New Study Shows Men Less Likely to Date Smart Women

Researchers from three universities studied a group of 105 undergraduate men.
3:10 | 10/26/15

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Now on to our series modern Roman romance. A new study says men may like the idea of women being smarter than them. But in reality, they're less likely to want to date them. You said you were a stewardess. Remember when Miranda dumbed down to get a date? As lawyer, partner, I got zero. As a stewardess, I got to one for tomorrow night. Reporter: Those fears are not fiction. Women with brains are at the top of the turnoff list. So men are intimidated by women who they feel outperform them. That it snow diminishes their masculinity. Researchers looked at 105 undergrat what men. They looked the idea of a woman who displayed more bell Jens than themselves, when it came to dating, they got cold feet. If beyonce taught us anything -- ? Girls who run the world ? We were just having levity here. My husband hates it when I beat him at scrabble. How do you feel about the study overall? Inchts wanted to make sure we were not still in 1952. I thought we were past that idea that, as a woman you have to let the guy with the star in all situations. My second feeling is, if this is how undergraduate men feel, good luck to them. Women are earning more college degrees than men. If you're a woman in your 20s, there's a good chance you'll be making the same amount or more money than the guy you're in a relationship with. Men have to get used to it. I guess I'm at the table to prove I'm not intimidated. This online survey, we asked the male viewers, would you date a woman matter than you? 87% said yes. 13 skt said no. We skad followup to everybody, men and women together are men intimidated by smart women? 79% said yes and 21% said no. Someone is not telling the truth there. Men, particularly in this study, young men, know that they should be down with the idea. But, listen, these are squernd norms that have been around for millenia. The idea of what men and women should be. What is your advice when women see this study? Date older men? Maybe. This study was done on undergranl whats. If you can't find a 22-year-old comfortable with your intelligence, try a 32-year-old. What about the men who have the bias but don't know it? I'm theoretically comfortable. I have to know that that will happen in reality. Listen, there's a great line by Sheryl Sandberg that for a woman, the most important career decision you make is who you marry. There are great examples of men supporting their wives. Thank you, Cindy. Let's go outside to ginger.

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