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A writer at The Gloss came across a study that concludes that men prefer to date women who aren’t as smart as they are.That writer asked John Carney at NetNet why this might be the case, and also asked a hedge funder.
This is why men like to date women who are less intelligent than they are, according to Mr. Hedge Funder:
Dating a less successful woman isn’t about wanting women to be dumb. It’s about wanting someone who prioritizes their life in a way that’s compatible with how you prioritise yours.
I love my job, but I work all the fucking time. If I date an equally driven woman, we’re both working 18 hours days, when do we even have time to see each other? We don’t. I date a kindergarten teacher who works—f**k, I have no idea how many hours kindergarten teachers work.
Why don’t women do this too? Every alpha woman I know wants to be with a man who is as successful as her or more so. And coordinating that stuff is almost impossible. Why don’t they just date some beta male who works in a bookstore and will make dinner for them every night? Doesn’t every successful person—man or woman—see how that’s easier?
Of course, that’s just the view of one hedge funder. We know a ton of Wall Street alpha-males who have found women of equal, if not superior intelligence.