London: Women with low IQs are more likely than smarter women to go after rich men, according to a new research.
Experts say that it’s not that women with a low IQ are naturally greedy, but they may instinctively be trying to line up financial security for their future kids.
Study author Dr. Christine Stanik of University of Michigan told the Daily Mail that it’s ‘only natural’ for poorly educated women with dismal job prospects to seek out rich men.
“In ancient times, women evolved an attraction to men with wealth because they knew such a mate could improve the chances of their offspring’s survival,” the New York Daily News quoted Stanik as saying.
“It is a very strong gut feeling that is hard to shake off, especially when a woman does not have her own career, which would give her financial independence,” Stanik added.
The research also revealed that smart women who are independently wealthy are more likely than dumb ones to have a short-term affair, a phenomenon that Stanik said was due to the women’s heightened confidence.