It is quite common for an average-looking man who acts confidently to be more successful with women than someone with a more attractive face. And now there is an explanation.

A study published in Psychological Science revealed that men whose appearance falls short of beauty standards, but who are more confident in women, are more successful than men who are more physically attractive.

This study involved 96 men and 103 women who participated in quick meetings, where each participant spent three minutes talking to another participant.

The results showed that “men who thought themselves more attractive than they were were considered more attractive by women.” And that confidence was the key to dating success.

In addition, the study showed that men who care less about their physical appearance not only have more success with women but also raise confident children.

It added that physically attractive men are more likely to cheat.

So now we know two things about the most desirable men: women prefer self-confident, good-hearted men whose appearance is far from scientifically proven beauty stereotypes.