I know a lot of women say they find intelligence attractive, but I was curious about how many actually do and how many say they do because people are "supposed to". Is there a threshold where being too smart is unattractive or is it about having the right career? It seems when it comes down to it, people don't really care about true intelligence, only associated intelligence for attraction. For example I'm a physics major with plans for obtaining a PhD. I really don't see many women finding physicists attractive (for the record I'm not saying I deserve a medal or attention, just that many physicists seen only as nerds and are not attractive), but a medical doctor would be found extremely attractive by many women because of their intelligence.
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Women/Girls do like intelligence although it depends how it comes across... you still have to be relatable, and you have to not come off as condescending AND you especially have to avoid coming off as arrogant. I personally don't rate intelligence purely on studies... Yes sometimes someone studying a more complicated subject can naturally be more intelligent but there are people who work very hard to get up to the standard for that field... they won't be naturally at that point. It's the same as having a degree, companies hire people with degrees based upon their potential to be able to do a job... there is no actual guarantee that they will indeed be able to do it. Intelligence can be hard to class, you could know a lot about a subject that many people find hard, but you could struggle with everything else in the world.0