A new study has found that fans of Harry Potter and other science fiction/fantasy franchises make for better romantic partners.
Even though the characters of Harry Potter are far from reality, it seems that it makes fans more aware of their own real world surroundings - making them better suited to a relationship.
"Individuals who scored higher for exposure to science fiction/fantasy were less likely to endorse four unrealistic relationship beliefs," the researchers wrote.
"Science fiction/fantasy readers were also less likely to support the belief that disagreement is destructive, as well as the belief that partners cannot change, the belief that sexes are different, and the belief that mindreading is expected in relationships."
So while your friends may mock your love of Harry Potter, rest easy knowing it's making you a more understanding person with achievable expectations from a relationship!