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My 15 year old aspiring medic cousin is getting bullied in school for being one of the really "geeky/awkward" kids and the teachers won't do anything as he's got no one to back him up. He is also bad with girls and thinks that doing something like taking up a sport will help him, but a lot of the kids on the rugby/football teams are the bullies and they are pretty good TBH (he's skinny/short and not good at sports) so Im not sure if this would help him.

I want to tell him it'll be better when he grows older (>18 or 20s) but is this true? At uni or IRL do girls really start to go for the geeky skinny guys over the muscular sporty types? Also how do I tell him not all "sporty guys" are automatically bullies/have worse personalities?
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Don't care - anything with a pulse really
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Joining clubs will be good to develop his social confidence. Everyone has different preferences, at uni no one judges - its completely different to school
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Girls like guys who are confident being themselves and who they have things in common with. In some cases those will be sporty guys, in other cases "geeks" and "nerds", (but in my opinion "geeks and nerds" as you say make for waay better company ).

In any case he definitely shouldn't put himself in a situation where he knows he'll be bullied just to try to attract a certain type of girl. He should join clubs where he'll be supported, not put down.
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I usually find slim (maybe a bit toned) way more attractive than really buff. Okay, being muscly can be sexy, but to me it's not as nice as slim and tall


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I think girls like lean guys more than muscular guys.
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It's the inside what counts <3 x

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(Original post by Proxenus)
It's the inside what counts <3 x

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If you don't have the time to be both, you're not that intelligent :cool:
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I like lean, muscular or toned. I wouldn't particularly want to go out with a skinny guy because I'd probably be stronger than him 😂 that's just a personal situation though. Plenty of skinny computer science guys I was in school with are in relationships now. Uni is so diverse and bullying is much less of a thing there.


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If you don't have the time to be both, you're not that intelligent :cool:
Both muscular and skinny? :rofl:
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Women seem to have a wider range of physical characteristics that form their particular type. Some women like muscles, so prefer leaner types, some prefer a bit of chub.

Personally I've always been into skinny guys to the point of having a choice and actively pursuing the skinny guy over the classically masculine guy.

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I definitely prefer the more nerdy/less muscular men. I think in general they are nicer people and just physically I think they look better.
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[QUOTE=Anonymous;54923967]My 15 year old aspiring medic cousin is getting bullied in school for being one of the really "geeky/awkward" kids and the teachers won't do anything as he's got no one to back him up. He is also bad with girls and thinks that doing something like taking up a sport will help him, but a lot of the kids on the rugby/football teams are the bullies and they are pretty good TBH (he's skinny/short and not good at sports) so Im not sure if this would help him.

I want to tell him it'll be better when he grows older (>18 or 20s) but is this true? At uni or IRL do girls really start to go for the geeky skinny guys over the muscular sporty types? Also how do I tell him not all "sporty guys" are automatically bullies/have worse personalities?[/QUOTE
No geeks/nerds are the romantic ones mostly, muscly guys just get girls but half the time they dont even treat their girls right
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If you don't have the time to be both, you're not that intelligent :cool:
+2000

If you're really intelligent, you should have no difficulties socialising or developing muscle, actually you should be better at it than most people since you can use your brain to get rid of the nonsense.
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Back in school I was also a bit of a skinny (though not too skinny) guy with limited confidence. I then started training religiously (and still do) and put on over 30kg of muscle. I'd say that this whole process and seeing my body transform has helped my confidence, it has given me faith in my physical abilities and I think that projects itself into my personality as well.

So yes girls might like guys with muscles (wow, what a revelation, who'd have guessed) but I think often times it is also the confidence that becoming stronger and more muscular brings about that attracts them.
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Joining clubs will be good to develop his social confidence. Everyone has different preferences, at uni no one judges - its completely different to school
In my experience that's really not true....

You just are much more likely to find people who share similar interests and the population pool is so large you can simply ignore or stay away from such people.

In halls, especially if you struggle to find people with similar like and interests, can be especially brutal.
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Both muscular and skinny? :rofl:
That's simply not funny.


I meant muscular and active as well as intelligent and academic.
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Well, my boyfriend of four years is tall, slim and wears glasses and I would never swap him for a "muscular sporty guy". I mean, I'd never swap him for anyone, obviously, but I'm not interested in that very muscular aesthetic - I like my men lean.
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That's simply not funny.


I meant muscular and active as well as intelligent and academic.
It's funny because you seem to have misread even the title. :rolleyes:

Ofc geeky doesn't automatically = skinny but my cousin is skinny.
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