You find witty banter to be the best foreplay EVER.
Lob those slight ribs back and forth like a tennis match, baby.5.
This study just adds to decades of literature on gender dynamics which suggests that, as a whole, there are a lot of icky complications around confidence and power wrapped up in heterosexual attraction.
More research needs to be done until there are any practical implications.
A 2006 study found that men in a speed-dating environment found intelligence appealing In the first version of the study, the researchers had 105 undergraduate men read a hypothetical scenario about a woman who scored better than them on a test, and then asked them to rate how romantically desirable that woman seemed.
In the second, they had 151 undergraduate men take an intelligence test and then asked them if they'd like to meet the woman down the hall, who either scored better or worse than them on the test.
Men also felt less masculine when they were faced with a smarter woman sitting next to them than when they never saw said smarter woman.
This study sheds light on one reason dating is so complicated: We don't always know what we want, even if we think we do.
If you're a sapiosexual like us (meaning his intellect gives you goosebumps, the sexy kind), these 10 signs that you prefer smart guys will sound VERY familiar:1.You have full confidence in his ability to have both a conversation with your 65-year-old father AND your 25-year-old brother on everything from sports to the situation in Israel.He can easily switch from high-brow to low-brow, which equals well-rounded intelligence.In fact, the men who never saw the woman showed a "marginal tendency" to want to interact with a woman who was hypothetically smarter.Overall, men were into hanging out with a smarter woman when they had yet to meet her, but they weren't so excited to hang out with a living, breathing intelligent woman staring them in the face.
The last two versions of the study found that men were less interested in dating and interacting with a smarter woman when she was face-to-face with them.