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The Pressure On Women To Dumb Down For Dating

It would seem that intelligence should be highly valued in prospective partners, but many women’s dating experiences contradict this. One blogger’s ruminations on being asked to throw a Scrabble game so her friend’s new man could have an ego boost questioned this phenomenon. She asks: “Do we truly have to dumb down to catch and keep a man?” The answer, of course, should be no. Continue Reading →

Marry A Smart Woman If You Want To Live Longer

Swedish scientists discovered that men married to smart women live longer, as reported in this article. The way the female author handles this fact, however, is less than heartening; she promotes the belief that men are willfully stupid creatures who would guzzle pork fat and light unsafe fires at every opportunity if their educated wives did not gently deter them from such silliness. If anything, I would think that the greater mental stimulation afforded by a smart partner would help prevent the type of brain deterioration over time that can lead to various kinds of disorders, from Alzheimer’s to dementia. I wonder how netting an intelligent spouse benefits women–heterosexual and otherwise, as the original post seemed biased in that direction. (or, having just run this by a male friend: “Because I’d go insane if I married a stupid woman!”)

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