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What do I tell girls I am majoring in.

  1. Jan 17, 2013 #1
    I am a current physics major and whenever I meet girls I need to know what major I should tell them I am in. I am saying finance for now but is there a better fit, what do yall tell girls you are majoring if you meet them outside of your field.
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    I was always honest about my studies, which were physics with specialty in nuclear and astrophysics, then nuclear engineering.
  4. Jan 17, 2013 #3
    Why are you lying to people? Particularly over such a trivial matter?
  5. Jan 17, 2013 #4
    I majored in finance, but I always told the girls it was physics.
  6. Jan 17, 2013 #5
    I wonder why you're quite so ashamed of being a physicist? I would *never* have lowered myself to admitting to be a fine arts major or economist. What's cooler than studying astrophysics? :cool:

    Ah, unless you're trying to reduce the size of your harem by putting them off? Or a social "scientist" carrying out some bizarre on-line response study?
  7. Jan 17, 2013 #6
    Is this you, OP?

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  8. Jan 17, 2013 #7
    Cause lying to people is a wonderful way to start a new relationship...
  9. Jan 17, 2013 #8
    You can tell her that you are a major in Advertising/Communication/English/Finance/Journalism/Marketing/Political Science/Psychology etc.
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  11. Jan 17, 2013 #10
    Don't bother. Girls can not distinguish between physicists and economists anyway. They will find you equally nerdy.
  12. Jan 17, 2013 #11
    what about architecture lol? that actually sounds pretty good.
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    If you still aren't convinced then NPH himself has words of wisdom to offer. Good luck!
  14. Jan 17, 2013 #13
    No. Dont tell her you are an architect. Rather tell her you're a building planner.
  15. Jan 17, 2013 #14
    Can't get much cooler than this:

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    I usually say I'm a millionaire and have a house on the beach. They've never asked me what I study.
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    Never lie. It's a deal-killer when (not if) you are found out. Be nice, be respectful, and tell the truth.
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    Simply ask them what major they like you to be in!:biggrin:
  19. Jan 17, 2013 #18
    Tell them you're studying to be a priest (seminarian). If that doesn't work, go ahead and make it the truth.
  20. Jan 17, 2013 #19
    Assuming this isn't flame and you're really asking people on a physics forum what major to tell girls you're studying then I can pretty much assure you that you're not going to be able to pull off lying to them.

    Why do you think you need to do that in the first place?
  21. Jan 17, 2013 #20
    I can see it having a polarizing effect. They may either recoil at your weirdness or be interested and attracted to it.
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    E-Guy, you are going entirely the wrong way with this!
    You must EMBRACE the physics within you! When a girl asks you what you major in you break out the "epic speech" moment and yell proudly, "My passion is Science! For Science is the key to everything! I will embark upon the lifelong journey to find the underlying laws of nature and rip them from her loins so that I may bring peace and prosperity to the world!" Then hold out your hand to her. "Will you join me upon this epic adventure? This amazing journey? For we shall explore it together, for all mankind."

    And if she reaches for your hand, by god don't you ever let her go.
  23. Jan 17, 2013 #22
    I am basing this off of, "what do I tell girls", meaning you only want sex, not relationships. So lie away, doesn't matter. You'll meet the girl you want to be truthful with one day, or probably never. But still, at least you're successful, right?
  24. Jan 17, 2013 #23
    Hope that the girl you're picking up never heard of Grigorij Perelman. Otherwise she may misunderstand you.

    I'd rather try something like: "Hey, baby. I'm a scientists. Do you want to see my rocket?"
    Or maybe: "Wanna hear my quick lesson on Black Holes?"
    Or even: "Honey, don't you mind solving a 3-body problem?"

    Science works, you just have to use it right.
  25. Jan 17, 2013 #24
    Since when did majoring in physics became a disreputable endeavor?
  26. Jan 18, 2013 #25

    Not very long ago. When people started calling them nerds. :wink:

    Also something related to Aero51's thread if you don't want to tell your major directly OR want to make it understandable (aero's case), tell a oversimplified, watered down version of it. Like if you are an aerospace engineer instead of saying

    Tell her "I invent fast-moving planes which causes ripples in the air."

    In my case I'd say something like "I take small things, modify them with other small things and put them in iPhone to make it work."
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