Why men like ‘dumb-looking’ women

May 24th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS  

London, May 24 (IANS) Men may not be looking for charm and intelligence when it comes to finding a mate, but rather a woman who looks dumb and sleepy enough for a one-night-stand, according to a study.

The study by University of Texas graduate student Cari Goetz and her team focused on the so-called sexual exploitability hypothesis, which is based on the different ways in which men and women approach reproduction, Daily Mail reported.

Men had little concern for the consequences of casual trysts, given that their bodies produce around 85 million sperm cells every day — per testicle, researchers said.

The goal of the study was to test out the hypothesis that a woman who appears silly or inert is a turn-on for the average straight man, according to the Mail Thursday.

The study has revealed that the images of fat or short women had no effect. The participants of the study did not view them as either easy to bed or appealing as partners.

But when it came to childish-looking women or women who looked sleepy or drunk, men rated them as being easy to “score” with. More importantly, the dumb-looking and inert women were also perceived as being more attractive than their more lucid or intelligent-looking peers, but only when it came to short-term relationships.

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