Men would rather date beautiful bimbos than ugly, clever women, finds survey

Men would rather date a beautiful bimbo than a clever but much less attractive woman, a study has found.

Chantelle Houghton described herself as a bright blonde bimbo

Oxford University Challenge team 2009, (from left) Sam Kay, Lauren Schwartzman, Gail Trimble (capt), James Marsden with the shows host Jeremy Paxman

The survey showed that 73 per cent of men are more likely to opt for a girl like Celebrity Big Brothers Chantelle Houghton than University Challenge star Gail Trimble.

More than half of men said brains did not come into it as long as the girl is good looking because it was important to impress their friends.

Eight out of ten men said they would be intimidated by a clever girl.

But almost three quarters of women said they would go for brains over good looks because handsome men are too vain and those with brains will be able to provide for them.

Only one in ten said they would go for a good looking guy rather than a clever one because the sex would be better.

Chantelle, who famously described herself as a bright blonde bimbo before going into the Big Brother house, astonished viewers when it emerged she didnt know what a gynaecologist was.

Trimble refused a host of makeovers from various magazines and TV shows after she shot to prominence, saying she was happy with her looks.

A spokesman for which carried out the survey, said: It seems beauty is more important the brains after all.

Its only natural people go on first impressions but going on a hot date with a supermodel can only get you so far. Although its worrying that we dont seem to appreciate peoples intelligence. If someone is exceptionally bright then it should be congratulated – we shouldnt criticise them for not being attractive.

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