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    I'd feel too intimidated by their intellect and worried they'd think I'm stupid and dumb and I don't want that.

    However, I'd hate to be with a guy who was not as smart as me.
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    A superior intellect? :rofl:

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    (Original post by avalerion)
    I swear that's a type of sexuality - sapiosexual. Although it means attracted to intelligence, not necessarily that they're more intelligent than you.
    You can't say that's a separate sexuality, that's like calling yourself a boobsexual smh
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    Probably not, to be honest

    I'd be fine with as-smart or nearly-as, and I certainly couldn't date someone too far below my intellect, but I'd probably have issues if they were too far above me as well.
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    If they dont put you down all the time cause they think ur "thick" then why not? It would be cute and you would learn something new every day
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    Only if they did not show off.
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    Yeah I would.


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    (Original post by Retired_Messiah)
    You can't say that's a separate sexuality, that's like calling yourself a boobsexual smh
    No of course it's not a separate sexuality but I've heard people talk about it as an aspect of their sexuality. Lol boobsexual - best thing ever.
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    I do.
    It can get frustrating sometimes as I'm very ambitious so it's annoying when you're not as clever as them, but it's also very rewarding.
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    Yes. As long as they aren't arrogant about it. Someone pointing out that you're not as smart as they are gets old fast even among people I don't often talk to. I couldn't date someone like that.

    The thing is this is never really true. Everyone is smart in their own way. I'm good with computers well my ex-GF couldn't get a microwave to work and yet people thought she was smarter. Why? Because I don't like socialising with people they way she did(when you're young "smart" seems to be getting stupidly drunk to some groups). She was just better with people.
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    I would love to date someone who has either an equal or superior intellect to me. I get very frustrated when I'm around people of an inferior intellect.
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    (Original post by LancsLad)
    I could. I do find 'ditzy' girls cute, but I find intelligent girls extremely hot.

    Maybe it's the idea of them in lab coats with nothing on underneath though.
    I find that guys who like "ditzy girls" tend to be the most insecure.
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    Yes.

    There are different types of intelligence though and just being academically bright doesnt mean you excel in other areas.
    Being intelligent is also different from being wise.
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    (Original post by Twinpeaks)
    I find that guys who like "ditzy girls" tend to be the most insecure.
    I like ditzy and intelligent though, so am I insecure?
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    No. There will always be someone better out there but I want to be top dog in my own relationship.
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    (Original post by Sternumator)
    No. There will always be someone better out there but I want to be top dog in my own relationship.
    Why does whether someone is more intellectual make them top dog?

    Instead of aiming for top dog, then surely you would wnat a relationship with someone you consider and treat as your equal?

    Would you expect them to walk five paces behind you and defer to all your decisions as well?
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    (Original post by LancsLad)
    I like ditzy and intelligent though, so am I insecure?
    If you liked intelligent women because of the social benefits that their intelligence would provide to the relationship, no. However your reason for liking intelligent women was because it conjures up images of a woman naked under a lab coat.

    So that possibility is still wide open, yes.
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    About the same intellect or a little bit more. Too less intelligent or too much more and I don't think I'd be able to connect with them that well.
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    (Original post by Twinpeaks)
    If you liked intelligent women because of the social benefits that their intelligence would provide to the relationship, no. However your reason for liking intelligent women was because it conjures up images of a woman naked under a lab coat.

    So that possibility is still wide open, yes.
    Well you are indeed correct, I am insecure.
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    (Original post by 999tigger)
    Why does whether someone is more intellectual make them top dog?

    Instead of aiming for top dog, then surely you would wnat a relationship with someone you consider and treat as your equal?

    Would you expect them to walk five paces behind you and defer to all your decisions as well?
    When it comes to intellect, I want to be the best and I want to make the big decisions.

    People have different strengths and my strength is being intellectual. I like to be with someone who is better at "operational" stuff because that is where I lack.

    Both are important but I feel that as a man, I should take the lead over what happens in my relationships. I know this is seen as an old fashioned view but it's just a personal preference. Others are free to do what they want in their relationships.
 
 
 
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