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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.
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Title Annotation:INDICATIONS
Author:Napoli, Denise
Publication:Internal Medicine News
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Oct 15, 2007
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