danidee
2 years ago5,000+ Views
Weirder People Find Love Faster?
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!
17 comments
WHY AM I NOT MARRIED ALREADY
2 years agoReply
@danidee +9000 points for that specific Supernatural gif! <3 I think this is true. I get a lot of attention for my hair, tattoos, and piercings, etc. But if Some guys find out that I'm a dedicated gamer, cosplayer, watch anime, love scifi, read manga, etc., well... Yeah. Let's just say I've had some interesting experiences. Not that it's always a bad thing. I've made some really cool friends that way and I know several couple who met and married after such scenarios. :)
2 years agoReply
@nicolejb right?? I feel ya! Lol
2 years agoReply
ok so where's the man who thinks I'm awesome cuz i watch anime martial arts and kdrama? sigh. he's probably on geek2Geek. I have an account but I'm too busy fangirling to respond to ask the emails i get lol! 馃槉
2 years agoReply
I was always told that I'm weird and immature because I was loud and hyperactive and a tomboy. Some even thought I was gay!but I always got the guy and it was a always the cute one. Many girls wondered how come and so did I but... whatever! Now I'm married and THOSE weird people still think it's weird! Well, good (or bad)for them! oh! Someone actually said "you of all person!" when I told her I'm married. Stupid girl! lol
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