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In this scenario, “men formed favorable impressions and showed greater interest in women who displayed more (versus less) intelligence than themselves.” (Research out this year supports the notion that men say intelligence is very important to them in a romantic partner.) But in the second part of the study — where the men were told they would meet a woman in person — a woman’s intelligence worked against her.
The participants took what they thought was an intelligence test, and were told that they would soon be meeting someone who had either scored better or worse than them on the test.
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You may have a large social network or be an accomplished dancer or activist. If a man actually says "you're too intimidating" as an excuse to break up with you, let him walk away without any fuss.
The reason, the researchers conclude, has to do with threats to masculinity (which are far more acute when the man actually has to meet the woman versus when this woman is merely a hypothetical concept).
“Feelings of diminished masculinity accounted for men’s decreased attraction toward women who outperformed them in the live interaction context,” the researchers wrote.
When one is intimidated s/he starts comparing her/himself to others, and might feel insecure that s/he is not compatitive enough.As a woman, I would find a handsome smart man intimidating. Intelligent, STRONG-minded women often are intimidating to men but not to ALL men.As an example, I'll use Angelina Jolie and Jessica Alba. Only the men with poor self-esteem and a lack of their own talents are intimidated by brilliant, strong, sexy women.The study, carried out by researchers the University of Buffalo, California Lutheran University and University of Texas, Austin, posits that men’s attraction to certain traits in women can be directly affected by how realistic a romantic prospect their potential lover is.
Broken into two parts, 105 men were first read a hypothetical scenario involving a woman who either outperformed or underperformed them in a Maths or English course and then made to imagine them as a romantic partner.
The men ranked a woman who outscored them as a more desirable partner, with the study stating that “men formed favourable impressions and showed greater interest in women who displayed more (versus less) intelligence than themselves.” However, the second part of the study – when men were asked if they would date such a woman in real life – showed that the men got cold feet.