a lady-mage do some critical damage on your heart? Well, loud and proud geeks of the world, there's some good news for you, and it comes in the form of a new psychology study.
Weirdos find love faster. Yeah, that's right. Being weird has proven to make you more attractive to the opposite sex.
That means you too, LARPers.
In the study, published in this month's Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, researchers had test groups make online dating accounts and select who they found they were most attracted to.
The results found that both genders preferred nonconformists - people who dressed differently, chose to live their lives differently, or simply had different opinions than what was considered the norm. Or, in short, someone like this guy:
The study's lead researcher - aka a guy - made some observations that backed up their findings, citing that maybe what women perceive to be attractive is a little old-fashioned:
"I'm intrigued by the notion of the 'girls-night-out' and how many women feel as though they can be more unguarded without men around - more relaxed, more crass, more honest, more funny... And I keep thinking, 'Why are you keeping this good stuff to yourselves? Men would love it!'"
Personally, I never really got that either. Why do people, especially during their dating years, feel like they can't be their weird selves around the opposite sex? Relationships are all about feeling a sense of comfort around that other person. Let your freak flag fly!