Do men like smart women? I’ve often wondered about this and asked a few good male friends what they really think. The answers I got back were definitely a plethora of logic. I began to realize quite some time ago that most men appreciated intelligence and beauty in a woman but were more than slightly afraid of it. I also found that most women underestimate their candlepower and most men overestimate theirs. Men are very confident about their IQ levels and it’s a shock when they meet a woman who is also. So that brings us to this, women will usually underplay their intelligence to make their male counterpart feel comfortable while men overstate it.
I also think some men who might be on the controlling side don’t like intelligent women because they might present too much of a challenge to control. But a confident man who knows who he is will appreciate the gift of intelligence when it comes to a partnership. A superwoman needs a superman by her side.
Women are the whole tamale which requires some serious focus and attention from the male species. We are fully loaded, hot, emotional, thinking, feeling and intellectual beings.
So my wonderful male friends from across the country responded to my question gladly and this is what they have to say:
Yes I love them as long as I remain smarter than them !!!!!!!!
Yes I like smart women!
I don’t know exactly why….I must confess that I haven’t really thought about it before you asked.
I was raised in a family of women….sisters and cousins and two grandmothers who had lost their spouses and a maiden aunt who was like a second mother to me….they were all as smart as I was or nearly so….perhaps that was what I came to expect in a woman!
I like engaging conversation….how do you have an intelligent conversation with someone who doesn’t know or grasp the things you are talking about?…..perhaps that is part of the of the answer.
I like being challenged….how does a partner do that who is not at your level….someone who makes you think….someone who makes you be a better person….someone who contributes to you as a couple as friends….that is important!….that’s all I can think of at this time.
I would say it depends if that Woman made me curious enough to see if She was Smart Enough
to carry on an intelligent conversation with and was articulate and could be Funny.
Try to intimidate me..
(Hey You could always try) I think my mother was Jewish. (Guilt Trips anyone)
And yes I would love to Paint You in the Nude with your Rosy Pomettes Tout Rouge.
James @ 65
Your question is really a loaded one. The answer really depends on circumstances not specified. I’m married and not looking for anything but when I was single if I was going to a black tie event a smart woman or at least eye candy would be wanted. If I were out drinking beer with the boys afterwards I would want someone who just wants to have fun. If you are talking a life long relationship than a bit of education, a bit of religion, average looks, weight height proportionate, healthy and loyal. Do I like smart women, I guess I must. I don’t care for dumb women. I married one who has forgot more about politics, the arts, history, geography, and current events and can’t change a light bulb.
If I were a high school drop out I would just be looking for a fat girl with lots of tattoos and body piercings. That seems to be the norm.
I’m guessing this may not be exactly what you are looking for, feel free to ask more questions.
So there you have it! Anytime you talk about intelligence and gender, people definitely have strong feelings about it.
Ladies, let your light shine bright, there is someone out there who will appreciate you for being YOU. The best relationships are the ones in which you don’t have to change a thing about yourself because your partner loves you just the way you are …
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