Men value intelligence in women far above large breasts and long legs, a Cambridge evolutionary biologist has claimed.
Although having a large bust and never-ending pins are deemed by western culture as the epitome of femininity, when choosing a mother for their children, men look for brains first,
Professor David Bainbridge, of the University of Cambridge said that intelligence is by far the most attractive quality for men looking for a long term partner because it demonstrates that his chosen partner is likely to be a responsible parent.
• If men are honest, do they really prize intelligence over looks?
It also suggests she was brought by intelligent parents and so was likely to be well fed and looked after in childhood, and so healthier.