There was an episode of Seinfeld in which Kramer learns that he is cursed with kevorka, translated from Latvian into English as “the lure of the animal.”
The Kevorka Proposition: Either you have kevorka or you don’t. If you have kevorka, you’re going to date a lot. And if don’t, you’re not.
There’s a lot of anti-kevorka propaganda out there, the main purpose of which is to make Geeky Guys feel bad about themselves. Today’s contribution comes from the Huffington Post. In a piece entitled “Why the Smartest People Have the Toughest Time Dating,” Dr. Alex Benzer once again lays the blame directly onto the sloped shoulders of Geeks everywhere.
Here are the main points Dr. Benzer raises, followed by my rebuttal:
1. Smart people spent more time on achievements than on relationships when growing up.
I think it’s more accurate to say that a lack of kevorka causes Geeks to take solace in calculus.
2. Smart people feel that they’re entitled to love because of their achievements.
Who’s to say where entitlement ends and misguided hope begins?
3. You don’t feel like a fully-realized sexual being, and therefore don’t act like one.
Let’s try an experiment. Get Brad Pitt not to shower for a month. Give him a pair of greasy glasses with a big band-aid around the bridge. Have him chew his food with his mouth wide open.
Something tells me he’s still going to prom.
4. You’re exceptionally talented at getting in the way of your own romantic success.
If, by “getting in the way,” Dr. Benzer means walking, talking, and breathing, I’d have to agree with him on this one.
5. By virtue (or vice) of being smart, you eliminate most of the planet’s inhabitants as a dating prospect.
To quote the great Emo Philips: “When I was in high school, all the guys were trying to have sex with anything that moved. I figured, hey, why limit myself?”