The best looking girls are nearly always the smartest and vise versa. What causes this correlation?
I thought maybe they just seem good looking because they are smart, but I don't think this is the case cause they look good even before learning that they're smart.
My theory is that because good looks and brains are both attractive qualities, they have fused together over the years. Because a beautiful girl for example can get a smart guy, then they can have smart good looking kids and they can date other smart/good looking people. So over lots of generations we end up with this correlation.
What do you think? Is that why? Or do you have any other idea?
Most Helpful Girl
Might be because people naturally assume that good looking people are airheads, so they feel like if they prove their intelligence and work harder, people will take them more seriously. Even if it's not something they actively think about - it might be a subconscious thing.2
Most Helpful Guy
They get called on more in class
They're more confident overall which helps with learning
But many people would disagree. That's why the smart girl stereotype in movies is still an ugly nerd.0