And the geek gets the girl?
Pretending to be a Jedi knight armed with a glowing lightsaber, fanning out over “Star Wars,” Anime animations and even rocking a clunky pocket protector — these are all the makings of a great husband, according to social media know-it-alls.
“Go for the nerd,” encouraged soon-to-be married podcaster Isabel Brown, 26, from Florida, in a trending TikTok bulletin with over 5.3 million views.
“Nerds make the best husbands,” she captioned the clip. “It’s a fact.”
Brown, who’s engaged to be married, began her virtual advisement with a stitched video from a separate TikTok user asking how other women have been able to successfully score a loving man who satisfies all of their needs.
She went on to shame society for failing to celebrate the supreme splendor of the four-eyed guys wearing suspenders.
“It honestly blows my mind how we have this entire trope in American literature and movies and TV shows about the nerdy girl who gets the glow up when she grows up,” ranted Brown of the common theme features in famed rom-com classics like “She’s All That” and “Never Been Kissed.”
“But we don’t [see] that for [nerdy] men,” she continued.
The blond then listed the top three most telling traits that make anti-jocks choice grooms.
“Hear me loud and clear,” said Brown, “If he owns a lightsaber — green flag.”
“If he has purchased a wand from the wizarding world of Harry Potter — greenest possible flag,” she added.
“If he has an unhealthy obsession with Ashoka Tano, you better run to the altar,” said Brown before granting “bonus points” to the dweeb who’s also obsessed with monopoly.
“Those little underestimated need boys grow up to be men who see what’s [inside],” she insisted.
And online lover-girls agreed.
“I married the anime loving, nerdy gamer boy. Wouldn’t change it for the world,” commented the wife of a Poindexter.
“YESSSSSSSSSS,” cheered another. “MY HUSBAND IS THE BIGGEST ADORABLE NERD”
A separate uncool kid-chaser reposted Brown’s clip and edited in snapshots of her own nerdy hubby, saying “She’s right. It’s the nerds…[My husband] is amazing. He’s sweet, kind, loving and an amazing father. It’s the nerds.”
And a relationship guru, known digitally as @UrDivorceSurvivalGuide, explained why he and other dorks make top-tier partners.
“Nerds are the ones that [were] always on the outside looking in, [seeing] all the jocks and so-called hot guys get selected…and watching those beautiful girls [they’ve] always been attracted to her dogged and crapped on, and thinking, ‘Gosh, I’d wouldn’t do any of that stuff [to women],’” he said. “You get to learn what not to do [in relationships].
The self-crowned guide went on to note that nerd, too, learn the importance of loyalty, honor and character through their brainy vices like anime and the Star Wars universe.
“Find somebody who used to be ugly, a nerd — one of the rejects,” he advised, “and that person, oh my god, that’s the person you want.”
Traditionally less-debonair men have been scoring big with hot women in the recent past. Online, a Houston-based couple known as Scott and Divine have amassed over 52 million views for their imbalanced appeal. And back in May, divorced voluptuary Kim Kardashian made her affinity for brainiacs clear when she donned an “I Love Nerds” crop top to a Lakers game.
But not everyone is a fan of the goofy guy-make-good-husband theory.
A confessed nerd named Justin said nabbing a dorky dude could backfire.
“[Some] whole have no interest in nerdy topics themselves — they have no motivation to relate, they have no motivation to be a part of it,” he said.
“So that loses any interest for me.”