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Sex Secret: Women Love Hairy Geeks

Screw the square-jawed, six-packed stunners — good old-fashioned geeks are what women really want. Just ask Dr. Smartass.

By (@doctorsmartass)

February 22, 2010

Got a question for Dr. Smartass? E-mail doc [at] esarcasm.com.

Dr. SmartassWe geeks, my good readers, don’t always have it easy. Sure, we’re better in bed — that’s practically a proven fact — but when you look like Biz Stone instead of Brad Pitt, getting a gal’s attention can seem like an impossible feat.

Well, strap on your cape, Clark Kent, because today’s column will give you the confidence to fly right into a luscious lady’s arms. From my inbox:

Dear Dr. Smartass,

Not so much a question as a comment: You’re always talking about what geeks can do to get girls. I know the stereotype is that women want the football player types of manly men, but I’d go for a geeky dude over a muscle-bound doofus any day. Plenty of my girlfriends are the same way.


First of all, Stephanie, your dear virtual doc would like to formally invite you over to the eSarcasm headquarters for a late-night research session. Just to, you know, probe your hypothesis a little more deeply.

Geek-Loving GirlProbing aside, you raise an important point (in more ways than one, if you get my drift). It seems many women do prefer geeks — even if they don’t always openly admit it.

The market researchers at OnePoint.com interviewed hundreds of ladies to see what kind of men really got their motors running. According to the study, one of the most commonly cited turn-ons is a guy with a geeky personality — someone who, like yours truly, knows tech and science in and out.

But it gets even better. Other top turn-ons revealed in the research include a hairy chest (take that, manscaping morons), glasses, and a love of reading. More than half the hunnies even said they’d go for a “soft and cuddly” guy over a chiseled gym rat, though they might not always be forward about their desires.

Geek Girl“Publicly, girls will claim they want a muscly guy who is hair-free and manly enough not to show his emotional side,” a OnePoll pollster explains. “But these results prove that they secretly want something different.”

Stephanie and other geek-loving girls, we salute you and your stereotype-defying desires. And — it probably goes without saying — when a geek salutes a lovely lady, he’s always standing at full attention.


Geeks may not have natural grace.
But we compensate with a skillful embrace.
Despite the finesse we sometimes lack,
Once you go geek, you’ll never go back.

Until next time,

Dr. Smartass

(Images: melialore.com and Flickr)

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