A study from the College of Medicine and Life Sciences at the University of Aberdeen has revealed that men who marry intelligent women are happier and live longer.
Meanwhile, the research also revealed that girls who are proud of their intelligence become more independent and responsible adults, while young boys with the same characteristic have healthier relationships with women. The study examined identical twins, monitoring differences in their health.
It’s no secret that many, many men unfortunately seem to value beauty over brains, but, according to Lawrence Whalley, emeritus professor of mental health at the College, “The thing a boy needs to do if he wants to live a longer life is marry an intelligent woman. There is no better buffer (to dementia) than intelligence.”
A man who marries a smart woman is far less likely to suffer from diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer’s, because their intellect is being constantly stimulated.
Not enough people, men and women alike, value intelligence over the looks of a woman, but, hopefully, this new study will help some people realise that their life will be far, far healthier if they were less shallow and vain. After all, intelligence is sexy, and so is living a long, healthy life!