Everything went smoothly—until they met in person for a cup of coffee.
They had many things in common and talked for about 45 minutes.
They were then asked to rate the woman both in terms of warmth and friendliness, and in terms of how desirable they would find her as a long-term romantic partner.
Whether the subject was math or English, the men rated the woman who outperformed them as a long-term romantic partner.
In three separate studies, the team found that men were attracted to such women .
In that respect it is actually good riddance that men who are not confident enough to go for the really great women, focus on average women.
“He knew what I did for a living, because I listed it on my profile.