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Title: women who marry less intelligent men
Post by: obamacon on October 28, 2006, 06:52:14 PM
Do you know any women who have done this? Why did they do it, and do you see it as a mistake on their part?
Title: Re: women who marry less intelligent men
Post by: obamacon on October 28, 2006, 07:03:06 PM
Careful, you might come off as sexist.

Why is that?
Title: Re: women who marry less intelligent men
Post by: obamacon on October 28, 2006, 07:09:11 PM
To be clear, I'm less interested in those who wed slightly less intelligent guys. I'm referring to those women who marry guys who are much less intellectually inclined (say 130-90IQ) than they are.
Title: Re: women who marry less intelligent men
Post by: Jinx on October 28, 2006, 07:13:15 PM
Do you know any women who have done this? Why did they do it, and do you see it as a mistake on their part?


Who are we to judge?

Opposits attract (and sometimes with good reason).

Title: Re: women who marry less intelligent men
Post by: obamacon on October 28, 2006, 07:14:02 PM
Who are we to judge?

I see you're new here.
Title: Re: women who marry less intelligent men
Post by: annab on October 28, 2006, 07:21:17 PM
The real question is, do you know any men who could marry a significantly more intelligent woman without feeling hopelessly insecure?  ;)
Title: Re: women who marry less intelligent men
Post by: John Galt on October 28, 2006, 07:23:55 PM
The real question is, do you know any men who could marry a significantly more intelligent woman without feeling hopelessly insecure?  ;)

Yes. The key is to be oblivious to your intellectual limitations.
Title: Re: women who marry less intelligent men
Post by: annab on October 28, 2006, 07:30:43 PM
The real question is, do you know any men who could marry a significantly more intelligent woman without feeling hopelessly insecure?  ;)

Yes. The key is to be oblivious to your intellectual limitations.

Now if only we could figure out a way for women to be oblivious of mens' intellectual limitations, everyone would be happy.  :D
Title: Re: women who marry less intelligent men
Post by: obamacon on October 28, 2006, 07:35:40 PM
Careful, you might come off as sexist.

Why is that?

What about men who do it?  Why are women special?  You could have just asked about people who marry significantly less intelligent spouses.

One might think you are implying that it’s understandable when a man does it but it’s a mistake for a woman to do it.  As if a woman needs a man that is equal to or greater than her intelligence. 

This is what some might construe anyways.

I'm simply not interesting in why men do it. Probably because I assume the reason is usually sinister (sex, control issues, money). Before I make similar assumptions about women I'd like a little LSD feedback. Oh, and one of my female friends just married a much less intelligent guy; here's an actually conversation we had a few days back:

Him: Hey, guess where fireworks were invented
Me: Asia
Him: No, China.
His wife: Honey, China is in Asia.
Him: Nuh uh.
She then proceeds to explain what a continent is. He's almost 30.
Title: Re: women who marry less intelligent men
Post by: Jinx on October 28, 2006, 07:46:16 PM
I'm simply not interesting in why men do it. Probably because I assume the reason is usually sinister (sex, control issues, money). Before I make similar assumptions about women I'd like a little LSD feedback. Oh, and one of my female friends just married a much less intelligent guy; here's an actually conversation we had a few days back:

Him: Hey, guess where fireworks were invented
Me: Asia
Him: No, China.
His wife: Honey, China is in Asia.
Him: Nuh uh.
She then proceeds to explain what a continent is. He's almost 30.


Maybe the sex is great. Maybe he has a nice, juicy trust fund. Maybe he lets her walk him around on a leash and whip him.

 :D

Srsly though, I think a lot of women are forced to "settle" for the next best thing. As annab alluded to, its really hard to find a guy who really doesn't mind being with an intelligent, ambitious women. The fact that you're going to be working 80 hours a week and not have time to cook, clean, wash, iron and ego stroke doesn't sit well with a lot of men.
Title: Re: women who marry less intelligent men
Post by: annab on October 28, 2006, 07:48:34 PM
I'm simply not interesting in why men do it. Probably because I assume the reason is usually sinister (sex, control issues, money). Before I make similar assumptions about women I'd like a little LSD feedback. Oh, and one of my female friends just married a much less intelligent guy; here's an actually conversation we had a few days back:

Him: Hey, guess where fireworks were invented
Me: Asia
Him: No, China.
His wife: Honey, China is in Asia.
Him: Nuh uh.
She then proceeds to explain what a continent is. He's almost 30.


