It’s undeniable that intelligence is attractive, but the question still remains whether it is attractive enough to outweigh physical beauty. In this episode, we take a deep dive into the importance of physical attractiveness and what role it plays against other commonly praised traits such as intelligence and more importantly, how this affects men and women asymmetrically.
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