I mean, it makes sense in a way, but why?
Dumb I know :P little ironic given the question itself
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Intelligence is really important to me in a partner because I want to be with someone who is rational and logical, can keep up with and contribute to intellectual conversations, and who challenges me.
I would be unhappy with someone who didn't contribute the things that I mentioned above. I wouldn't want to be with someone who became bored and whose eyes began to glaze over when I talked about things that they didn't understand, or who couldn't comprehend something I was trying to explain to them or a point I was trying to make. If we were a poor match in these areas, a large part of me would feel unsatisfied. But I also wouldn't want to be on the other side of it---where the things they enjoyed talking about went over my head. It would make me feel like I was lacking, like I couldn't stimulate them intellectually. That said, it isn't necessarily "the smarter the better"---I'd prefer to be with someone of similar intelligence to me.
Of course, intelligence isn't everything. If I meet someone that I do connect with intellectually, we also have to be compatible in the other areas that are important to me.0