So it remains to be seen whether the connections you might form among your supposed intellectual peers will be any better than among the massive pool of potential mates offered by more general apps like Tinder offer.
Men are attracted to the idea of dating intelligent women - but don't actually like the reality of it.
Not all, but many men are only comfortable when they can have the last word.
These alpha types might seek to avoid partners who compete with them intellectually, looking instead for someone to bolster their ego, rather than destroy it.
It is known that while in the fertile phase of cycle and probably in search of good genes, women prefer creative intelligence to wealth especially in short-term mating .
On the other hand, a woman seeking a long term relationship could prefer a less intelligent but honest man, who compensates by long term provisioning, protection and a greater investment in childrearing." It is possible that for a man, honest signalling of intelligence, in conjunction with other cues, helps them to differentiate from male competitors.
Men can profess all day that they love intelligent women, but when I watch my smart, educated, successful and very attractive friends struggle with dating, I am suspicious.
So, whenever something appears to be true but receives adamant denial, I know that the problem is typically the way we are thinking about it and describing it due to societal hang-ups and an inaccurate view of ourselves.Among other things, the free app allows users to define their orientation as sapiosexual, which is someone who finds intelligence attractive. that being a sapiosexual isn't just about your IQ, it's about bonding over shared interests and having meaningful conversation.“For many, defining oneself as sapiosexual has become statement against the current status quo of hookup culture and superficiality, where looks are prized above all else,” Tynski said. But the interface works in the same way as most swipe-based apps do, so looks and first impressions will still play a role.The assumption is that men prefer less intelligent women because women with a high IQ are often passed over in favor of “ditzes” — according to these smart, rejected women. According to the study mentioned in the article “Men are threatened by intelligent women” by the Independent; “Men are attracted to the idea of dating intelligent women — but don’t actually like the reality of it.”I myself at one time believed this to be true and I’ve spoken with many women who had this suspicion as well.In the dating scene, to self-identified intelligent women, it appears true that men prefer dating women who aren’t as smart, who don’t have careers, who aren’t an “equal.” I’ve confronted men with this idea and heard rounds of denial that they love smart women and smart women excite them, but the reality is different.When the Hollywood actor married human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, he made all the right noises: “It’s good to surround yourself with anyone who is smarter than you,” he said, “and for me the bar’s pretty low, anyway.