I have a GPA of 98.04 and I'm taking 3 honors classes and two classes that are two grades above my grade level. I'm not saying this to brag, but it's part of the information that goes with my question... I've always been fairly smart, and now that online classes are offered at my school I'm able to take honors classes for the first time in my high school years. I've always gotten sneered at and insulted for getting good grade, but that usually comes from females. But recently I've been getting extremely nasty comments from guys about being "too smart" and being a jerk for making everyone feel dumb. I don't mean to do that, and I have NEVER rubbed my grades in anybody's faces. I've only ever had one boyfriend who truly appreciated my smartness, and the only other on I had turned out to only have one thing on his mind... and that was sex unfortunately. Do you think my brains are what are keeping guys from liking me? I'm a pretty good all around athlete; I was top scorer on my soccer team last year, and I got the most runs for my team during softball, and I have the best time for girls on my cross country team. . . I'm slightly shy, so I doubt my personality is overwhelming to guys. So I just can't see why I can't attract any guy. So here's my question... Guys, will you date girls who are smarter than you? Why or why not?
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I think the reality is that most males try to get girls attention by impressing them, and guys may be at a loss as to how they can be impressive when you're both very smart and athletic. They may think you're out of their league.
That said, you HAVE had a few boyfriends in high school, so ... I wouldn't assume anything is 'wrong'. As you move forward in life, you'll be surrounded by far more guys who have similar brains to you, and won't be intimidated by it. Some will also have 98.04 GPA ... but you'll also be around a lot of guys who coasted to low 90's, and won't feel dumber than you even if you have studied your way to better marks.
Generally I'd maybe be a little aware that guys may think you're out of their league and you might need to flirt slightly (not dramatically) more to give them the hint they have a chance.
I think you'll find it gets easier when you're past high school though.1