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Old 12-21-2009, 11:54 AM
 
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Would you be interested in dating the smartest person in the room?
She'd be the first one I talked to.


I personally find the ignorant ones the most intimidating.
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Old 12-21-2009, 12:00 PM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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Yes, but if she dated me that would prove she's not the smartest woman in the room.
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Old 12-21-2009, 12:02 PM
 
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A woman at work is just brilliant. She has all the smarts in the world. A super high IQ, academic qualifications (top of her class at a Ivy League School), lots of common sense, incredible knowledge about a wide variety of things and great life skills. She is just so smart and talented.

Yes she has great social skills also and is good looking. But because she is so smart and loves to continue to challenge her mind with intellectual thoughts-- few men seem interested.

Because of her genius she has little in common with the average person. She does not go around and tell everyone how smart she is, but you can tell she is one in a thousand.

Would a woman like that scare you or intimidate you? Would you be interested in dating the smartest person in the room?
I would be very interested. I respect smarts in people, whether in common sense terms or in academics.

it would also mean somebody interested in things beyond celebrity gossip.
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Old 12-21-2009, 12:09 PM
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A woman at work is just brilliant. She has all the smarts in the world. A super high IQ, academic qualifications (top of her class at a Ivy League School), lots of common sense, incredible knowledge about a wide variety of things and great life skills. She is just so smart and talented.

Yes she has great social skills also and is good looking. But because she is so smart and loves to continue to challenge her mind with intellectual thoughts-- few men seem interested.

Because of her genius she has little in common with the average person. She does not go around and tell everyone how smart she is, but you can tell she is one in a thousand.

Would a woman like that scare you or intimidate you? Would you be interested in dating the smartest person in the room?
I married the smartest woman in the room (Doctorate, residency, fellowship in medicine, etc.), and after 32 years have no regrets. She is also smart enough to say that I am smarter than she is. LOL
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Old 12-21-2009, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Corydon, IN
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a woman at work is just brilliant. She has all the smarts in the world. A super high iq, academic qualifications (top of her class at a ivy league school), lots of common sense, incredible knowledge about a wide variety of things and great life skills. She is just so smart and talented.

Yes she has great social skills also and is good looking. But because she is so smart and loves to continue to challenge her mind with intellectual thoughts-- few men seem interested.

Because of her genius she has little in common with the average person. She does not go around and tell everyone how smart she is, but you can tell she is one in a thousand.

Would a woman like that scare you or intimidate you? Would you be interested in dating the smartest person in the room?

i would be in bliss!!!!!!!
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Old 12-22-2009, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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She'd be the first one I talked to.
+1 I'm not exactly a genius, but I get along much better with people who are interested in expanding their horizons than those who are mainly interested in what Paris Hilton is up to or what happened on last night's episode of CSI Bowling Green or whatever it is now. If I ever met a woman like this in my town I'd probably weep for joy, because she'd be the first one I'd ever seen.
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Old 12-22-2009, 05:10 PM
 
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A woman at work is just brilliant. She has all the smarts in the world. A super high IQ, academic qualifications (top of her class at a Ivy League School), lots of common sense, incredible knowledge about a wide variety of things and great life skills. She is just so smart and talented.

Yes she has great social skills also and is good looking. But because she is so smart and loves to continue to challenge her mind with intellectual thoughts-- few men seem interested.

Because of her genius she has little in common with the average person. She does not go around and tell everyone how smart she is, but you can tell she is one in a thousand.

Would a woman like that scare you or intimidate you? Would you be interested in dating the smartest person in the room?
I don't mind it. In fact, I've dated some very intelligent women over the years. I look at the whole picture though and not just her brains. The ones that I've dated seemed to like me for a refreshing change from what they normally dated. They all ended up going elsewhere in the country to college and relocated for jobs though.
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Old 12-22-2009, 05:23 PM
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Location: MA/NH
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if i have a reasonable fear that she will attempt to manipulate and control me if i get close, why would i pick the smartest woman in the room?
how bout instead i pick the best human being in the room? her looks or smarts would be far less important and far less relevant to the outcome.
Wow. So if I pick the smartest man in the room to date, should I fear that he will try to manipulate and control me?

I would always pick the smartest man over the nicest man to date. Because from my own personal experience, eventually the nicest man will bore me to tears in about three years hence... and I have no desire to break any more hearts in my lifetime. So far, I've broken three hearts.

Very fortunately for me, my boyfriend wasn't afraid to date the smartest woman in his acquaintance.
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Old 12-22-2009, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Absolutley not.

It has nothing to do with scared or anything like that, I simply am not a fan of intellectuals.
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Old 12-22-2009, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Denver Metro
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+1 I'm not exactly a genius, but I get along much better with people who are interested in expanding their horizons than those who are mainly interested in what Paris Hilton is up to or what happened on last night's episode of CSI Bowling Green or whatever it is now. If I ever met a woman like this in my town I'd probably weep for joy, because she'd be the first one I'd ever seen.
Are you near Vanderbilt? There's some smart women there. Guess I don't know your age though...
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