For example, there are a lot of pros to smart, independent career women.
They have that second paycheck; they’re intellectually in the same plane and they are similarly educated.
How did you decide that this was the question you wanted to interrogate?
There’s a lot of survey data that said men were really into these smart career women.
But I looked around at who was struggling with dating, and they tended to be that type.
If this type of woman is the dream girl, then why are they having so many problems?Jennifer Wright at The recently asked CNBC financial reporter John Carney, and nine other "smart men," why so many studies indicate that men prefer dating women who are less intelligent than they are.Carney chalked the phenomenon up to today's "knowledge economy." Less intelligent women have more leisure time because they aren't financially rewarded for staying in school or working long hours, Carney reasoned, and they seek out a smart partner as a means of "economic advancement." As Carney put it, "dumb chicks have both greater opportunities and greater incentives to try harder to date smart men than smart women do." Carney says a hardworking hedge funder who Wright interviewed provided a similar explanation, asserting that successful men (like him, presumably) date less successful women not because they want "women to be dumb" but rather because they want "someone who prioritizes their life in a way that’s compatible with how you prioritize yours." The hedge funder, for example, dates a kindergarten teacher, and a kindergarten teacher "has a more flexible schedule, she’ll be able accommodate me," he explains.Most daters on mainstream sites like OKCupid, Tinder and are white.And the statistics say that most of those white men are looking to date someone who “share their racial background.” That means that, for the most part, black women’s profiles are passed by.Perplexed by her own dating struggles, Birch dug into research and spoke to about 100 men and women about why it’s so hard to find the relationship they desire.She does more than blame online dating’s flakiness and an abundance of choice — which singles have been living through and reading about for years.(Shocker: Smart men don't either.)." To prove her case, Lapin recalls being turned off by a guy on a recent date because he didn't get an allusion to Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart's "I know it when I see it" ruling on pornography in Jacobellis v. Lapin goes on to dismiss the idea that men are interested in less intelligent women: "You guys think you want that, until you're bored to tears and melt her plastic bits.Until you need to take her to a State dinner and she can't smile her way out of it.That was a big guiding question from the beginning.And then Lora Park had research that came out in 2015 that showed psychological distance matters a lot. “Psychological distance” has to do with when you’re thinking about something as an abstract concept.