Harry Potter fans actually make better sexual partners, study finds
Well lads, wands at the ready.
Researchers at the University of Oklahoma have found that fans of Harry Potter and Game of Thrones make better partners.
Over 400 readers of both sexes were studied.
They were examined for their exposure to different fiction genres and their attitudes towards gender roles and sexual behaviour.
The subjects were tested on their exposure to different genres - classics, contemporary literary fiction, romance, fantasy, science fiction, thriller, and horror.
They were questioned on their opinions of a number of unrealistic and destructive beliefs in relationships.
According to the study:
"Three genres were found to be significantly correlated with different relationship beliefs. Individuals who scored higher on exposure to classics were less likely to believe that disagreement is destructive."
"Science fiction/fantasy readers were also less likely to support the belief that disagreement is destructive, as well as the belief that partners cannot change, the belief that sexes are different, and the belief that mind-reading is expected in relationships."
"In contrast, prior exposure to the romance genre was positively correlated with the belief that the sexes are different, but not with any other subscale of the Relationships Belief Inventory."
The research team behind the study said:
"Individuals who scored higher for exposure to science fiction and fantasy were less likely to endorse four unrealistic relationship beliefs."
So there you have it.
If you find a man that loves Harry Potter, Game of Thrones and Lord Of The Rings - lock him down ASAP.