Plentyoffish dating forums are a place to meet singles and get dating advice or share dating experiences etc. Hopefully you will all have fun meeting singles and try out this online dating thing... Remember that we are the largest free online dating service, so you will never have to pay a dime to meet your soulmate.
     
Show ALL Forums  > Dating Experiences  > Dating Someone With A High IQ      Home login  
 AUTHOR
 Fran_Gal
Joined: 2/20/2006
Msg: 3
Dating Someone With A High IQPage 1 of 20    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20)
Pure intellectuals are not my thing... too heavily weighted in intellect and too little in common sense.
People have to be balanced... physical, emotional, mental, spirtual, intellectual.....

anyone too heavily weighted in one is kinda boring and too into themselves...
Look at JOCKS.

Several pure intellectuals in my family.
They tend to marry and be with other pure intellectuals. We are not talking someone just smart.... but someone with a truely high IQ who has taken full potential of that
(not some loser crying "should have, would have, could have")

I have run across some and was not interested.
 thai_paradise
Joined: 2/2/2006
Msg: 4
Dating Someone With A High IQ
Posted: 3/18/2006 12:41:21 PM
it doesn't matter how high his IQ is as long as he's well adjusted and knows how to tie his shoes. On a serious note, if he is a warm, loving, kind-hearted person that treats you right who cares if he's Albert Schweitzer. For the most part intelligent guys I've known are cold and detached and aren't very well adjusted. Most of the time they have a very low emotional IQ and don't make a very good partner in a relationship.
 JasmineKai
Joined: 10/27/2005
Msg: 5
view profile
History
Dating Someone With A High IQ
Posted: 3/18/2006 12:42:13 PM
I'm not sure what IQ has to do with pure intellectuals.
 Fran_Gal
Joined: 2/20/2006
Msg: 6
Dating Someone With A High IQ
Posted: 3/18/2006 12:43:23 PM
msg 5

if you met any.... you would know !
 Fran_Gal
Joined: 2/20/2006
Msg: 7
Dating Someone With A High IQ
Posted: 3/18/2006 12:47:52 PM
cojo..... how high have you measured yours to be?
 GreenEyesAndHam
Joined: 2/11/2005
Msg: 8
view profile
History
Dating Someone With A High IQ
Posted: 3/18/2006 12:52:50 PM

Do you carry a set of Rochard ink blot cards in your purse?
(quietly) Umm, that's Rorschach*. And technically - the Rorschach inkblot test is a psychological projective test of personality in which a subject's interpretations of ten standard abstract designs are analyzed as a measure of emotional and intellectual functioning and integration - not an intelligence test per say.

What about dating guys who only THINK that they're smart? I'm asking this question for a friend of mine.

GE&H
* No, not that guy from Welcome Back Kotter.
 Fran_Gal
Joined: 2/20/2006
Msg: 14
Dating Someone With A High IQ
Posted: 3/18/2006 1:02:15 PM
I am saying that a truely high IQ does not mean someone can spell and punctuate well.....
often those that are truely high IQ's (over 140) and a "true" intellectual are not even close to mentally balanced....
and you cannot be stupid.. to make it through medical school....

I have "true" intellectuals in my family (scientists). I would not say they are balanced people (forgetful, absent minded, scatterbrained) and without spell check...... I would hate to see how they spell and punctuate.

Not trying to start an arguement sienna, as I know you love that ( to argue and debate, but its not my cup of tea)
Just making my points.... you are free to believe anything you wish




msg 16. my point exactly...

to add:
I have a high IQ ( although not genuis or anything but a little higher than average) and I have dyslexia and I cant spell worth a damm... lol
 big wood
Joined: 3/18/2006
Msg: 16
Dating Someone With A High IQ
Posted: 3/18/2006 1:06:08 PM
My best relationships have been with the smartest women. I would love to date a woman with a very high IQ (any type of intellectual prowess).
 Saturday Night Rocks
Joined: 11/20/2005
Msg: 19
Dating Someone With A High IQ
Posted: 3/18/2006 1:45:41 PM
So what if someone has a high IQ...

The REAL question is: How does THAT person make YOU feel?

Someone who flaunts their intellect for self gratification is the worst kind of bore...

