Let’s face it disinfonauts, collectively we’re a weird bunch. But that’s not a bad thing – a new study reported by Metro says we’re more likely to find love:
Your mum was right. The best thing is to be yourself, in all your weird, unconventional glory.
Being weird – or ‘noncomformist’, in fancier terms – makes you more attractive to the opposite sex, a study in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin reports.
Researchers studied people who identified as heterosexual or bisexual, asking them to select people from online dating websites, describe their ideal partners and picture dates with people they had just met.
They found that both men and women showed a preference for partners who didn’t conform, through clothing, life decisions or opinions.
Essentially, this shows that being a rule-breaker or a bit weird can seriously work in your advantage, dating-wise.
The researchers say this goes to show that the old stereotype of what men like – the submissive, girl-next-door type – just isn’t true…
[continues at Metro]