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Results revealed that, in general, men “formed favorable impressions and showed greater interest” in the women who had performed better than them, rather than those who performed worse.
Eighty-six percent of these men also said that they would feel comfortable dating someone smarter than themselves, and none exhibited an effect on the way they evaluated their masculine qualities.
""Of course men deny it," laughed Marilyn Barnicke Belleghem a family therapist.
"they just aren't telling the truth because the question intimidates them."So while there are no clear answers, it is evident that as society grows and changes the issue of how men and women interact is an ever evolving and complicated one.
And the good news is, some men find this to be a good thing.For men, apparently, having an intelligent girlfriend is like having a pet wolf — cool in theory, but not something you’d want in real life.At least that’s the conclusion of a recent study (minus the wolf), which found that while men might say they look for intelligence in potential partners, most of them are actually too intimidated by the idea of being with a woman who is smarter than them to ever ask one out on a date.For the second part of the study, the researchers created scenarios in which the intelligent women were not abstract hypothetical examples, but rather present in the flesh.This time, 151 men were asked to take an intelligence test and were subsequently informed they would meet with the women who had performed better and worse than them.