Do guys like girls who are smarter than them?
Honestly I think guys like a girl who isn't a dumb ass and can carry a convo but isn't smarter than him or if she is not by so much that he feels stupid or inferior next to her. I am well educated but not super smart and I can be a little ditzy but overall I am above average intelligence. I prefer a man who is smarter than myself.
If a girl is overall book smart and has it together but is slightly ditzy at times (but altogether makes smart choices, is a laid back person, and doesn't do stupid things...just not super serious and can be a little Spazzy once in a while) would a guy mind?
From my experience guys don't want a girl who is a ton smarter and will be arrogant and controlling over him.
What's Your Opinion?
Most Helpful Opinion
I think people in general are attracted to those of their own intelligence level.
As an intelligent man, I would date intelligent women only.
I don't feel insecure in the (rare!) case that I meet someone who's more intelligent. But in a relationship it's important to connect emotionally and intellectually; so, as long as I and a more intelligent girl could feel connected, it wouldn't bother me. A significantly less intelligent girl would bother me though, because I do like to have intellectual conversations. If I had to dumb down my speech a little (as I have to do with most people), that would be a deal-breaker.
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I would not date someone I didn't think was intelligent. However, the sky is the limit on intelligence so long as she can explain whatever she is passionate about in a context that I can understand. I'm not interested in dating a walking encyclopedia. But I would love to date someone that I can learn from and grow with. If her IQ is higher, who cares? If she is someone I can have an intelligent conversation with where 'like' occurs fewer times than the amount of times she uses a bathroom, then she's perfect IMO.
There's really no right answer here. For some guys yes and for others no. In your specific case, just because you may feel like you're not as smart as him does not mean that you aren't intelligent enough for him. I don't feel a law degree is anything to turn your nose up at, no matter the school. In the end it all comes down to the chemistry between you. You just gotta be true to yourself and hope for the best.
You have it right in my opinion. No one wants to be with someone that is going to hold it over them. If the person is a know-it-all type, whether they are actually intelligent or not, no one is going to want a long term relationship with them.