less) intelligence than themselves," the study said."Previous research has shown that people prefer romantic partners with higher 'mate value' than themselves," study author Lora Park told .
Ok.’ From that day on, I noticed that whenever I told men this, this particular reaction was not uncommon at all. Heh, Finally, I feel some sort of power in my life – I’m doing a LAW degree and you can’t compare to that!It was that I walked around, living my life from this place of thinking that my worth came from being career minded and successful. And yet – it pushed the better men away, because I didn’t need their direction.And that became a habit; so much so that when i spoke to men, my body was tight, I wasn’t trusting, I was fully set on directing my own life. I wasn’t soft, I was hard and trying to just be enough.The men were then asked to rate their attraction to the imagined women, and the men chose women who outscored them as the more desirable partners.But for the next experiment, the men actually sat down and took a test with women who outscored them, and then were asked to think about actually interacting with and dating these women in real life.
We don't usually think of unmarried guys in this way, if their lives are going well otherwise.