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Old 09-03-2013, 11:31 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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if you had a choice would you prefer a woman who was just as smart as you or a woman who was smarter then you?

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Smarter. Nothing is more appealing than someone who can give you new insights.
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Old 09-04-2013, 02:02 AM
 
Location: Western Washington
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At least as intelligent as me, if not more so.
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Old 09-04-2013, 02:21 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Every woman is smarter than me in something. I always wanted someone who was just as smart. I married someone smarter.
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Old 09-04-2013, 02:29 AM
 
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
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I prefer a person who complements my "intellectual abilities".
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Old 09-04-2013, 02:54 AM
 
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what type of smartness are we talking about here?
if she's moneysmart then heck yeah,
if she's all smartypants about all kinds of crap hell no.
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Old 09-04-2013, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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My wife's smartness complements my own. Some things I am smarter about others she is. Sadly there are areas in our lives where we both can and should improve, but we both think the other shod take the lead in those areas!
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Old 09-04-2013, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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Smarter for sure, although it really doesn't take much to be smarter than me.
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Old 09-04-2013, 02:10 PM
 
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Hello, to the men on this forum,

if you had a choice would you prefer a woman who was just as smart as you or a woman who was smarter then you?

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i'd want someone smarter, definitely

FWIW, i really value emotional intelligence, social intelligence and artistic/aesthetic intelligence.

On the other hand, I consider educational credentials and career status to be a mixed bag, at best. I'd rather have a smart hippie than a high-earning corporate marketing drone.
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Old 09-04-2013, 02:11 PM
 
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Hello, to the men on this forum,

if you had a choice would you prefer a woman who was just as smart as you or a woman who was smarter then you?

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Since women are human beings with all kinds of variable skills and attributes, I find it difficult to apply a grocery list mentality for someone I date. Some people have options and options, so they can be picky.

I tried being picky for a long time. Didn't work for me.

Smart... as in s.m.r.t. ?

People who think in terms of smart amuse me. Most people are not THAT much smarter than the next person. And if they are that much smarter, they are probably in a lab, brain surgery, or rocket scientist, and you aren't in contact with them anywho.

I wonder what life is like for people who can have a grocery list requirement for people they date.

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Old 09-04-2013, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Houston, Tx
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if you had a choice would you prefer a woman who was just as smart as you or a woman who was smarter then you?

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What does the woman look like?
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