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West Palm Beach: Second-Most-Organized Sock Drawers in the Nation

We have no idea how they compiled this "information," but the dating website claims people from West Palm Beach have the second-most-organized sock drawers in the country.

In fact, they say cities across Florida occupy the top five spots for neatest sock drawers: Miami, Fort Myers, Tampa, and Orlando rank in spots one, three, four, and five, respectively.

It's unknown whether sock-drawer neatness correlates to order in the underwear drawer, although it seems inversely related to the company's previous study on public displays of affection.

According to its May study, those same five Florida cities were in the bottom ten for a ranking on views of PDA.

Out of the 100 areas it ranked on PDA opinion, Orlando was ranked 94, Miami-Fort Lauderdale at 95, Tampa at 98, West Palm Beach at 99, and Fort Myers in the basement at 100.

The layman's analysis would suggest that Florida is full of nerds with neat sock drawers who get disgusted at people holding hands in public.

The "chief scientific adviser" to says sock drawers (we still have no idea how they know what these people's sock drawers look like) reflect personality traits.

"An organized sock drawer can reveal a lot about a person's personality and biology," Dr. Helen Fisher says. "From my studies on temperament with, I have found that the Builder type [expressive of serotonin] who are typically orderly, conventional, respectful of the rules and detail-oriented have, in fact, the messiest sock drawers."

So who do they contend are building these pristine sock drawers? Dudes with high testosterone levels, according to the doc.

"...the Director personality type [expressive of testosterone and predominantly male] are actually the most particular about the state of their sock drawers," Fisher says. "It's very revealing that the Builder type appears to be so meticulous to friends and neighbors, but behind closed doors, it's a whole different story."

Dating-website experts have spoken -- the only way to know if your dude is a man among boys is to find an immaculate sock drawer.

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