On the other hand, there are some extremely bright people who can intuitively discern what type of person you are, simply by asking the right questions. They can quickly build a repore with you, and in no time, you feel like you've been friends for years! (That's what's so scary about an evil brainiac like Ted Bundy)

IQ is really too narrow of a term. Some people have fabulous artistic or musical ability, but maybe aren't that good with numbers or dry facts.

Personally, I appreciate someone who has a good sense of humor, common sense, and an ability to get along well with others.
 Fran_Gal
Joined: 2/20/2006
Msg: 20
Dating Someone With A High IQ
Posted: 3/18/2006 1:48:13 PM
Einstein had his wife negoitate his salary.... I read
he wasn't good at laundry or dressing himself either...
often went to work with mismatched socks and shoes

lol

and did you see his hair ?????
 wiserd
Joined: 5/11/2004
Msg: 21
view profile
History
Dating Someone With A High IQ
Posted: 3/18/2006 1:50:57 PM

IQ is really too narrow of a term. Some people have fabulous artistic or musical ability, but maybe aren't that good with numbers or dry facts.


Good point. So what kinds of intelligence are considered sexy?

It seems like musical ability is considered very sexy. Some girls like verbal ability, but it doesn't rate nearly as high as musical ability. Mathematical ability is a non-starter unless it can be used to make money somehow.
 Cante_Skuya
Joined: 1/29/2005
Msg: 22
view profile
History
Dating Someone With A High IQ
Posted: 3/18/2006 2:08:52 PM
I'm someone with an above average IQ. As many of others have said, IQ has little to do with the type of person someone is. I have a cousin who is extremely intelligent when it comes to books, but as dumb as a bag of hammers when it comes to people. He has next to zero when it comes to social skills, and no compassion what so ever. As for dating someone with a high IQ, I've found that my best relationships have been with people who could keep up to me intellectually, but to be with a pure brainiac is boring.....I need someone who knows how to live life, and enjoy everything that this world has to offer, the courage to take what he knows to make this a better world and isn't afraid to get his hands dirty doing it. The latter isn't dependent on IQ.
 big wood
Joined: 3/18/2006
Msg: 23
Dating Someone With A High IQ
Posted: 3/18/2006 2:09:32 PM
If sex was only about the physical pleasure, then any woman would do, because all women are enjoyable sexually. It is a fact of nature. But sex is vastly more than sensation. A woman whose mind is great will be far more capable of great sexual experience. She has a depth and breadth others do not. There is nothing wrong or bad about relationships with less intelligent people. It is that there is something missing. Having had it before, it is hard to settle without it now. As good and as fun as someone of average intelligence may be, the relationship is limited to what they may experience. It's like the difference between knowing how to play music, and not. Two musicians will have something together that they would miss if either tried a relationship with a non-musician.
 jumpypants
Joined: 2/20/2006
Msg: 26
Dating Someone With A High IQ
Posted: 3/18/2006 3:16:49 PM
IQ tests measure your ability to score well on IQ tests :)
 toolmanq
Joined: 12/18/2005
Msg: 27
Dating Someone With A High IQ
Posted: 3/18/2006 3:19:32 PM
OK trying to get this back on topic. The real trouble with dating someone with a high IQ is to not take everything they say so personally. A smart person will notice EVERYTHING -- it's the nature of the beast. The is a difference between being critical and pointing out an anomaly. Just remember that a smart person isn't perfect, but will often strive for perfection. It is true that intelligence often results in a deficiency in some other area -- most notably social skills. If you are a confident person then you will be able to see that when an intellectual makes an observation about something, it's just that -- an OBSERVATION! -- t

PS. in case anyone keeps score, my IQ was formally tested at 158. I took one of those quickie online tests a couple months ago and still got a 146
 crystalise
Joined: 6/11/2005
Msg: 31
Dating Someone With A High IQ
Posted: 3/18/2006 3:44:09 PM
I like intelligent people - but intelligence is based on many different levels. Theres social intelligence, emotional intelligence...and then your basic IQ for logic and memory application and problem solving...yada yada

I wouldnt data a NASA scientist if he wasnt capable of being warm and a little goofy. But I do like someone who has a bit of intelligence in at least some of the above areas
 harleygirl1313
Joined: 12/31/2005
Msg: 32
Dating Someone With A High IQ
Posted: 3/18/2006 3:49:21 PM
i love a smart man i would rather they be smart than good looking
 aftereight
Joined: 11/21/2005
Msg: 36
Dating Someone With A High IQ
Posted: 3/18/2006 3:53:02 PM
love a guy with a high IQ, not too high because they tend to become socially inept.



