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Old 09-04-2013, 04:02 PM
 
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Not to burst anyone's bubbles here, Chris Rock was kinda right..

To want someone smarter than you could also open the door for that person wanting to stray because they are not too challenged enough at the same time.

Grass isn't always greener. Sometimes, the greenest grass is on the side you're stepping on, but I guess a part of human nature seems to want what they cannot have when they are deluded into thinking what they want is totally unrealistic and unfounded in reality.

Desire.. a hard concept for most to decipher. Happiness is only ever fleeting.
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Old 09-04-2013, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Monterey, CALIFORNIA
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Intelligence is huge! My ex gf wasnt that intelligent and it bothered me a bunch. My current gf is very intelligent and Im all about it. To answer your question though, Id say equal or greater intelligence, however its preffered if the areas of intelligence differ from you so it makes things interesting.
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Old 09-04-2013, 04:17 PM
 
Location: back in Boston
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I dated a woman once who was much smarter than I was. She had multiple degrees. The problem was, she made sure I never forgot it. I remember once, we'd arrived at the same conclusion at the same time about something, and I said, "Great minds think alike."
She responded, "My mind is greater, because I have a master's degree from Johns-Hopkins."

Needless to say, we didn't last very long before I pulled the plug.
Funny thing, though, in spite of all her book learnin', I still used to smoke her when watched Jeopardy.
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Old 09-04-2013, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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I dated a woman once who was much smarter than I was. She had multiple degrees. The problem was, she made sure I never forgot it. I remember once, we'd arrived at the same conclusion at the same time about something, and I said, "Great minds think alike."
She responded, "My mind is greater, because I have a master's degree from Johns-Hopkins."

Needless to say, we didn't last very long before I pulled the plug.
Funny thing, though, in spite of all her book learnin', I still used to smoke her when watched Jeopardy.
People tend to think "educated" and "ignorant" are mutually exclusive. Far from it. Some of the most ignorant people I've ever met were educated. Some were educators.
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Old 09-04-2013, 05:36 PM
 
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Not especially. I'm pretty smart regarding most applicable things in life and also successful. I prefer someone who can compliment more in the areas I lack.

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Old 09-04-2013, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Pa
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Not especially. I'm pretty smart regarding most applicable things in life and also successful. I prefer someone who can compliment more in the areas I lack.

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I feel ya on the compliments criteria. The world stomps on you enough its good to have a cheer team.
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Old 09-05-2013, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati near
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I may have some books smarts, but living with three females (one woman, two dogs) who can outsmart me any time they want when it comes to obtaining treats becomes a bit demoralizing after a while. I'm very happy, though, so I guess my answer is "I prefer smarter".
To the men on this forum, do you prefer a woman who is just as smart as you or a woman who is smarter then you?-3_girls.jpg
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Old 09-05-2013, 08:12 AM
 
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I feel ya on the compliments criteria. The world stomps on you enough its good to have a cheer team.
Hahaha, not the type of compliments I was referring to exactly. I was referring it in more of an "adds to" aspect. I.e. she adds to areas where I fall a bit shorter.

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Old 09-05-2013, 08:46 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Hahaha, not the type of compliments I was referring to exactly. I was referring it in more of an "adds to" aspect. I.e. she adds to areas where I fall a bit shorter.

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My wife and I have master's degrees in different fields. She is a teacher; I'm a security architect. She is going for her 2nd master's in education administration and I sometimes consider going for an MBA. We are both intelligent in different areas and definitely compliment each other nicely.

I like to learn from her as I know very little about how our education system works (or doesn't in many cases). She learns from me as I teach (or try to, at least) her "computer stuff". It's a mutually beneficial arrangement.

--Dim
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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Hahaha, not the type of compliments I was referring to exactly. I was referring it in more of an "adds to" aspect. I.e. she adds to areas where I fall a bit shorter.

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You meant "complements" as in "completes." Common mistake.
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