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Why Men Like Smart Women

men like smart women

Men like smart women.

I’ll say it again, because this has been a long time coming.

Men like smart women… most importantly, smart men really like smart women.

Since 1939, the University of Iowa have been asking college students about their dating preferences. Every decade a group of researchers asks both men and women to rank a list of 18 characteristics, according to how important they are in dating. Sociability, a good cook, mutual attraction and love, dependable character, even chastity were placed in order of importance.

In 1939, intelligence ranked 11th on the list, but in 2008, college students ranked it fourth, behind mutual attraction and love, dependable character, and emotional stability.

“This is a generation of men who have grown up with educated women as their mothers, teachers, doctors, and role models,” says Christine Whelan, the author of “Marry Smart: The Intelligent Woman’s Guide To True Love.”

For years, the dating advice for female brainiacs has been to dumb yourself down. Popular thinking and trends showed men wanted sparkling arm candy and not a mature, intelligent lover.

It is important to note that this study was with on college students, who have chosen to pursue a higher education. Education is important to them and it makes sense that they would choose a mate that reflects this.

“Like attracts like, so certainly the fact that we were polling college students would suggest that intelligence and education are going to be important characteristics,” Whelan says.

For the intelligent women reading this, my advice is to seek out men that are like you. Avoid the dirty dive bars and head to book clubs, museums, or maybe business meet-ups to find those, who share your interests. AND…. contact me.

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