Maybe but probably not. A lot of them seem condescending and in addition to that most girls want a guy who is at least their equal in categories like (height, intelligence, income, etc.). I dont think they respect men who are less intelligence and I dont think they have the same level of desire for them as they would for a guy who is equally as intelligent. I remember hearing a girl talk about how she prefers less intelligent men but only so she can manipulate and use them.
I dont really want to be with a girl who looks down on me so Id probably choose to be platonic friends with a really intelligent girl over being in a relationship with one. I'd prefer to date a girl who is close to being on the same level as me intellectually.
Of course. Smart is sexy. Although I would say that it's good to be with a person who is on your level of education/intelligence. Then you relate to each other in a deeper way. For example, I think a relationship between a PhD and a high school dropout might be strained. They may have different life philosophies. For myself, I will be going to graduate school next year. I would be totally fine to be with someone who has and will only have their Bachelor's degree. However, I don't think I could be with someone who didn't go to college. They have just lived a different life than I have and education/academia is important to me.
I'm already dating a pretty smart little lady, and I love that about her. I've had so many conversations with her about things that I don't talk about with anyone else, and I've learned a loooot of things about a different country and its culture, for example, and about experiences we'd both love to have in which we've both given our takes about how we'd love them to happen. They're eye-openers; a smart person makes you see different perspectives that you might not otherwise come up with yourself.
The guy I'm talking to - not dating yet but I would like to be - is currently looking at grad school at Harvard. Granted I'm not stupid either. We're both in the upper ranks of our class for sure but I still think he's smarter than me. I'm just a hard worker. But it doesn't bother me. I like learning and he can teach me stuff
I enjoy intelligence, when my boyfriend talks about his work, I learn a lot because he is GOOD at his job and knowledgeable and I very much look forward to him talking about it for that reason. So being smarter than I am is no problem.
That said, it's kinda... I don't know what word. Not quite shallow, not quite ignorant or arrogant... just... kinda misinformed? TO say that one person is "smarter" than the other in a relationship. Generally everyone has there areas where they will be more of an expert than others and likewise everyone has their weaker areas. If you actually discuss a wide range of topics with any given person you will find that they are more knowledgeable than you are at something.