Both sides have their benefits, if a woman is less intelliegent than me I can be more "unpredicatable" and surprise her in more unique ways, and flatter her more easily and not have to worry about her viewing my intelligence negetively. And if she's more intelligent than me and doesn't mind, then I have an opportunity to expand my knowledge and try to rise to the occasion.
On the down sides of both however... being more intelligent (if it's too much so) than the people you surround myself with, I constantly feel misunderstood, and alone trapped in my own mind and that I have to dumb down most of what I say out of not wanting the other to get confused or lost in what I said... that's how it was in my first relaionship so I can honestly say it really sucks, she was intelligent in the ways that just weren't what I needed. Though not the same, I've had some incredible friends that blew me out of the water when it came to intellectual conversations, I was always worried that they might be feeling how I felt when I had to talk to people who weren't as intelligent as me, and I always had to stretch my mind to grasp much of what they said, but we got along very well and since I have the utmost admiration for intelligence I always valued those sort of relationships greatly.
Over all I'd say a balance is best for a relationship that way it's not about intellectual superiority or inferiority and both parties can feel stimulated when they converse, and yet feel as though there's more room for improvement without having one or the other feeling poorly about not understanding something. To me it goes without saying that relationships should be founded on common interests and common ground.
i don't really believe in stupid and smart so no. My last girlfriend could destroy me in school stuff. (some guy wrote that book about that. and that politician did that.)
While I would make her look stupid when it came to everyday stuff. Or musical theories. I mean. She was smart in her way. I was smart in my way.
I mean I have a friend that while we watched a movie where a guy with cancer kissed a girl. He went omg she's stupid. He thought cancer could spread to him like aids. Yeah I laughed my ass off. But the guy can tear apart a whole car and put it together in an hour- 2 if he has to explain what every part does-.
So nah. . . I don't think anyones stupid. They just lack info on certain topics. If school stuff makes you smart. I'm proud to say I'm stupid ass **** :D
having a smart girl by your side is more important than anyone would think, smart girls are more loyal cause the stupid ones get laid much easier while in a relationship... furthermore, a smart girl would have chosen you depending on your unique qualities, then went on with you in a serious manner.
A smart girl as well knows how to entertain you, is creative usually and have a lot more to offer than her looks or sex. And that's what matters. A smart girl won't get bored with you easily cause she understands you and knows how to get in deep with you, it's never on your own if you're with a girl or a woman that puts effort in that relationship just as much as you do.
Last but not least, a smart girl will save your a** instead of getting you into trouble like what dumb girls do everyday.
and remember, looks don't last, brains do, brains can change looks and get you what you want, looks can't make you smart.
I don't mind either way as long as they have SOME brains. I used to date a girl who was the literal definition of a blonde...oh my god...every thing I said I had to explain it, even from a simple "Hows you" (just silly way id say "how are you" shed get confused on that.
I like her about the same as me I suppose. My last ex was like REALLY REALLY dumb, you wouldn't believe some of the questions she asked me. And yet another one of my exes got like all A's, was better at guitar than me, better artist than me, and was just a lot more academic/well read that it sort of made me feel weird I guess. Either way, they both loved me all the same and I had fun with them both. As a preference though? I like her just about the same level as me.
I have a hard time not being equal to my husband. He doesn't feel he married down... he just views it as a difference in excellence (he is better at retaining aural information or information he has read and he is better with logic, whereas I am better with visual learning and making creative art); however, it is hard for me to share his view when he seems to be so much better than I. I am not uneducated, or unintelligent, but I definitely *feel* less intelligent than he... and yes, it bothers me... makes me feel like maybe he settled. Yay, insecurity! :D For the most part we just enjoy each other for who we are and try not to dwell too much on our differences (sine we have so much in common). I definitely look up to him though :) it's kind of nice learning from him and growing with him. I think we make one another better... and in the end, I suppose that is all that matters.
