Oh lighten up Original Link! Just cause you're "Hylia's chosen hero" and all that doesn't mean you're the greatest! They had to face so many other crappy things, some worse than you! And those things aren't their fault! Okay, rant is done.
Link is the Hero, Zelda is the Princess who is most often taken by Ganon, slightly comparable to Mario and Peach whom is taken by Bowser. And this isn't just a nerd-girl problem it's a general Nerd problem!