Study: 'inner beauty' is worthless.
A recent study has confirmed women's worst fears about the
ungentle sex: Men choose women based on looks, above all. In an
experiment, whose results were published in the Proceedings of the
National Academy of Sciences, men and women rated their most desired
attributes for a potential mate, such as wealth, status, family
commitment, attractiveness, and healthiness. The subjects then
participated in a speed-dating session, and, following that, ranked
their "dates" in order of the people they'd like to see
again. The men mostly ignored their previously stated preferences for
commitment, health, etc., and instead simply picked the best-looking
women in the group. The women's choices, to be fair, were not
completely in line with their professed desire for 5-year plans, but
there was at least a correlation between what they picked and what they
said they'd pick. However, men, know this: Three women in the study
selected no dates to meet again. All three also rated greater than one
standard deviation above the rest of the women in terms of externally
rated attractiveness (which was measured, in highly scientific fashion,
by two employees of FastDating, the Munich-based company that enables
such events). So, the next time you set eyes on a gorgeous bombshell and
decide that, after all, you're wearing your lucky socks, you should
offer her a drink and give it the old college try ... don't bother.
Science has proved that you're out of your league. But Ugly Betty in the corner there could use a refill. And she loves doctors.