Dating less intelligent women
CHAPTER 2 | Overqualified for Love Imagine, as newspapers and magazines recently have, the “plight of the high-status woman.” She is a well-educated young woman in her 30s, earns a good salary, and has a great social life — but she is single and is worried that her success might be the reason she has not met a man to marry.
Any hint of bad news about the successful or talented has always made headlines, but media pessimism about the happiness and life balance of millions of young, career-oriented women has struck a chord nationwide.
The study found that women, of course, valued a man’s attractiveness.
But they did not discount intelligence; they would meet an intelligent man for a second time, even if he were not attractive. If a woman were average in appearance, her high intelligence had no effect on whether he would meet her a second time.
It's hard to think of any examples — whereas I can think of tons of examples in the opposite direction.
WHAT THE MEN HAVE TO SAY Nonetheless, three of my male friends reassure me that they are turned on by smarter women..I believe them. 1: He says he likes women who are smarter than him in different ways.
A 2010 study by London School of Economics professor Santoshi Kanazawa established the relationship.But if intelligence and sexual exclusivity go hand in hand, why are men willing to date less intelligent women?Well, it turns out Santoshi's study proved something very interesting: for women, there is no statistically significant correlation between intelligence and valuing monogamy.Why does intelligence appear to enhance a man’s dating and marriage prospects while diminishing a woman’s prospects?It’s an explosive question for a number of reasons.
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The ladies at The brought the subject up in a recent survey asking ten different men why so many smart men date “dumb girls.” I was one of the respondents.