Would date someone extremely less intelligent than you?

United States
March 30, 2009 2:02pm CST
I have always found guys that are extremely less intelligent than me to be very unattractive. When I met my close friend Nick for the first time I thought he was very cute, but then he started talking and he was just SO ignorant, I didn't look at hime the same after that.
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@bamakelly (5193)
• United States
30 Mar 09
It is interesting sometimes how someone can appear to us as a first impression. That is why looks aren't everything. Of course it is good to be attracted to someone but personality and character are so important. I don't really like to think that I wouldn't want to associate with someone of a much lesser intelligence because I like to accept people as they are. However, if someone is acting on false pretenses and perhaps is behaving ignorant they can sometimes be viewed as being less intelligent. I guess that is what made that person unappealing to you after he started talking. We are all different and some of us have a unique quality about us. Maybe that man wasn't so smart or had ignorance but he might have some other qualities that could be appealing. But it is up to you whether or not you associate with him.
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• United States
30 Mar 09
We are still good friends, i just find that I can't have a romantic relationship with someone, who for what ever reason, is unable to meet my intellectual needs as well as all the others. I mean, I could ignore weight gain, sickness, etc but not lack of intelligence.
• Canada
30 Mar 09
Intellegence is all in how you define it. You can be as book smart as you want but put you on the streets with someone you see as less 'intelligent' i bet they'd be able to survive. I think having both book smarts and street smarts is a great match. Onto what your asking I would date someone who compliments me. Not my intelligence. I find it to be arrogant to think that someone chooses not to date someone because they may not be as smart. I mean there's a big difference between someone with learning disabilities then someone not knowing what you know. This world is full of facts and everyone has their own specialties. I enjoy dating someone different from me including their intelligence in what I know it allows my mind to grow and become less ignorant to the world around me. I feel that someone with highstandards like that is no better than the guy at the bar looking for the perfect 10. If the girl has one flaw she's ugly. Shallow Hal is a great movie and is an analogy for a great many things next to physical beauty.