Benefits of dating a dork

Then, I discovered something crazy: By staying true to my [nerdy] self – and understanding women a tiny bit (see below) – I found myself with an unstoppable sex life. Most nerds accept the Hollywood dogma – hot girls go for meatheads – like it’s Newton’s Second Law. High-quality girls – those with both brains and beauty – are drawn to nerds like bowling balls to the Earth’s surface. Being passionate about something – anything outside of making money – is extremely rare for women to find.

To be honest, the only thing limiting me is my time. As one journalist recently lamented about the influx of very successful men to her city, “They thought the ability to buy someone an expensive meal made them interesting.” Gorgeous, intelligent women find nerds incredibly refreshing in a world of men who may have a six pack and a nice car, but lack substance.

I rarely have guest writers on my blog, especially male writers, BUT I had to post this blog.

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In the Darwinian world of high-school dating, freshman girls and senior boys have the highest chances of successfully partnering up. And they have found that for the most part, they're accurate.

Now, however, social scientists have examined them exhaustively and empirically.

Dalton I was always the dork with the camera in school, so it was fun to meet someone who was into something the same way I am.

That was the moment I thought OK, I could like this girl.

As one woman told me – after what was an incredible one-night stand – what turned her on the most was when I started talking about my passions.

She didn’t necessarily understand them – but she loved the energy I radiated.

Economists Peter Arcidiacono and Marjorie Mc Elroy of Duke and Andrew Beauchamp of Boston College examined an enormous trove of data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, more commonly known as The poll asked a broad range of questions about health and behavior—and the data set has become the basis of dozens of famed medical, sociological, and economic studies.

(For instance, James Fowler of UC-San Diego recently used data from Add Health be a genetic foundation for an individual's political beliefs.) For their paper, Arcidiacono, Mc Elroy, and Beauchamp focused on the dating and sex lives of high schoolers—a subject much-analyzed by magazine editors and romantic-comedy screenwriters, but less familiar to social scientists.

He has a “bucket list” of touristy Boston things he wants to do.

Dalton I remember her telling me about a July Fourth bar crawl along the Freedom Trail she does every year, which I thought was kind of nerdy and cool. The staff was fantastic and paid so much attention to us.

Once a student has sex, it becomes less of an issue in future relationships.


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