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Is Leonard Hofstadter Really A Nerd?

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He's dating Penny a gorgeous blonde actress/waitress.

 

Was dating Priya, the fiery jewel of Mumbai!

 

Was Leslie Winkle's booty call.

 

Dr. Stephanie was living with him. 

 

Alex a younger hot red head grad student wants him. 

 

Sexy comic book amateur artist Alice was going to make out/have sex with him until he mentioned he had a girlfriend.

 

Slept with Mrs. Latham for some funding and her sexual prowess.

 

Had affair with North Korean spy Joyce Kim for 27 days...

 

 

 

And people think Penny is trampy? Leonard is practically living in the Playboy Mansion!

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Guest I'm not dead Cheryl

so, are you saying that nerds can't get pretty girls?

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so, are you saying that nerds can't get pretty girls?

 

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He's dating Penny a gorgeous blonde actress/waitress.

 

Was dating Priya, the fiery jewel of Mumbai!

 

Was Leslie Winkle's booty call.

 

Dr. Stephanie was living with him. 

 

Alex a younger hot red head grad student wants him. 

 

Sexy comic book amateur artist Alice was going to make out/have sex with him until he mentioned he had a girlfriend.

 

Slept with Mrs. Latham for some funding and her sexual prowess.

 

Had affair with North Korean spy Joyce Kim for 27 days...

 

 

 

And people think Penny is trampy? Leonard is practically living in the Playboy Mansion!

 

Hey I am back here to say...

 

please give me a good reason why Leonard and Penny should end up together in the story.

 

Leonard is a kind of nerd and loves to play the field around a lot (IMO.) whereas Penny gets fed up and bored too easily of Leonard and wishes to have other experiences of all sorts in her life!

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Hey I am back here to say...

 

please give me a good reason why Leonard and Penny should end up together in the story.

 

Leonard is a kind of nerd and loves to play the field around a lot (IMO.) whereas Penny gets fed up and bored too easily of Leonard and wishes to have other experiences of all sorts in her life!

 

Because they love each other.

 

 

 

 

 

and being in love with one another overrides any other stupid reason.

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He was pretty nerdy in last nights episode. As a matter of fact, I thought he showed more nerdiness in the last episode than he has during the whole season.

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Hey I am back here to say...

 

please give me a good reason why Leonard and Penny should end up together in the story.

 

Leonard is a kind of nerd and loves to play the field around a lot (IMO.) whereas Penny gets fed up and bored too easily of Leonard and wishes to have other experiences of all sorts in her life!

Because Leonard has always loved Penny from the first time they met. Besides Joyce Kim which was before Penny all those other women never would have happened if L/P had been together. I would agree at the beginning she may wanted to have other experiences but I think things have changed now. I think season 6 has proven that. Penny loves Leonard.

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leonard's character has been upsetting me for a while now, is just feels like everything coming out of his mouth lately is done for cheap laughs and practicaly says, "hey I am a stereo typical nerd". I feel like the audience is laughing at him and not with him if you know what I mean.  I think his relationship with penny amplifies this because they aren't compatable. Penny has been made more sarcastic over the years and it is her original sweetness mixed with her looks that attacted leonard to her in the first place. Also, their relationship feels very forced imo and lacks chemistry. Maybe they do love each other, but that does not automatically mean they are right for each other. Sometimes I don't think they are in love at all, it is like Leonard keeps telling himself I love penny, I love penny, I love penny, it may not even be true but if you lie to yourself enough you yourself eventually start to believe it. I think lately penny has been telling herself she loves leonard and even let it slip out, but it just doesn't feel true. Also his love life portrayed on the show has been portrayed as completely unrealistic, I liked Dr. Stephanie, and I think Alex could be a missed oppurtunity to find leonard some compatability. Also, being a nerd shouldn't keep him from having girlfriends it's just the women they put him with are so unrealistic example: penny, priya
 

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leonard's character has been upsetting me for a while now, is just feels like everything coming out of his mouth lately is done for cheap laughs and practicaly says, "hey I am a stereo typical nerd". I feel like the audience is laughing at him and not with him if you know what I mean.  I think his relationship with penny amplifies this because they aren't compatable. Penny has been made more sarcastic over the years and it is her original sweetness mixed with her looks that attacted leonard to her in the first place. Also, their relationship feels very forced imo and lacks chemistry. Maybe they do love each other, but that does not automatically mean they are right for each other. Sometimes I don't think they are in love at all, it is like Leonard keeps telling himself I love penny, I love penny, I love penny, it may not even be true but if you lie to yourself enough you yourself eventually start to believe it. I think lately penny has been telling herself she loves leonard and even let it slip out, but it just doesn't feel true. Also his love life portrayed on the show has been portrayed as completely unrealistic, I liked Dr. Stephanie, and I think Alex could be a missed oppurtunity to find leonard some compatability. Also, being a nerd shouldn't keep him from having girlfriends it's just the women they put him with are so unrealistic example: penny, priya

