Chemistry.com Says West Hollywood is Full of Sensitive Dudes
Looking for a sensitive guy? Chemistry.com suggests that you check out West Hollywood. The city ranks #3 on the dating website's list of top cities for sensitive men, right after Pompano Beach, Florida and Roanake, Virginia.Although the stock art accompanying its list suggests that all these sensitive men are waiting to sweep a lucky lady off her feet, we suspect a sizeable chunk of these sensitive types are gay—and not just because we're talking about West Hollywood. Chemistry.com famously swooped in and marketed itself as the anti-eHarmony back in the day before a judge made eHarmony accept same-sex couples along with heteros. But the site doesn't explain its methodology, so it's hard to tell.
Dr. Helen Fisher, the chief scientific advisor to the site, gives her take on these sensitive men, which we're sure is totally rigorous and peer-reviewed:
"Men do have a sensitive side. They want to please. But different men do it differently; and these 10 cities are packed with a certain kind of man, what I call BUILDERS — men who express a constellation of personality traits linked with the serotonin system in the brain [...] Sensitive men, known as builders, are traditional. They deeply value loyalty, duty, respectability and proper moral conduct. They want to do the 'right' thing. So builders go way out of their way to keep their social relationships running smoothly. So they watch, listen, and gauge what they need to do to help others and they do it naturally. It’s these chivalrous qualities that make a sensitive man.”
There you have it, ladies and gentleman: science!