Cuffing season may be over... but winter is coming.
It's been a long 10 months since the most recent episode of "Game of Thrones," and fans all over the world have raging, fully erect "throners" just thinking about the season six premiere.
There is something that sets "Game of Thrones" fans apart from other fandoms, and it's hard to pinpoint exactly what that is.
Is it the fact they are so intensely dedicated to fictional realms? The fact they can pronounce super hard names with ease? The fact they hear three seconds of the theme song and start to uncontrollably convulse?
I don't know, but it's definitely something special.
"Game of Thrones" fans share a sense passion that makes them more than just people who dream of sword fights and dragons; it makes them the perfect life partners.
If you're looking for the moon of your life, the sun to your stars, the twin brother to your twin sister or just someone to love you (regardless of the fact you are castrated), look no further than a "Game of Thrones" fan.
You know they'll do anything for love -- including, but not limited to, pushing a young boy out the window.
These are the seven reasons you should date a fan of George RR Martin's "Game of Thrones."
1. They have impeccable memories.
If you want your significant other to impress your family members by remembering the name, birthday and birthplace of your great aunt Ygritte, a "Game of Thrones" fan is the one for you. It takes more than just a sharp mind to keep track of all the characters in the Seven Kingdoms; it takes an unwavering level of commitment.
If you're also the type of person who needs relationship validation in the form of trivial anniversary celebrations (ie, the first time you texted your SO an eggplant emoji and got a thumbs-up back), you can bet a "Thrones" fan will have each important date mentally logged.
I mean, we're talking about the people who can list the specific details of the rise and fall of the Targaryen ancestry without taking a breath -- a simple date on a calendar is a piece of (lemon) cake.
2. They think about the future.
While these fans undoubtedly live in the moment of each episode, they are constantly trying to guess (read: argue about on Reddit) what the future holds. Whether it's making predictions about the whereabouts of certain characters or which one will be next to have his or her head sliced off, you won't find anyone more invested in anticipating the future than a "GoT" fan.
So, if you're someone who has your wedding date and unborn children's names already picked out, go find yourself a "Thrones"-enthusiast to spend your life with. Just be sure your future dog's name is either Ghost, Nymeria, Summer, Shaggydog or Grey Wind.
3. They have an appreciation for nudity.
"Game of Thrones" fans are no prudes. Fans of the show, regardless of gender, can get down with some on-screen boob action and casual man butts without going on an emotional rant about the sanctity of the human body, and hey, isn't that what we're all looking for in the end?
The naked scenes are in a league of their own -- it's a level well beyond Vincent Chase boning some model while puffing on a joint.
4. They understand the importance of equality.
Don't get me wrong, "GoT" fans aren't just into the show for the fully pornographic scenes in each episode (...I don't think). Fans of the show have a respect and understanding for women. There's a sense of empowerment that comes with the abundance of bare boobs, and that's a valuable quality to have in a life partner. As Emilia Clark, who plays Daenerys Targaryen, put it:
['Game of Thrones' is a] depiction of women in so many different stages of development. There are women depicted as sexual tools, women who have zero rights, women who are queens but only to a man, and then there are women who are literally unstoppable and as powerful as you can possibly imagine... It shows the range that happens to women, and ultimately shows women are not only equal, but have a lot of strength.
Take THAT, "Entourage."
5. They pay attention to detail.
Did you get a new haircut and desperately want your boyfriend or girlfriend to notice? You can bet your arse a "Game of Thrones" fan will.
Loyal watchers of the show pride themselves on their ability to notice the smallest details. A single curl out of place on Jon Snow's luscious head does not go unnoticed, the hint of a smirk from Little Finger is studied on the highest level and each word is heavily dissected and analyzed.
So if undivided attention is something you value in a relationship, go find yourself a *~Stark in the streets and a Wildling in the sheets.~*
6. They stay committed even when times get tough.
If you've never seen episode nine of season three of "Game of Thrones," you don't know heartbreak. The Red Wedding was a punch (violent stab) in the gut for everyone, and I genuinely believe after getting through that episode, I can get through anything.
With that being said, a "Game of Thrones" fan won't throw in the towel when the relationship waters get a little rough. "GoT" has taught fans to hope for the best but expect the absolute worst (and by "worst," I mean every character you've ever had an emotional attachment to dying in the most brutal way possible -- shoutout to Oberyn Martell).
7. They know that sometimes saying less is more.
Just ask Hodor.
"Game of Thrones" season six airs Sunday, April 24 on HBO.