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The title

Considering this is the student room and all, and dating/going out with someone smarter would be unlikely; but yeah would you do it.

I for one, couldn't do it, but I am interested to hear what other people would do/are doing.



EDIT ---- I mean in terms of grades primarily but also with things like languages and other activities that require intellectual prowess like playing instruments etc.http://static1.tsrfiles.co.uk/9.5/im...lies/smile.png

Also assuming the other person would be willing to go out with you.
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Although I wouldn't date, regardless. I'd certainly be reluctant to marry someone who has on average better grades then me :sad:.
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lol there is no such thing
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Yeah I probably would, but then it depends on whether they're willing to accept me, lol
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(Original post by Abdul-Karim)
Although I wouldn't date, regardless. I'd certainly be reluctant to marry someone who has on average better grades then me :sad:.
Yeah haha, I am the same. Its kind of like a turn off.

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lol there is no such thing
Haha, what do you mean?
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Everyone I've dated has been smarter than me
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Absolutely! I love it when people challenge me. It'd push me to do better. I'd also be able to learn loads from them
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I interact fairly regularly with people much smarter than me. Sure, probably wouldn't be too much of a problem if they're not the condescending type.
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Hell yeah. I'd prefer someone more intelligent than me.
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(Original post by Vixen47)
Hell yeah. I'd prefer someone more intelligent than me.
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(Original post by Vixen47)
Hell yeah. I'd prefer someone more intelligent than me.
Exactly this. But more intelligent in what way? For me it would be languages and skills (i.e. musician, sports)

Particularly when it comes to languages, I would seek out someone who is trilingual or a polygot.

I feel that with this, I would always push myself to be equal with my partner.
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(Original post by CG1012)
Yeah I probably would, but then it depends on whether they're willing to accept me, lol
I meant to put that as a 'given that' scenario.

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Everyone I've dated has been smarter than me
Fair enough

(Original post by rizzyg2)
Absolutely! I love it when people challenge me. It'd push me to do better. I'd also be able to learn loads from them
Thats true, and a good analogy

(Original post by Seathestars)
I interact fairly regularly with people much smarter than me. Sure, probably wouldn't be too much of a problem if they're not the condescending type.
Yeah

(Original post by Vixen47)
Hell yeah. I'd prefer someone more intelligent than me.


(Original post by Le Papillon)
Exactly this. But more intelligent in what way? For me it would be languages and skills (i.e. musician, sports)

Particularly when it comes to languages, I would seek out someone who is trilingual or a polygot.

I feel that with this, I would always push myself to be equal with my partner.
I meant in terms of grades primarily but also with things like languages and other intellectual prowess like instruments
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Would love to, but but.....I have given up on guys. Girls probably.
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I wouldn't mind dating someone who had better grades than me but if someone was actually more clever I don't think I'd like it lol. I'd ideally have someone equally as smart so we can challenge each other.
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I don't think it's possible.. the smartest woman on the planet has intelligence equal to the average man. And being smarter than the average man makes this impossible for me.
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I don't think it's possible.. the smartest woman on the planet has intelligence equal to the average man. And being smarter than the average man makes this impossible for me.
Open you eyes, brother.
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I would rather someone on the same level of intelligence as me.

For me, a cleverer partner would be like a daily blow. How could I win?

But then, too much less intelligent then me I'd get bored with them.
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I seriously don't think that would be possible for me.
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I consider my girlfriend as intelligent as I am, and I don't think having someone who is even more intelligent than yourself is bad unless they're arrogant about it, or make you feel 'dumb', in which case I wouldn't date them.


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(Original post by WinOrDie)
I don't think it's possible.. the smartest woman on the planet has intelligence equal to the average man. And being smarter than the average man makes this impossible for me.
What utter rubbish is this?I think you'll find that women are smarter than men on average if you look at the GCSE and A-Level Results there does however seem to be a trend where the geniuses are mainly males though due to the massive inconsistency of males.

In answer to the thread I probably wouldn't like it because I am very competitive but its unlikely they would be much cleverer than me because I got 11A*s and 5As at GCSE and my predicted AS grades are A*A*AB and you can't even get an A* at AS.I would prefer an intelligent girl so that I could teach her what I know and have interesting discussions but not one who is more intelligent than me and I wouldn't prefer a dumb girl either.
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