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Women with lower IQ more likely to pursue rich men

Scientists have uncovered a Darwinian explanation behind why less intelligent women have a stronger tendency to seek out 'sugar daddies'...

4:53PM, Jun 22

A new study from the Michigan University has found that women with a lower IQ are more likely to be attracted to rich men than their smarter counterparts, reported UK's Daily Mail. 

The findings suggest that contrary to popular belief, there's more to the 'gold digger' phenomenon than pure greed. Researchers are now suggesting that it could be seen as an "instinctive urge to guarantee a secure financial future for any potential children."

Lead author of the study, Dr Christine Stanik, of Michigan University, says it is "only natural" for women with limited education and career prospects to pursue men who are able to provide financial stability.

‘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,’ said Stanik.

‘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.’

So next time you feel like indulging in an episode of Girls of the Playboy Mansion, don't give yourself a hard time. Remember, it's not only mindless reality TV you are watching -- but true Darwinism at work.

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