Revealed! Why Good Looking Men Are Mean

14/08/2014 16:44 | Updated 20 May 2015

If you're anything like us you've probably spent a lot of time wondering why the super-gorgeous men you tend to fall in lust with are always such mega arseholes? We've got news for you girls - it could very well be your own fault.

But before you accuse us of pointing a sister-hating finger, just hear us out.

Seemingly clever guy Jordan Ellenberg over at reckons the laws of ugly = nice and pretty = mean can be explained by a simple'ish bit of maths.

Jordan calls upon a principle developed by medical statistician Joseph Berkson, a process which lets you correlate totally unrelated things like physical attractiveness and nice-ness.

Jordan conjures up an image of The Great Square of Men. It's a square with nice hot guys, mean hot guys, nice ugly guys and mean ugly guys all dotted about the place. Your taste? Nice and hot, of course! So you pretty much ignore the "super-uglies" no matter how nice they are and the "super-meanies" not matter how hot.

Hey presto you're left with nicer less attractive and meaner more attractive blokes. It's all relative. The hotter he is the more meanness you'll accept.

You can also use this theory to explain why the blokes you reckon are drop-dead gorgeous tend to be a little bit, er, thick in the head.

Source: The Cut


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