Many of us are attracted to artist types. They're mysterious, brooding, and sometimes, they even create stuff. But over at Nerve Dating, we  wanted to know which kind of artist is the sexiest. So we asked members which creative type they most wanted to date: musicians, visual artists, filmmakers, actors, writers, or dancers? 

The results were surprising. Maybe it's because you're an educated bunch, but you seem to have the largest hard-on for the nerdiest of the bunch: writers. (Like me.) Turns out 31% of you prefer the reclusive and pale among us. Most of you said writers are the best to date because "the conversation would be good for starters" and you get "hours of endless conversation."

The runner-up hot artist is less surprising: musicians ended up with 26% of your vote. One Nerve member specified that they like drummers best because they "multitask with every limb and their mind. Sign me up." Another voter called musicians "a weakness I must conquer." I think most of us who've ever fallen for the guitar guy can identify. 

Also popular were dancers, who got 19% of the vote for deeply artistic reasons like "great body" and "great bodies" and "duh."  Filmmakers fared decently with 14% of the vote. (Not all of them look like Woody Allen. I mean, have you seen the guy who directed Jane Eyre?) Regular old artists (you know, the kind who use paint and other boring media, blah blah blah) did just okay with 7% of the vote. There may just be fewer of them around.

The only clear losers here were the actors. Only 3% of you think they're the most dateable kind of artist. One of your comments even read "any of the above EXCEPT THE ACTOR." Harsh. Maybe being a thespian is only acceptable these days if you're Ryan Gosling? 

So if you want to get sexy in time for summer, we suggest you forget the gym. Instead, find an empty, quiet room and get ready to sit on your ass for hours. Brush off that typewriter and start writing rhyming couplets, stat. When your limbs start to atrophy, just take a break and practice those drums. And don't forget, Nerve Dating is teeming with creative types.

Commentarium (12 Comments)

Mar 12 12 - 3:27pm
The Immortal Dave

A con artist. They can get us into any event!

Mar 12 12 - 5:53pm

Love it-but maybe that comes under actor ?

Mar 12 12 - 3:51pm

Filmmaker, actor, and Visual artist could all be considered part of the same subset of artistry.

The "visual artist" alone could encompass hundreds of types of occupations from Interior Design through clay modelling.

Love these mindless polls though!

Mar 12 12 - 7:49pm
hossioo and

Interior Design? What comment/take on the human condition, hopefully leading to the generation of a greater degree of self-awareness in the viewer, does that involve?

Mar 15 12 - 7:28pm

@hossioo, yours is the lamest comment I've read all week. Space design and the human experience are completely intertwined. As with all art, you will normally encounter the most mundane and commercial forms, but that doesn't excuse ignorance.

Mar 12 12 - 5:13pm

Dancers by far have the best bodies!

Mar 12 12 - 5:40pm

Visual artists 7%!!!


Mar 12 12 - 5:57pm

I'll date you, Nerkums.

Mar 12 12 - 6:34pm

I happen to be an actor, and I have to be honest and say that I myself have vowed never to date another actor. However, that's just my rule about actors dating actors, but all you non-actors out there, get yourself some actor lovin'! We're great! My boyfriend of three years would know.

Mar 13 12 - 1:18am
Give 'em a break

I suffered from a weakness for both actors and musicians, and I have to say, the actors were much better dating material. Yes, they are attention seeking and kind of messed up, but are also tend to be self-aware enough to know it. Contrast that with musicians, who just think they're the shit.

Mar 14 12 - 5:50pm
Ashley L.

Actors are the worst. Dramatic! And yes, if they haven't made it like Ryan Gosling, they are most likely in a dead end job in a bar with no money or life goals. They are great as friends but don't date one!

Mar 16 12 - 2:16am
re: actors

I like how the chart puts writers and actresses right next to each other. In all situations they should be placed as closely as possible.