I hear often how people want someone who's smart but they're smart people who feel they have to dumb down the conversation in order to get someone as who they meet can't keep up with an intelligent conversation. Is being smart an advantage or disadvantage towards getting someone?
- AdvantageVote A
- DisadvantageVote B
Most Helpful Guy
I'd say it's an advantage. Being smart means having a wider range of conversation topics available when idle gossip gets boring and politics gets heated.4
Most Helpful Girl
if you're a woman? i don't think it helps really. being smart isn't really something that men tend to look for. they want someone attractive, friendly, and sweet. sure, some may want an intelligent woman too, but you'd be hard-pressed to find a man who puts that trait at number 1. and even the ones who say they do... i reaaaallly doubt that's the 100% truth there.
for a man, however... being smart is a very valuable trait and DOES help in dating. a smart man is interesting to women and will be able to communicate in a way that differentiates himself from the rest of the pack.3
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