Intelligent men are more likely to get a good looking wife – a new study has found.
The study, published by the American Psychological Association, looked at the link between attractiveness and intelligence.
“We predicted that more physically attractive women would have more intelligent husbands, but that a man’s physical attractiveness would not predict his wife’s intelligence,” the study predicted.
The researchers found both men and women valued intelligence and physical attractiveness in partners, but men placed physical attractiveness at a higher value.
“Women may place greater emphasis on intelligence because it indicates the ability of a potential mate to acquire resources, which makes intelligence a valued trait.”
Women who were considered “below average attractiveness” often married men who were less educated, the study found.