Men Want You for Your Brains

British study finds guys are placing more importance on intelligence than looks

by Lesley Kennedy • MORE.com Reporter

Men prefer brains over beauty? What sort of alternative universe is this? Sounds kooky, but apparently that’s the way things are heading.

The U.K.’s Daily Mail reports a new British study finds that in Western nations, a woman’s intelligence is becoming more valued than her Jessica Rabbit figure or her Julia Child cooking skills. However, the newspaper adds, women are becoming more interested in a man’s looks than his wealth. 

“Traditionally, women prefer wealthy men who have an ability to invest resources in any children,” researcher Marcel Zentner tells the Daily Mail. “What we found was that as women become more equal, this preference declines, but men’s looks become much more important.”

How about a smart man who’s good looking, has a great career and can cook? Not that we’re picky or anything.

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