The results of a study set to be published in the November issue of Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin are mind blowing. It seems that according to this study, men do not truly like women who are more intelligent than they are.
According to MarketWatch, more than 100 male participants were given a hypothetical scenario centered around the type of woman they would find attractive. They were told that there was a woman who outperformed them in an academic course and another woman who scored lower than they did in the same course. They were asked to imagine what it would be like to be in a romantic relationship with each of these women.
The majority of men expressed a healthy desire to be romantically involved with the woman who was more intelligent than they were. This proves that men do value intelligence in a woman. But, when the next question was offered, the men changed their minds.
After taking an intelligence test, these men were told that they would be introduced to a woman who scored higher than they did on the exam. Upon meeting her, the men “distanced themselves more from her, tended to rate her as less attractive, and showed less desire to exchange contact information or plan a date with her,” the study revealed.
The results of this study indicate that in theory, the idea of being with a strong and intelligent woman seems appealing but they do not become enthused by the idea of actually engaging with an extremely intelligent woman.
What does this mean for the women and men of Conquer Him?
The men who were polled were obviously average men who feel the need to stroke their egos by being in control, even if it is to their detriment. The men of Conquer Him are a different breed. The men of Conquer Him actively seek an intelligent woman with leadership skills because they enjoy being partnered with a woman who will assist in nurturing their desire to evolve intellectually.
The men who read this blog would be thrilled to meet a woman who scored higher then they did, earned more income than they did and had her life on track without his assistance.
Women should never be afraid to develop their skills as a leader or an intellectual because it will scare a man away, reducing their chances of experiencing love. The type of man who does not appreciate a woman’s ability to express her wisdom is not a man any woman should desire anyway. This man limits himself to his own intellectual capacity, stunting his own personal growth because of his fear that a woman would surpass him in some way.
A truly supportive man wants a woman who he will grow with. He would never quell his potential by choosing a mentally limited romantic partner.
How important is a woman’s intelligence to you?
Source: Conquer Him