The science of attraction

Recently released Cal Lutheran University study shows men don’t like to date women who are smarter than they are


THE RATING GAME—Arianna Young, an assistant professor of psychology at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, was part of a team that performed studies on dating.
It’s a familiar dating problem: In the quest to meet a soulmate, we sometimes find our ideal notion of a person—what “looks good on paper”—isn’t what we’re actually attracted to in real life.
What, then, do women really want? Well, the jury’s still out on that one. But whe...

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