Are attractive women intimidating to men
If he scores a 9 for attractiveness, our genius has a 75 percent chance of being chosen.
On the other hand, a man who scores 10 for 10 in attractiveness has a 30 percent chance of being selected, even if he’s not very intelligent.
This method allowed them to predict whether a person would say "yes" or "no" to a date based on that date’s rated intelligence and attractiveness.
What Women Want Karbowski first examined women’s choices.
As far as women’s preferences are concerned, the sky’s the limit.
In other words, men value beauty over brains (no surprise there).
In sum, our hypothetical woman with a 6 out of 10 score for attractiveness will do best with men at a speed-dating event if she scores around a 7 for intelligence.
Men will be less interested in her if she is any less or any more intelligent than this.
By the way, this isn’t only true for women who are of average physical attractiveness.
The same pattern holds true for very attractive and very unattractive women.