New Study: Does liking The Big Bang Theory make you more attractive?

Our newest study has revealed some wonderful news for those with a passion for funny scientists: 42% of Canadian singles think that liking The Big Bang Theory makes you more attractive. Bazinga!
  • 68% of Canadian singles think having the ‘right’ taste in TV makes you more interesting
  • 42% would be attracted to someone who likes The Big Bang Theory
  • 33% would be turned off by someone liking The Walking Dead
  • More than half of singles want to binge watch TV on a date
  • Men are more interested in watching romance than women

The study, which looked at data from 300 Canadian singles aged 18-59, wanted to see if someone’s choice in TV shows can have an impact on their love life. The answer was yes: 68% of Canadians think that having the right taste in TV makes you a more interesting person to date.

Having the right taste in TV

So what is the right taste in TV? In Canada, the most popular answer starts with a big bang: 42% of Canadian singles think that liking The Big Bang Theory makes you more attractive. This is followed by Game of Thrones at 28% and Criminal Minds at 27%.

 The wrong taste table is dominated by The Walking Dead – 33% of Canadians think that liking zombie hordes makes you unattractive. Other TV turn-offs include Broadchurch at 15% and Doctor Who at 14%.

Binge watching: the new must-do date night

The survey also revealed that TV shows can have an impact on romance itself, with over half of Canadian singles wanting to binge-watch TV on a date. Those aged 30-39 would be the most keen, with 80% being in favour. They’re followed by 18-29 year olds at 72%, 40-49 year olds at 57%, and 50-59 year olds at 53%.

But what show should you stream? Canadian men and women were somewhat divided on the issue: while 43% of men and 46% of women would choose a comedy as their top date-night genre, men’s second favourite genre is romance (17%), followed by fantasy (11%), while women prefer to temper their comedy with crime drama (17%) and with thrillers (9%).

Netflix and chill: the celebrity edition

The men and women in the survey were also asked about the TV hunks and small screen babes they’d most like to cuddle up to for a long, hard binge watch.

Men’s favourite TV temptress is Kaley Cuoco (Penny, The Big Bang Theory), followed by Sophia Vergara (Gloria Delgado-Pritchett, Modern Family) and Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen, Game of Thrones).

Canadian women’s most-wanted TV celebrity is Kit Harrington (Jon Snow, Game of Thrones), followed by Jesse Williams (Dr Jackson Avery, Grey’s Anatomy) and Sam Heughan (Jaime Fraser, Outlander).

For a more in-depth look at this study, please see our full article.    

Press contact: Sophie Watson

EliteSingles Research Team