Penguin books quizzed 1000 females about the holiday reads they would look for in a mate.
They found fantasy fiction like JK Rowling’s series, JRR Tolkien’s Lord Of The Rings and Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels put girls off.
Sex and relationships expert Tracey Cox, from BBC2’s Would Like To Meet, said men escaping into alternative realities appear to have less grip on the real world.
She added: ‘They usually are so immersed in the world they’re experiencing through their book, they forget about real life.
‘This guy isn’t going to be trendy or particularly rich.’
Hey, just because I once wore a Starfleet uniform to a Renaissance Faire doesn’t mean I don’t have a grip on the real world!