Confirmed: Unshaven Geeks Are the Height of Sexiness

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Photo by Jenny Elwick; used under Creative Commons license.Photo by Jenny Elwick; used under Creative Commons license.

Photo by Jenny Elwick; used under Creative Commons license.

Finally, research shows what we guy geeks have known all along: we are simply too sexy for our esoteric t-shirts.

Yes, according to online market research firm OnePoll, women may say they’re looking for a handsome, trim, clean-cut, manly man, but what they really want is a scruffy, pudgy geek. This is surely not news to those of us who had to fend off hordes of female admirers in high school and college. I mean, is there a high school in this country where the president of the chess club doesn’t have more dates than the star quarterback does?

You have to admire this article on the research from the UK newspaper Daily Mail‘s website. It takes a rare and special editing talent to adorn an article about women finding men who are not conventionally handsome attractive with pictures of such noted geeks as David Beckham, Gerard Butler and Johnny Depp. And assuming that Tobey Maguire is a geek based entirely on his portrayal of Spider-Man: brilliant!

This research does raise an important question, though: where are all the GeekDad groupies?

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