Dating smart guys

“I’ve been told by well-meaning relatives: ‘Don’t talk about work on a date, dumb it down, and it’s bad to earn so much money because guys will be scared of you.’ And I got the word ‘intimidating’ a lot,” said Alexis, a 35-year-old lawyer in San Francisco. Nearly half of single women believe their professional success is intimidating to the men they meet.Put another way, many high-achieving women think their success is not helping them find love.I’ve seen on his Facebook page the girl he’s seeing now…she’s total white trash. – Kate, Los Angeles Short answer: Smart guys will generally date the most physically attractive girl available to them. The consensus seems to be that all three girls were dumped because they are too intelligent; men simply can’t handle a woman who is smarter than them, and they definitely can’t handle a woman who makes more money than them. You’ve probably been bugging the shit out of him since the six month mark.

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So don’t keep reading if you are emotionally fragile. He probably started getting really distant and not talking much. Encouraged by friends hoping to comfort you with a rationale that the tragedy was not your fault, but his, you concoct a comforting myth: Men can’t date women that are smarter than them.

First, this presumes that you actually smarter than him, which you may be, but you may also not be. But the failure here isn’t in assuming that smarts were a factor in the breakup.