12 Things You Definitely Need To Know Before Dating A Scientist

Alexander Oramas
Alexander Oramas

1. They believe nothing that can be proven, only supported by evidence.

This can make your arguments “fun.” Depending on how you define fun.

2. Scientists have a child-like heart.

If you take them anywhere, be prepared for them to make several pit-stops. They have the curiosity of a child and enjoy exploring the world around them. If you find this irritating rather than endearing, dating a scientist may not be an option for you.

3. They can be wrong and be humble about it.

They are not out to prove everyone wrong, they are simply seeking the truth. If you show them evidence as to why they are wrong, they will respect that and change their minds. Outliers do exist but we just ignore those people.

4. When they believe they are right, be prepared.

They will be prepared to tell you why, how, and at what time, temperature, and altitude you were wrong. But, with substantial evidence. So even if you are wrong, you will learn something new. That’s pretty neat, right?

5. They can be creative, too.

Their brains are not just filled with facts. They can dabble in the arts or be creative in a way that does not even involve the subject of humanities. Their mind’s ability to problem-solve can be their creative superpower.

6. They do, in fact, have emotions.

No matter what their temperament may be, they are more than the data they display to the world. See below for more details.

7. They are multi-dimensional.

You cannot pinpoint their personality type. Scientists can be INTPs. INFPs, ESFPs, etc. They are a diverse group of human beings. A community filled with different genders, backgrounds, and differing opinions on any and every topic.

8. They are some of the most passionate people in the world.

Oh, YOU want a cure for a disease? * they immediately leave the room and devote their whole life to finding a cure while everybody else eats potato chips and watches Netflix *
People may label scientists as nerdy or obsessive but I prefer the word “enthusiastic.”

9. Conversation topics will rarely be boring.

Topics can range from metaphysical theories to a world where fire-breathing dragons exist. These conversations may even screw you up a bit. Example: “Hey babe, want to learn about the multiverse theory?” You: “Sure!” 10 minutes later…* cries for about 10 hours from confusion *. Nonetheless, “what if?” is the constant question on their minds.

10. They have the ability to make you appreciate life for what it is and not what you may want it to be.

The perks of data being a part of your epistemology is that you cannot romanticize it. It is what it is. There is beauty to be found in seeing the world as it is and all of it’s breathtaking brokenness.

11. At the same time, they exhibit attributes of an idealist.

Just because they see the world as it is does not mean they want to leave it in its imperfection. Even if a goal seems unattainable, they will put their best foot forward in trying to achieve it. To them, there will always be a mystery to solve or an ideal situation to strive for.

12. They can take away your fears and replace it with a desire to understand.

They dedicate their lives to discovery. If there is a topic, animal, or even person you do not understand and are even afraid of, ask them about it. They would love nothing more than to share their data with you. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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