Most people think that being smart, extremely smart, or brilliant is a trait that most people are attracted to. Ask anyone to list “must-haves” for potential mates and chances are intellect will rank rather high. I imagine that “intellectual stimulation” has been used countless times in dating profiles and personal ads. But do we really want to be with someone who is extremely intelligent?
Would you have problems dating someone who was a lot smarter than you? I remember a guy friend telling me that his father always advised him to marry a woman a lot smarter than him. Is this something a lot of men are told to do? Why would that be beneficial in a relationship?
I have seen some really intelligent men in relationships with “intellectually challenged” women. It seems that men are more forgiving on IQ. Ladies, would you be willing to give guys a chance if they appeared to be less intelligent or educated than you?