..and nine other “smart men,” why so many studies indicate that men prefer dating women who are less intelligent than they are. Carney chalked the phenomenon up to today’s “knowledge economy.” Less intelligent women have more leisure time because they aren’t financially rewarded for staying in school or working long hours, Carney reasoned, and they seek out a smart partner as a means of “economic advancement.” As Carney put it, “dumb chicks have both greater opportunities and greater incentives to try harder to date smart men than smart women do.”
My take: most men need to dominate their s.o., or at least have the impression that they do. When women complain that “smart men” date dumber chicks, what they’re really saying is why such “eligible bachelors” date women who are more beautiful / younger than me and why don’t they notice me?!
This is neither new nor unexpected, but the problem is more acute because there are now far more educated women than before and they don’t want a dumbo as a partner. They want a men at their level and there just aren’t any. Most will have to either compromise or learn to live alone.