Why do Some Men Run Away From Intelligent Women?


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Why do Some Men Run Away From Intelligent Women?

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Unread postby Forbidden_Technology 1 month ago

Gentlemen might say they prefer brains to blondes, but it seems that when faced with a romantic evening of oysters with a woman who might have far-superior brain power, many would rather pass to spend it with someone with far less mental wattage.

For a new study, psychologists at the University of Buffalo, California Lutheran University and University of Texas questioned 105 men with a series of experiments and discovered that smart women made them feel less masculine. They found – and I’ll précis here… – that even though most men like the idea of dating an intelligent woman, put them in front of one and that attraction suddenly withers. Put bluntly, they feel threatened.

As a neuroscientist – and a woman to boot! – I was especially interested by this research, which supports that age-old spectre of a man saying one thing and doing another.

In theory, men may like the idea of a partner with a successful career; perhaps it plays to their inner George Clooney. 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. Amal is way up there.”

Read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/relation ... women.html
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