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Explained: Why women prefer geeky guys


Early in human evolutionary history, women started opting for the loyal and loving Beta male over his big-bicepped Alpha brethren

Plenty of guys will be hitting the weight room this summer before heading to the beach, but new research suggests that when it comes to winning over women, big muscles aren’t always necessary. A new analysis by researchers at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville suggests that long ago, women started turning down strong, confident Alpha males in favor of Beta men who were more devoted. Here, a concise guide to the study:

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  • gbrockhaus

    I think: "At the beach" we are talking about fun and one night stand situations. Here muscles are still more important than brain.. 😉

    But when talking about long time relations you should be right.