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Hey baby, I’m like a rubix cube. The more you play with me, the harder I get.

New study shows that women prefer nerdy guys over jocks, both for long-term relationships and one-night stands.

The study was done at Elon University in North Carolina and published in the journal Evolution and Human Behaviour. They taped 15 guys doing different things, like reading news reports, throwing a frisbee, explaining why they would be a good date and what would be the ramifications of the discovery of life on Mars, and later showed the videos to about 200 women. They were then to select the guy they found most attractive. The guys also took an intelligence test, and the result was that the score on the intelligence test proved to correlate with the likelihood of women finding them attractive, both when long-term relationships and one-night stands were considered. Even so, looks were still more of a correlating factor than brains, but there’s hope, right?


October 3, 2008 - Posted by | Other | , , ,

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