And you know who you are, you beautiful women you. That’s not just me saying it, it’s actual science:
However, it’s not just the propensity of attractive women to have more kids that is pumping beautiful genes into the female pool. The fairer among us also tend to conceive more daughters than sons. In a government-backed study of 15,000 Americans, the most good-looking couples were 26 per cent less likely to have boys. Evolutionary psychologists Alan Miller and Satoshi Kanazawa explain this trend in in their 2007 book Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters. In part, the sex of a child is dependent, they argue, on the traits its parents have that are most beneﬁcial to survival. And because being good-looking is a more signiﬁcant factor in the reproductive success of women than men, it follows that pretty people would have more girls.
OK, now I’m ready for a study that says smarter people are more likely to have boys. Wouldn’t that start a nice fight?
Véronique – who has 4 very good looking daughters – is glad to be improving the gene pool. It was nothing at all. Really. You are all welcome.by