Well, a recent study validates what many of us experience. Men are often seriously threatened by intelligent women. Though the study only included 105 men, researchers determined an interesting dynamic. When the men were posed with hypothetical scenarios, they expressed an attraction for smart women. However, when told they would meet in person, they shifted those opinions, finding their partners physically and emotionally unattractive. They even distanced their chairs! The scientists tentatively concluded that men feel a threat to their masculinity.
So ladies, if you’re thinking “tell me something I don’t know,” you’ve had more than your share of “come hither…no…keep away” dates. Our romantic discrimination occurs if we’re smart, of course, but also if we’re tall (over 5’10” to be exact), financially independent, self-assured, capable and/or assertive. Ah, and if we’re beautiful, which is to say, if we’re ourselves. What’s a girl to do? Well, at the very least, know the signs.