Dating highly intelligent man
The strong halo effect of attractiveness may thus prevent an accurate assessment of the intelligence of women.This seems to be supported by a significantly higher correlation of perceived intelligence with attractiveness in women's faces (r = 0.901) in comparison to that in men's faces (r = 0.502)." Nevertheless, the perception still carries weight and likely affects our behaviour and decision making.He also investigated whether there is an intelligent ‘look.’ In other words, are specific facial traits associated with attributed and actual intelligence? The study suggests that it may be beneficial for men to signal intelligence honestly.Kleisner speculates that such signalling might play well with females' "mixed mating strategy." Sometimes explained in terms of women’s alternating preference for so-called "Women prefer dominant men as extra-pair sexual partners while at the same time they seek men who are more willing to invest in their offspring as long-term or social partners .Returning to the ‘mixed mating strategy,’ women are looking for varied types of intelligence and other cues of genetic fitness, and their preferences change over time.
The ladies at The brought the subject up in a recent survey asking ten different men why so many smart men date “dumb girls.” I was one of the respondents.
in which participants viewed photographs of 40 male and 40 female subjects and rated their intelligence.
Kleisner sought to discover if there was a relationship between perceived and measured intelligence. Kleisner discovered that “both men and women were able to accurately evaluate the intelligence of men by viewing facial photographs.” But strangely, “no relationship between perceived intelligence and IQ was found for women.” Why would this be?
But it’s interesting that the “correlation was much stronger in the judgement of women’s faces…
than those of men.” "Women are pervasively judged according to their attractiveness.
However, as Kleisner indicates, very high intelligence may also be associated with poor social and emotional intelligence as well as low stability, earning potential and male parental investment.