They’ve been living together for a couple of years and are making plans for a wedding.A man's level of confidence governs his life and actions.While we may admire a superior woman from afar we are unlikely to pursue a woman who we think is "to good" for us.This is the same reason the prettiest girl is not always the one who gets approached or asked on a date. I have always said that average or less than average women are the most sought after women in the world!In three separate studies, the team found that men were attracted to such women .In one study, male undergraduates were asked to read about a hypothetical situation in which a female student in their class outperformed them, or underperformed them, in either a math or an English class, and then to imagine how they would think, feel, and behave in such a situation.Afterward, test “scores” were distributed, and in the final moments, the young men were asked by testers if they found the young woman attractive and would be interested in dating her?In this study, men who believed themselves to have been to be attracted by women who they think are smarter or more competent at intellectual tasks than they are, but only if the women are at a psychological and physical distance from them.
As she went over their conversation in her mind, she realized there was one thing that stood out—though she did not want to believe it.
Up close and personal, it appears that men prefer women who are so smart.
A third set of experiments revealed much the same data, with some possible explanation of why this happens.
In a different study, the researchers put male college students in a room to take a test with a college-aged woman who was, in fact, a “confederate” or “plant” of the team.
This young woman was supposedly taking the test with the students, and made limited small talk before the test began.