Where he is deficient, I excel and vice versa - we lift one another up where we need it :D
I personally like the guy with a brain and something to say --I wouldn't say smarter but smart in areas I'm not like good in (ie. Chemistry or Cars, or other mechanics stuff)
I've had study groups and Helped a few guy friends on like English paper and math homework and I guess in the end they had a thing for me because they thought I was smart --but I didn't like them..
but I guess in general some girls perfer their b/fs to be a tad bit more intelligence in other fields because as girls who really wants a not so smart boyfriend? and as for girls if the boyfriend is like super smart or rubs it off on you or make you feel like dirt then ehh no pt in having a a cocky boyfriend floating around right?
i like intellectual guys who can hold conversations and are deep thinkers. book-smart and street-smart. BUT he must nt push his intellect on me and think he's high and lofty and try and use that to humiliate and dominate me. I won't stand for a guy like that.
I haven't come across many people who I felt I was smarter than or who were smarter than me. There are things I know that others don't, and there are things other people know that I don't. So I don't want to be more or less intelligent than a guy, I want there to be a balance.
Honestly, I feel like intelligence is falsely measured by a lot of people- theyre' are so many different kinds. I could not date someone who didn't respect my areas of intelligence, but at the same time, I tend to be attracted to guys who complement rather than match them all the time. I like a guy who can challenge my mind and teach me new thins, and I like a guy who is secure enough to admit that I'm better at some things and let me teach him. I'm not great at math or working with my hands, but I'm a really great cook and a good writer- any guy I date has to be ok with both sides of me. The ideal guy would hare some intelligence areas and be good at some of the things that I'm not- then I'd never be bored!
I'm fairly intelligent and I've noticed that some people have an ego thing about "being the smart one." Someone who is so much less intelligent that we can't carry on a conversation is unappealing, yet someone who is constantly trying to prove he is smarter than me is unappealing as well.
Personally, I love clever guys because we have a similar sense of humor and catch on to the same quirky comedy of life. I also love guys who are smart in a different way than I am, such as mechanically.
I think it depends on the person. Some guys have got off on the fact I'm cleverer than them whereas others have been a bit bemused and put off by it. Think it got to my ex, as he used to call me google. He obviously thought I was just some dumb blonde at first, think he got more than he bargained for in the end when he found out I've got a masters degree!
I love it when my boyfriend is on my level or close to it... I'm quite smart (Graduated 10th in my class of 380-something) and I find that having an intelligent guy is great because I can have deep conversations with him... So close to, plus or minus some, my level is awesome. I can't really take a guy who I can't have at least some sort of intelligent conversation with.
i don't like being "the smart one" in the relationship so I said C but I really like it when we are both marter than each other in different ways. that way no one is ultamently smarter than the other at everything
I got involved with someone who was very intelligent.. That is what had attracted me to him. I was sick of hanging out with idiots and I did not think I was ever going ot meet someone who was smart and attractive... Well he was, and he was... He really liked me a lot too. Just like everyone else he thought I was really smart... His expectation made me doubt everything I said... He never said anything disparaging, as a matter of fact he hung on every word I said. I just was too overwhelmed with how I felt emotionally and intellectually towards him... I just gradually pulled away and he ended up getting really hurt and loosing trust. It took me two years to get him to talk to me and half that time I could not talk to him... If I could have realized how important it is to just hear what the person is saying and let your spirit guide your intelligence, I might have been able to experience love for even a little while... I got so hung up on everyones expectations, that I completely missed the fact that there was a human being who wanted to be with me and get to know me - not read me. I think if we just talked and each concentrated on our own work and shared some things, we could have learnt A LOT... I think our intelligence was pretty equal it just manifest in different ways... The ironic thing is that I was the one who was more out going and closed up... He supposed to be reserved , and he really surprised me in the beginning , he just wanted to know about anything... I was so concerned with calibre of discussion, I did not even ask him where he was born, or if he liked his siblings or even if his parents liked each other. I think when people meet the important thing is to value the person, not as an idea as an act really, like people are experiences themselves and then you have an experience with an experience... One of the most exotic, fascinating places to travel ,is inside some ones mind - especially if you love them.