It offers a measure of security one might not have otherwise. Of course, not all men value looks over intelligence, but just as a woman tends to value a man's "stability" over his looks, so too do men value looks over a woman's brain. Freed tells us that this is because men are more visually inclined than us lady-folk.
"Some women feel more secure with a man who is not 'too attractive' because men who are found to be attractive to everyone are often hit on constantly," says Dr. If he's not that cute, you don't have much to worry about. Keeping the upper hand offers a lifejacket in the ever-tumultuous dating seas. It's not even their fault for valuing physical beauty because they're "wired to be attracted by visual stimuli." A man's tendency to value looks is biologically ingrained in his makeup.
Tinder, a mobile dating app, has a reputation for facilitating hook-ups based primarily on appearance.
How many were hotter, smarter, or more successful than you?If daters have shared interests and experiences, it’s more likely that they will be able to click on a personal and conversational level.It’s no secret that humans have a tendency to attribute positive characteristics like intelligence or honesty to those whom they consider to be physically attractive.The reason being, we all want to be the "winners" in our relationships (even if some of us wouldn't like to admit it).And having the advantage -- whether it be financial, personality-based, or looks-wise, gives you the power in your relationship.If the person you're with leaves you, you want to be able to say, "I'm way better than them anyway." And feel fine about that. "[Women] may know that to some people their mate is less attractive, but to them their mate looks golden," Dr. So while it's easy to blame the media for what we deem attractive, it has no bearing on the fact that men in general place more value on looks than women when choosing partners. Freed assures us that this emphasis on physical beauty does not mean a man doesn't also value a woman's mind, "Evolved men look for a dynamic combination of what they find visually appealing and a true equal." Even when couples are "total equals," there is something that one person will have that the other lacks.