Maybe the sex is great. Maybe he has a nice, juicy trust fund. Maybe he lets her walk him around on a leash and whip him.

 :D

Srsly though, I think a lot of women are forced to "settle" for the next best thing. As annab alluded to, its really hard to find a guy who really doesn't mind being with an intelligent, ambitious women. The fact that you're going to be working 80 hours a week and not have time to cook, clean, wash, iron and ego stroke doesn't sit well with a lot of men.


Not to mention if you end up making more money than he does.  ;)
Title: Re: women who marry less intelligent men
Post by: Mr. Pink on October 28, 2006, 08:02:10 PM
The real question is, do you know any men who could marry a significantly more intelligent woman without feeling hopelessly insecure?  ;)

I would and could do it.  If she was really hawt.
Title: Re: women who marry less intelligent men
Post by: Miss P on October 28, 2006, 09:30:20 PM
Do you know any women who have done this? Why did they do it, and do you see it as a mistake on their part?

I don't intend to get married (indeed, I don't really support marriage these days), but I count myself lucky to always get involved with people far more intelligent than I am.  I suppose, however, that this means there are women out there who have seriously dated down on my behalf.
Title: Re: women who marry less intelligent men
Post by: thestradgirl on October 28, 2006, 09:37:20 PM
INTERESTING topic.

I know a prime example: My Mom.

Do we think it was a mistake? In part. She could be richer today. Well, in fact all our family. And she would have yelled much less througout the last 20 years. That probably means she could be healthier today.

Apart from that...
kids often take after their mother when it comes to brains... this is an unresearached, unbased claim based on personal observations so don't take it seriously. But I've noticed this as a general pattern among people I have met throughout my life. So in terms of the offspring's intellect.. it seems okay if you marry a guy dumber than you are..

Title: Re: women who marry less intelligent men
Post by: Geo_Storm on October 28, 2006, 11:01:00 PM
I'm a team player. I guess I could put up with a woman who was noticeably brighter than me or made more than me (errr not sure about that one). I know there are plenty of them out there. But teamwork goes way. She better be ready to bear our child when it comes to it. I'd do my share of baby work but there's nothing I can do about childbearing or birthgiving. That's her responsibility and we better be on the same page on that one.
If the woman is too career centric and not family centric then forget it.
Title: Re: women who marry less intelligent men
Post by: obamacon on October 28, 2006, 11:34:02 PM
Inetellectuality, or intellectual inclinations, != IQ.  You can be off the charts in intelligence and not remotely resemble an intellectual.  HTH.

...with a pocket full of shells.
Title: Re: women who marry less intelligent men
Post by: Miss P on October 28, 2006, 11:37:43 PM
Inetellectuality, or intellectual inclinations, != IQ.  You can be off the charts in intelligence and not remotely resemble an intellectual.  HTH.

...with a pocket full of shells.

I really ought to download that song and listen to it.

It's really hard for me to imagine Bb. listening to RATM.
Title: Re: women who marry less intelligent men
Post by: obamacon on October 28, 2006, 11:48:28 PM
It's really hard for me to imagine Bb. listening to RATM.

Rock/metal was my thing before I found classical. RATM is interesting mainly for Tom Morello's guitar work. He popularized a number of effects, foremost among them the Digitech Whammy pedal, and  was pretty much the first guitarist since Hendrix to bring out sounds you'd never expect from a guitar. They were one of the first bands to mix rap and rock, but Morello's work was RATM, period.
Title: Re: women who marry less intelligent men
Post by: Miss P on October 28, 2006, 11:54:11 PM
It's really hard for me to imagine Bb. listening to RATM.

Rock/metal was my thing before I found classical. RATM is interesting mainly for Tom Morello's guitar work. He popularized a number of effects, foremost among them the Digitech Whammy pedal, and  was pretty much the first guitarist since Hendrix to bring out sounds you'd never expect from a guitar. They were one of the first bands to mix rap and rock, but Morello's work was RATM, period.

