It’s the age-old question – whether looks or brains are more important.
And now one study has concluded that while it’s not possible for them to be too physically attractive, men can be too clever for their own good.
Figures from a paper published in the British Journal of Psychology show that women want men to be smart – but not too smart.
The data shows that a man who is more intelligent than 90 per cent of the population is the most desirable, beating out a rival who is more intelligent than 99 per cent of others.
People do tend to get a bit weird once they’re up into that 0.1, 0.001 etc range at the top.
Hmm. Maybe it’s really that they want someone still stupid enough to think that talking about shoes is important?