07/27/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011

Why Do Girls Like Geeky Guys?

When my boyfriend announced that he was getting Lasik surgery a few months ago, I was unnerved. Glasses are my thing--one of those obscure attributes that immediately attracts me to somebody, no matter how brutish or repelling the rest of his personality may be. For one of my girlfriends, it's large veins on a man's forearms. For another, it's a defined jaw line (to the extent that she lists Michael Bolton and Ed Harris as her top celebrity crushes because of it). For me, it's a hot pair of ... lenses.

I've always loved bespectacled men and wondered recently where this particular fetish surfaced. As I dug through my internal rolodex of boyfriends past searching for an answer, it suddenly hit me: it's not just the glasses. I love the nerdy men that wear them. And I think it's about time someone came to their defense in the great, misunderstood world of relationships.

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