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#112 - amuzen
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(01/21/2014) [-]
dumb guys go for hot girls and smart guys for beautiful girls
dumb girls go for cool guys and smart girls go for rich guys

No one initially looks at someone and says hey they look smart I want to be with them! because intelligence is a very open ended highly unstable attribute for people that is next to impossible to judge within a short period of time.

the two things that ARE easy to judge about someone upon first contact (the point when most people decide whether someone is sexually/romantically viable for them) are social standing and physical appearence.
Due to lingering gender roles from the beginning of recorded history (bar the occasional mutation from the norm such as with the amazons) men compete by trying to show off their social standing as providers while women's appeal comes from trying to demonstrate that they will be healthy child bearers. (not overweight, big breasts, big hips, clear clean skin, healthy hair etc.)

I mean yeah we've gotten to the point where we're more than our base instincts but that doesn't mean they're not there anymore, a hundred thousand years of evolution is hard to ignore just because we've had a few equal rights revolutions over the course of the last two centuries.