 

I agree with the part of his love life being unrealistic. While it is true he was attracted to Penny for her looks I also think he liked the idea she wasn't "nerdy" or "school" smart.  The problem with Dr. Stephanie and the some others they were always domineering like his mother. At the beginning Penny was also. There was one line in of the episodes in season 3 when he said that he was in the relationship 2 years longer than Penny. I will agree they weren't compatable then. But episode 100 changed that. I think he realized when Penny was standing there with Bernadette and Amy that she had changed. Further proof was season 6 episode three when she got jealous of Alex in the cafe. Leonard for his part didn't even notice Alex flirting with him. (If Howard was there?) The I love you was classic L/P. I think at the beginning of the show they were total opposites. I think as time has gone on they just met somewhere in the middle.

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I agree with the part of his love life being unrealistic. While it is true he was attracted to Penny for her looks I also think he liked the idea she wasn't "nerdy" or "school" smart.  The problem with Dr. Stephanie and the some others they were always domineering like his mother. At the beginning Penny was also. There was one line in of the episodes in season 3 when he said that he was in the relationship 2 years longer than Penny. I will agree they weren't compatable then. But episode 100 changed that. I think he realized when Penny was standing there with Bernadette and Amy that she had changed. Further proof was season 6 episode three when she got jealous of Alex in the cafe. Leonard for his part didn't even notice Alex flirting with him. (If Howard was there?) The I love you was classic L/P. I think at the beginning of the show they were total opposites. I think as time has gone on they just met somewhere in the middle.

I don't think Leonard liked the idea she wasn't nerdy or educated at all, it might not mean everything to him like sheldon but like sheldon leonard values intelligence. There is a reason he got so over excited when she signed up for school, and that is why penny has insecurities about not being smart. He does want someone who is educated and that he can relate to.He's never really had a chance to get over penny after they broke up the first time, sure he dated others but penny was right across the hall and even in their apartment so he has always held onto hope for them to get back together. I do like that they are both maturing it seems this season, but that does not mean they are right for each other either. Maybe Leonard didn't catch on to Alex's flirting but he was definitely loving the fact that she asked him out. Maybe it is my personal preferences but I do not see romantic chemistry with them. I think the best thing for them would be to realize that while the do love and care for each other, they are not right for each other.

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Penny is not well-educated and is not interested in science. However, she likes scientists. :) It's not so typical for an attractive blonde girl born in a countryside, but she turns out to be a nice exception. Of course, she wouldn't know this part of her personality without Leonard. At least that's what the logic of 5,5 seasons tells us.

 

Yes, Leonard is a Nerd who is popular among girls, but he did not realize that before (due to a old psychological trauma caused by his mother). Yes, Penny is a smart "simple" non-educated pretty blonde who turns out to be (strangely) attracted by smart scientists (eg. E5 S6). Finally they have met each other. :-)

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Penny is not well-educated and is not interested in science. However, she likes scientists. :) It's not so typical for an attractive blonde girl born in a countryside, but she turns out to be a nice exception. Of course, she wouldn't know this part of her personality without Leonard. At least that's what the logic of 5,5 seasons tells us.   Yes, Leonard is a Nerd who is popular among girls, but he did not realize that before (due to a old psychological trauma caused by his mother). Yes, Penny is a smart "simple" non-educated pretty blonde who turns out to be (strangely) attracted by smart scientists (eg. E5 S6). Finally they have met each other. :-)
Penny is also physically attracted to Leonard. She said before all her previous boyfriends were hunks, but girls also like cute guys that make them feel good and she has said many times that Leonard is cute and she likes being with him. Also, we saw her get drunk several times and go after him, so she is definitely physically attracted to him.

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He's dating Penny a gorgeous blonde actress/waitress.

 

Was dating Priya, the fiery jewel of Mumbai!

 

Was Leslie Winkle's booty call.

 

Dr. Stephanie was living with him. 

 

Alex a younger hot red head grad student wants him. 

 

Sexy comic book amateur artist Alice was going to make out/have sex with him until he mentioned he had a girlfriend.

 

Slept with Mrs. Latham for some funding and her sexual prowess.

 

Had affair with North Korean spy Joyce Kim for 27 days...

 

 

 

And people think Penny is trampy? Leonard is practically living in the Playboy Mansion!

 

 

You can have all those things and still be a nerd. Just ask all the members of this board ;-P

 

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Honestly what do you find in Leonard?

