Are attractive women intimidating to men
But Karbowski’s most interesting result is that there is a clear point at which men valuing a woman’s increasing intelligence.When it comes to women’s preferences, more is better—a man is more likely to be chosen if he is more attractive and more intelligent.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.
A man who tops the chart in intelligence with a score of 10 out of 10 has only a 10 percent chance of being chosen if he scores a 2 for attractiveness.
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.
The claim that men are intimidated by clever women is backed by the results of a new study conducted by Polish economists Adam Karbowski and his colleagues from the Warsaw School of Economics analyzed data from a Columbia University speed-dating experiment, in which more than 500 students participated.
The men and women took part in a regular speed-dating event.
If we increase this man’s intelligence, his appeal increases too, but the effect is diminishing.