What are the cons of dating someone smarter than you?

<p>What are the cons of dating someone smarter than you? Are men biologically programmed to feel turned off by really intelligent women? If so, why?</p>


<p>1 You may feel intimidated
2 You will lose all your arguments
3 You may feel that the person is condescending to you</p>

<p>I'm assuming you mean much, much, smarter, btw.</p>

<p>The way you worded your question sounds like you are the smart person. Of this is the case, here are the cons:</p>

<li><p>Your significant other may become jealous of you. If they sem okay with their level of intelligence, then it would be fine to date them, but be careful if they are the competitive type. You may find that they will start trivial arguments that don't make sense to cover up their jealousy. It can be dealt with, but you have to keep an eye on your significant other.</p></li>
<li><p>If there is a huge, huge difference between your intelligence levels, you may have problems understanding each other, and will get frustrated because of it. If the difference is smaller, and you are willing to cooperate with the other person, then it will work fine. This is probably obvious, but DO NOT point out the other person's stupidity. It will only result in you sounding arrogant.</p></li>

<p>The only other main problem with intelliengence really has to do with personality. Many smart people also happen to be cocky. They think they are better than everyone else and have to shove it in your face. They become disgusted if you don't understand something they understand. It doesn't sound like you are that kind of person, though, but keep in mind that some sensitive (and probably jealous) people might think so even if you never given them cause to think so.</p>

<p>As an answer to your second question: Guys are programmed to like women. Period. They are programmed to like whatever image of sexy they have in their head, and usually intelligence will not interfere with that, unless the person is a complete airhead (which is a complete turnoff). The one problem guys may have with really intelligent girls is that they like to feel superior in the relationship, and if the girl is smarter thenguys will feel less superior. This isn't always the case though, and by no means should you try to dumb yourself down because of this. Be who you are.</p>

<p>What a weird question!There must have been some issue with dating and i am guessing that you are blaming a wide berth of intelligence for the trouble. It could be something that is completely different. It is hard to even offer any "cons" because it is necessary to first understand how you are deciding the smartness of a person.</p>

<p>Is it good grades that you are going by? Or are you looking at IQ test scores and things of that nature. Have you factored a persons emotional intelligence into your judgement? sometimes it is very obvious that you are smarter or dumber than someone else. The question is why would you want to date someone that is so far from your level either way that communication would be awkward?</p>

<p>I agree with the post that mentioned personality as an issue far and beyond brains. Social awkwardness does not necessarily go hand in hand with super smarts. When it does though, it can be very off-putting and make other people feel uncomfortable.</p>