Selective Breeding

 

“It turns out, women really care about men’s height.  I’m 5’9”, if I wanted to be as attractive as somebody who’s 5’10”, right, another inch?  I would have to make about $35-40,000 more a year.  That’s a lot of money for one inch.  At the same time, it turns out that men care a lot about women’s BMI’s.  In fact, they want women to be slightly anorexic, at like 18-1/2.  And you look at women’s attractiveness, it goes really up at low BMI and really drops below that.”   -Dan Ariely, Professor of Behavioral Economics, Duke University,   from  Why Online Dating Is So Unsatisfying.

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