It's not JUST about intelligence
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Men value intelligence in women far above large breasts and long legs, a Cambridge evolutionary biologist has claimed.
Although having a large bust and never-ending pins are deemed by western culture as the epitome of femininity, when choosing a mother for their children, men look for brains first.
Professor David Bainbridge, of the University of Cambridge said that intelligence is by far the most attractive quality for men looking for a long term partner because it demonstrates that his chosen partner is likely to be a responsible parent.
It also suggests she was brought by intelligent parents and so was likely to be well fed and looked after in childhood, and so healthier. It may explain why a man like George Clooney ended up marrying human rights barrister Amal Alamuddin. [Didact: Um, no, the fact that he wants to go into politics explains why he ended up marrying her.]
Prof Bainbridge said men actually do not care how large breasts are as long as they are symmetrical [Didact: that's right, Wonk-tits, get this through that sawdust that's in your head] while for legs, it only matters that they are straight, as bent, uneven legs suggest a developmental illness, like rickets.
“Breast size doesn’t matter,” he told the Hay Festival. “Actually large breasts are more likely to be asymmetric and men are more attracted to symmetry. And they look older more quickly, and men value youth.
“And men are not looking for long legs. Straight legs are a sign of genetic health so that is something that is more attractive, but surveys have shown most men prefer regular length.
“The main thing that men are looking for is intelligence. Surveys have shown time and time again that this is the first thing that men look for. It shows that she will be able to look after his children and that her parents were probably intelligent as well, suggesting that she was raised well.
Men also look for symmetry in facial and bodily features which suggests ‘stable’ genes and youthful partners. Studies have shown that men who are four to five years older than their partners are more successful.
However men do like women to be curvaceous with voluptuous thighs and bottoms, and a waist that is much slimmer than their hips.
Carrying a bit more weight on the thighs and the bottom suggests that a woman has stored enough fat during puberty to adequately provide for the huge requirements of a growing baby.
Last week many of you gentlemen participated in a poll regarding the female body type you found most sexually attractive. An overview of the seven body types is pictured above and you can click the image to zoom it. If you want more detail on the specific descriptions, please refer to that post.
After several thousand votes, here is what you guys said are the most sexually attractive body types:
Thing is, this does not necessarily mean that said woman needs to be of high intelligence. Rather, it means that she needs to have a warm, nurturing, caring personality, combined with a modicum of intelligence.
And that is precisely what Prof. Bainbridge apparently didn't test for.
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