I forgot about your metal thread.
Title: Re: women who marry less intelligent men
Post by: obamacon on October 28, 2006, 11:54:38 PM
I really ought to download that song and listen to it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Xw7Bk2krtg
Title: Re: women who marry less intelligent men
Post by: redemption on October 29, 2006, 08:39:04 AM
Intelligence is the most overrated of qualities. It's no criterion by which to pick a partner or a date.
Title: Re: women who marry less intelligent men
Post by: John Galt on October 29, 2006, 08:52:36 AM
Intelligence is the most overrated of qualities. It's no criterion by which to pick a partner or a date.

I dunno. Intelligence might be genetic. Think of your children, red. Your children.
Title: Re: women who marry less intelligent men
Post by: redemption on October 29, 2006, 08:55:54 AM
Intelligence is the most overrated of qualities. It's no criterion by which to pick a partner or a date.

I dunno. Intelligence might be genetic. Think of your children, red. Your children.

Good point. I shall now reconsider my position.
Title: Re: women who marry less intelligent men
Post by: Geo_Storm on October 29, 2006, 12:21:07 PM
Intelligence is the most overrated of qualities. It's no criterion by which to pick a partner or a date.

I dunno. Intelligence might be genetic. Think of your children, red. Your children.

don't see why she'd care, liberals don't have children (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/09/17/INGEJL45D11.DTL), they have dogs...

 ;)


Oh SNAP!!!!
Title: Re: women who marry less intelligent men
Post by: H4CS on October 29, 2006, 12:25:43 PM
The real question seems to be about women who marry non-intelligent men.  Honestly, do you think Marie was marrying down when she wed Pierre?  Who cares about comparisons?
Title: Re: women who marry less intelligent men
Post by: Miss P on October 29, 2006, 12:31:27 PM
The real question seems to be about women who marry non-intelligent men.  Honestly, do you think Marie was marrying down when she wed Pierre?  Who cares about comparisons?

I'm still strongly in favor of entanglements upward. 
Oh, hello, Captain.
Title: Re: women who marry less intelligent men
Post by: guyminuslife on October 29, 2006, 08:04:21 PM
Hmph, I could go with a woman slightly more intelligent than me, but not so much that I felt like a dunce around her. Fortunately for me, I'm so devastatingly brilliant that this includes few women. Likewise, I'd never marry a bimbo.

However, I'm a little sensitive about my height (I'm not short, but I'm not remotely tall) and I'd feel intimidated by a girl who was taller than me. In a perfect world, not taller than 5'6". No offense to tall girls, I know they can be sensitive about it too.
Title: Re: women who marry less intelligent men
Post by: guyminuslife on October 29, 2006, 10:05:56 PM
Intelligence is the most overrated of qualities. It's no criterion by which to pick a partner or a date.

I dunno. Intelligence might be genetic. Think of your children, red. Your children.

Good point. I shall now reconsider my position.

I hear missionary is best for smart babies.
Title: Re: women who marry less intelligent men
Post by: redemption on October 30, 2006, 05:38:51 AM
I hear missionary is best for smart babies.

That's disturbing.
Title: Re: women who marry less intelligent men
Post by: obamacon on October 30, 2006, 02:55:42 PM
I have never dated a man I would consider more intelligent than me.

What's the degree of difference?
Title: Re: women who marry less intelligent men
Post by: h2xblive on October 30, 2006, 06:18:45 PM
On an aside, you people are freaks. However - Freaks that make me laugh at 8:00am, quite an accomplishment, Freakos.

I have never dated a man I would consider more intelligent than me. So either I am underestimating them (doubtful) and highly egotistical (likely), or I have power issues (fairly certain).

That doesn't surprise me one bit.
Title: Re: women who marry less intelligent men
Post by: Geo_Storm on October 30, 2006, 09:21:15 PM
I wonder if I married a random female poster on LSD, what the odds of me falling into the "woman marry less intelligent men" category.

I feel so dumb.
Title: Re: women who marry less intelligent men
Post by: Mr. Pink on October 31, 2006, 05:13:13 AM
I wonder if I married a random female poster on LSD, what the odds of me falling into the "woman marry less intelligent men" category.

I feel so dumb.

GAK
Title: Re: women who marry less intelligent men
Post by: sierrahotel on November 01, 2006, 11:55:31 AM
please, as if there are men who are less intelligent than women!