Smart guys intimidating

Until recently, that is, since I’ve started to notice an alarming trend: In three of my last four rejections, I concluded that the guy ended things with me because I intimidated him.

I call this trend “alarming” because I usually consider it delusional to blame a guy’s lack of interest on intimidation. ” is a phrase that I’ve always thought of as the battle cry for cheesy, brainless girls who are totally lacking in any charming or marketable attributes whatsoever.

It’s not unusual for men over 40 to say that smart, successful women tend to compete on dates, when all they want to do is relax and have a nice time.

The authors behind the study told The Independent, "feelings of diminished masculinity accounted for men's decreased attraction toward women who outperformed them." To find out what this study means, let's compare it to two other studies.

If you’re a smart, accomplished woman who wants to attract smart men, but you think men don’t want to date you because of your smarts…think again.

While it’s true that some men prefer less “challenging” women, the guy you’re looking for – the interesting, mature accomplished man – has “smart” toward the top of his list of must-haves.

A new study in the November edition of Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin confirms that smart women might threaten or intimidate most men.

Researchers from the University of Buffalo, California Lutheran University and University of Texas, Austin joined forces to conduct the study. In the first, 105 men ranked women who either outperformed them or underperformed them in a math or English course.