First impressions aren't everything, you know. You may come home from a date with a wonderful guy who seems like he's got everything together: promising career, steady income, nice apartment, calls the next day, everything that makes you swoon.
But the detail-oriented men (and women) of the world may be tucking a dirty little secret into their drawers ... their sock drawers, that is.
Yes, the most meticulous and structured people have the messiest sock drawers, according to a study on Chemistry.com. But that's not necessarily a bad thing.
Biological anthropologist and chief scientific advisor to the dating website, Dr. Helen Fisher, says, "An organized sock drawer can reveal a lot about a person's personality and biology. From my studies on temperament with Chemistry.com, I have found that the Builder type, who are typically orderly, conventional, respectful of the rules and detail-oriented, have the messiest sock drawers."
The experts at Chemistry.com went so far as to make a list of the cities with the messiest sock collections. Surprisingly, many of them are clustered in certain geographic regions (we're looking at you, Arkansas and Alabama).
Here are the top 10 messiest cities:
- Charleston, WV
- Cedar Rapids, IA
- Fort Smith, AR
- Paducah, KY
- Little Rock, AR
- South Bend, IN
- Oklahoma City, OK
- Birmingham, AL
- Huntsville, AL
- Des Moines, IA
So ladies, if you're on a promising date with a dude from one of these cities, and find yourself back at his place, take a peek into his sock drawer.
If you find an unorganized mess of unmatched socks jumbled into a pile, don't fret at the disarray; what you've really got on your hands is a man who has his life so together, he doesn't have time to organize his socks.