Men know that their role in a relationship is to be the more powerful one, and to use their power to protect and provide for their woman and children.
Someone rightly pointed out that part of what put men off was my desire to correct things they said that were inaccurate or participate in verbal sparring (I appreciate a good debate). Or is it a matter of combining my intelligence with enough social leverage to not make it my main feature?
I've reigned that in with good results but I want a man who actually likes my intelligence. This isn't the first time this question has shown up in the comments of this blog - or in my e-mail.
It's hard to think of any examples — whereas I can think of tons of examples in the opposite direction.
WHAT THE MEN HAVE TO SAY Nonetheless, three of my male friends reassure me that they are turned on by smarter women..I believe them. 1: He says he likes women who are smarter than him in different ways.
In a rational dating world, he continues, smart men discount smart women because of their call options.