Dating someone lower intelligence
Then again, deciding what kind of woman you are is like choosing between a rock and a hard place.If you're stupid, you're not taken seriously, but if you're smart, you're taken too seriously.We've learned tips, tricks and lessons that could only be experienced firsthand, quickly learning the scams, the men who are just trying to swindle you and certain places we will just never go again.We've changed our clothes, hair and grooming styles to fit the destination, yet there's something we can't seem to change that's making the journey a treacherous hike.Jennifer Wright at The recently asked CNBC financial reporter John Carney, and nine other "smart men," why so many studies indicate that men prefer dating women who are less intelligent than they are.Carney chalked the phenomenon up to today's "knowledge economy." Less intelligent women have more leisure time because they aren't financially rewarded for staying in school or working long hours, Carney reasoned, and they seek out a smart partner as a means of "economic advancement." As Carney put it, "dumb chicks have both greater opportunities and greater incentives to try harder to date smart men than smart women do." Carney says a hardworking hedge funder who Wright interviewed provided a similar explanation, asserting that successful men (like him, presumably) date less successful women not because they want "women to be dumb" but rather because they want "someone who prioritizes their life in a way that’s compatible with how you prioritize yours." The hedge funder, for example, dates a kindergarten teacher, and a kindergarten teacher "has a more flexible schedule, she’ll be able accommodate me," he explains.
But smart women don't appear to be discounting smart men in the same way.It doesn't assuage a woman's pain as her parents ask where her boyfriend is and why she can't find a nice guy.The saying should be something closer to “ignorant women get the man and intelligent women never feel bliss.”But why is this?Women everywhere are flailing under this double-edged sword.A beautiful, attractive female isn't desirable for her mind, and those with strong characters are seen as threatening, masculine and undesirable.
Why don't men want women with whom they can converse and who challenge them?