Would You Sacrifice Physical Attractiveness For Brains?

Would You Sacrifice PhysicalPhysical attractiveness from time immemorial has been used not only to position people on the aesthetically appealing and beauty scale, but also to judge the desirability of one’s soul mate.

Men, in general, are attracted to women who are not as tall as they are, have a youthful appearance, and exhibit features such as a symmetrical face, full breasts, full lips, and a low waist-hip ratio.

On the other hand, women, on the average, are attracted to men who are tall and slim, display a high degree of facial symmetry, masculine facial dimorphism, have broad shoulders, a relatively narrow waist, and a V-shaped torso.

The reality is some people do not look beyond the physical attractiveness of the person and get caught up in the ideal characters of romance novels as well as become conditioned by the perfect beauty stereotype created by the media.

So, for many, the intelligence of the person along with other qualities are readily discounted or ignored for physical attractiveness.

This gives rise to the question posted in cyber space, would you give up looks for smarts?

Here are some of the responses:

Jean, 35:

Personality counts a lot for me; how he looks is secondary. I have met some men who look good but they have nothing behind their looks. There wasn’t much substance to them. I want a man with a great personality, someone who can make me laugh.

Grace, 36:

If I were to say looks, I wouldn’t be married today. When I first met my husband, I wasn’t attracted to him. He would tell he liked me but I couldn’t look past his beer belly. But after a while I gave him a chance and he grew on me. When I look at him, I only see the man who loves me with all his heart and I love him too, belly and all.

Mark, 55:

I was married to 3 good looking women who had brains. Divorced from all 3. I am going to do a Sparrow next time — the one who yuh love neva marry to she, is the one who love you she going make you happy. Or the people say she ugly but she fadda full uh money.

Jane, 45:

Brains any day — with brains, you could get the job and money you command, with that money you could buy looks these days if you want. When you just have looks it aint the best especially if you happen to be blonde.

Cathy, 30

Why do you have to sacrifice one for the other? A combination of both of those commodities is available in ample supply if you know where and how to look.

Daren, 40

In relationships ‘intelligence’ is usually overrated and misrepresented, if one is intelligent surely some of that can apply to fostering a better working relationship. My first son’s mom was an astute career woman and good looking as well, but bankrupt of basic reasoning at times.

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