too much education is a bad thing. You start to gloat and use
large words to stroke your own ego. You become a bore and few people
enjoy the company of someone who's on an ego trip at your expense


wow that's a first!? they should start kicking people out of school who want to continue in the learning curve, since it appears it is "more harmful to the health than good" lol

people who gloat and try to use big words are dummies trying to appear smart.
 jumpypants
Joined: 2/20/2006
Msg: 37
Dating Someone With A High IQ
Posted: 3/18/2006 3:55:04 PM
Mandy,

An ex of mine was in london at a museum with her bf and they stood before the exhibit of the rosetta stone.

Her: "OMG - it is the rosetta stone!"
Him: "What is that?"

She dumped him shortly after :)
 jumpypants
Joined: 2/20/2006
Msg: 41
Dating Someone With A High IQ
Posted: 3/18/2006 3:59:35 PM
Mandy,

Yup. I would rather deal with the issues of dating someone with a high IQ than the issues of dating someone with a low IQ :)
 aftereight
Joined: 11/21/2005
Msg: 42
Dating Someone With A High IQ
Posted: 3/18/2006 3:59:57 PM
An ex of mine was in london at a museum with her bf and they stood before the exhibit of the rosetta stone.

Her: "OMG - it is the rosetta stone!"
Him: "What is that?"

She dumped him shortly after :)


she sounds like a bit-chy snob, sorry.
 jumpypants
Joined: 2/20/2006
Msg: 43
Dating Someone With A High IQ
Posted: 3/18/2006 4:00:32 PM
after,

Well, she *was* an ex. And yeah she kinda was. :)
 havana_joe
Joined: 7/30/2005
Msg: 48
Dating Someone With A High IQ
Posted: 3/18/2006 4:05:07 PM
I happen to have a 142 IQ. At least, that was what it was about 5 years ago when I went and got tested. In High School, I took an IQ test, at that point it was about 130. Either way, it's pretty high.

IQ doesn't mean that much to me. Some things I grasp very quickly, some I don't, just like anyone else. Drive, common sense, emotional being, etc. are all important, too. My flaw was that I was lazy as a teenager- I did what needed to be done to get by, without really trying. It's a habit that probably kept me out of a better future. I'm an accountant at an investment firm now, so I guess I do ok...

I have my quirks, I'm very good with numbers and with solving puzzles. I can do several things at once with high accuracy. I like to read the encyclopedia instead of the sports pages. Other than that... Just a normal guy.

And trust me, even with a 142 IQ, I'm still quite the dumbass sometimes!

Personally, I prefer dating someone who is intelligent. There are just more subjects to discuss, I don't have to think about if what I'm saying is dorky or not, etc.

 aftereight
Joined: 11/21/2005
Msg: 50
Dating Someone With A High IQ
Posted: 3/18/2006 4:10:00 PM
@jumpy yeah I figured that much lol she was and "ex" for a reason


@Mandy speak for yourself, I would never dump a dude because he did not know what a specific hystoric artifact was...I put value on other things, Í'm not out to quiz guys on their hystoric/artistic/current events/ or trig knowledge. anyone who would dump a person because they did not know of a famous peice of art or artifact is a bit-ch as far as I am concerned.

I also hate people who say "if you don't read books then I am not interested in you" well why not? not everyone likes to read books, it's a hobbie/past time like any other. Only a person trying to be something they are not would take that snobby highroad. People are intelligent in their own way, and trully intelligent people are more accepting of others and DON'T expect others to be as gifted as they are. EQ is just as important as IQ

@Havan Joe I loved your post, I am 138 IQ myself and I agree with your 100% I can do the dumbest shiiit lol
 havana_joe
Joined: 7/30/2005
Msg: 51
Dating Someone With A High IQ
Posted: 3/18/2006 4:13:21 PM
Aftereight-

Thanks hon! Oh, yes, for someone who is supposed to be "wicked smaht" I really do some stupid, stupid things...
Show ALL Forums  > Dating Experiences  > Dating Someone With A High IQ