Dating an intelligent person can be a double-edged sword. Being physically attractive is not enough anymore. More and more people are gauging their partners based on their conversation skills, interest depth and intellectual achievements. What makes a person smart? Is it their grade point average?
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I read voraciously. I like to discuss weighty issues. I know a little bit about a lot and can pretty much hold my own in any cocktail party conversation. They live in their heads. They have enough information and ammunition to be impossible to argue with. They can be endlessly fascinating and even more frustrating.
My friend's boyfriend is charming, a gentleman, and great in bed. She's a hard-news reporter and Web producer who craves intellectual stimulus outside of her job. When a guy can't keep up with her as she discusses the news, debates the merits of legal reforms, and cracks sarcastic, witty jokes, she notices that she immediately gets turned off.
When it comes to a relationship, most men have a tendency to back away from a woman who is smarter than they are. Man, you have no idea how bad that fragile ego is screwing you over. You need to get over that. She wore a snug sweater with horizontal stripes, so … Yowza! But then we started talking.