By HoneyColony Staff

We like to pretend we’re soooooo intellectual. In choosing a mate, we opt for high value criteria like literary knowledge or political astuteness, right?

Wrong.

According to an article in Cracked, we unconsciously care far more about seemingly meaningless things; things that bring us down a peg far closer to wild animals than some of us would care to admit.

Now Cracked, admittedly, isn’t our normal go-to for hard science reports, but this downright hilarious piece cites some pretty impressive lab study to backup its claims.

You can read the full article by Kathy Benjamin and Paul K. Pickett here.