Yes, it's possible that you can be a nerd and have all those things. I'd agree with the members of this board.
Einstein for one was a super nerd and also womaniser.

"Scientist Albert Einstein was a bad businessman, a prodigious lover with a string of mistresses and an absent father."

Read more:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-395022/Letters-reveal-Einsteins-sexy-side.html

I also agree that Penny is the number one favourite by Leonard and they are sexually attracted but not madly in love as I would argue.

Also Leonard is not very well off himself to support a family as it is at the moment in the story.

Pria'd have been a good candidate for Leonard at the time. She was mature and indipendent. She satisfied Leonard's sexual needs

and they were also very well suited and intimate. Even though she was not a very loved character in the story.

 





 

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leonard's character has been upsetting me for a while now, is just feels like everything coming out of his mouth lately is done for cheap laughs and practicaly says, "hey I am a stereo typical nerd". I feel like the audience is laughing at him and not with him if you know what I mean.  I think his relationship with penny amplifies this because they aren't compatable. Penny has been made more sarcastic over the years and it is her original sweetness mixed with her looks that attacted leonard to her in the first place. Also, their relationship feels very forced imo and lacks chemistry. Maybe they do love each other, but that does not automatically mean they are right for each other. Sometimes I don't think they are in love at all, it is like Leonard keeps telling himself I love penny, I love penny, I love penny, it may not even be true but if you lie to yourself enough you yourself eventually start to believe it. I think lately penny has been telling herself she loves leonard and even let it slip out, but it just doesn't feel true. Also his love life portrayed on the show has been portrayed as completely unrealistic, I liked Dr. Stephanie, and I think Alex could be a missed oppurtunity to find leonard some compatability. Also, being a nerd shouldn't keep him from having girlfriends it's just the women they put him with are so unrealistic example: penny, priya

Penny's "sweetness"?  Yeah, it was real sweet of her to send a guy she just met to go get her TV from her bully boyfriend.  It was really sweet of her to mooch food and wifi from her neighbors.  It was super sweet of her to steal clothes from Good Will. It was unusually sweet of her to sleep with 30 or 40 guys, and perhaps a guy and another girl.  It was very very sweet of her to get drunk every other time we saw her.   Penny has progressively matured in the past couple fo seasons and is growing up.  She is much better now then the fly by night, have fun now and don't worry about the consequences  bimbo that she was in the past.  I think that her falling in love with Leonard is directly responsible for that.  Those who say that she doesn't really love Leonard should re-watch the episode where she goes where Leonard works and watches his experiment.  The look on her face says it all.  She loves him.

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Honestly what do you find in Leonard?

Yes, it's possible that you can be a nerd and have all those things. I'd agree with the members of this board.

Einstein for one was a super nerd and also womaniser.

"Scientist Albert Einstein was a bad businessman, a prodigious lover with a string of mistresses and an absent father."

Read more:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-395022/Letters-reveal-Einsteins-sexy-side.html

I also agree that Penny is the number one favourite by Leonard and they are sexually attracted but not madly in love as I would argue.

Also Leonard is not very well off himself to support a family as it is at the moment in the story.

Pria'd have been a good candidate for Leonard at the time. She was mature and indipendent. She satisfied Leonard's sexual needs

and they were also very well suited and intimate. Even though she was not a very loved character in the story.

 

 

 

Priya was also very controlling and she never accepted him for who he was and that is not conducive to lasting relationship. Penny by and large has.

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Also Leonard is not very well off himself to support a family as it is at the moment in the story.

 

Leonard is a researcher at Caltech. If not now, later he will get at least 100 k per year (or probably more). He is an accomplished specialist. Of course, such a person is able to support a family, pay a home loan, etc, provided his wife has at least tiny income.

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Penny is also physically attracted to Leonard. She said before all her previous boyfriends were hunks, but girls also like cute guys that make them feel good and she has said many times that Leonard is cute and she likes being with him. Also, we saw her get drunk several times and go after him, so she is definitely physically attracted to him.

 

Yes, looks like that. But what I want to emphasize, she is more sexually attracted to Leonard when he is doing "smart things" (and surely when other women hit on him...)

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Priya was also very controlling and she never accepted him for who he was and that is not conducive to lasting relationship. Penny by and large has.

 

I'd  agree Prya was a bit controlling

instead Penny a "wonder warrior" who'd not listen to Leonard and very ready to behead him :( in the world of Conan The Barbarian Sublimation :p

 

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Yeah

it depends... where on the globe?

In London you can only take a loan for a studio flat with that income!

 

 

Leonard is a researcher at Caltech. If not now, later he will get at least 100 k per year (or probably more). He is an accomplished specialist. Of course, such a person is able to support a family, pay a home loan, etc, provided his wife has at least tiny income

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