I don’t know if y’all are HUGE One Tree Hill fans like your’s truly over here, but there’s a line that Peyton says that will always resonate with me: “First of all, you don’t know me. Second of all, you don’t know me. God, why are guys such jerks?”
To clue you in, Peyton was talking about Nathan Scott, who started out as one of THE most narcissistic characters on the show and turns out, what she said is actually backed up by science.
According to an Austrian study, women are actually more interested in dating men with narcissistic personality traits; however, the study suggests that it’s confidence that women are attracted to and not necessarily how into himself a guy is.
Researchers asked people to determine their personality traits, sent them on a series of speed dates, then asked women if they wanted to see the dudes again. The women were actually way more likely to want to date the men who were considered to have narcissistic personalities, like wanting to be the center of attention and being extremely into themselves, than those who didn’t have the same traits.
However, this doesn’t mean that we’re all doomed in the long run! According to a new German study, being attracted to guys who think the world revolves around them is basically just a short term thing, as further down the line, they become too competitive and self-centered.
Phew! There’s hope out there yet! Science says so.