The findings, to be published in the November edition of ‘Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin’, concluded that men find the propect of dating intelligent women intimidating.
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.
Recently, I wrote a post on “The 11 Difference Between Dating a Boy vs a Man“.
The post can have the genders swapped and most points would still apply.
When I was in my early twenties, if a guy acted aloof, called back only sometimes and showed minimal interest, I would get hooked.
You could say I was addicted to the bad boy/ unavailable boy/ player.
Again, many points on this post would apply if you switched the genders around. I’m referring to maturity, life vision and stage of life.
In fact, some people regardless of their age, will never really grow up.
Several warm spots – Honolulu, Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida, and Miami – also skew toward men (remember we’re not including those 65 ), as do some mid-size metros around the country, like Worcester and Tacoma.
We also subtracted estimates of the gay and lesbian population in order to focus on men and women interested in dating someone of the opposite sex; check out our Welcome to the Gayborhood post if that’s news you can use.
Finally, we excluded people older than 65 since differences in life expectancy skew the gender ratio in the later years.
Also, this isn’t to say that a woman won’t ever have “girlish” or immature tendencies or vice versa.
This post refers to one’s maturity and most points would also apply if you switch the genders as well.