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When it comes to dating/relationships, are men afraid of the "Educated" woman?

  1. Esenbee profile image58
    Esenbeeposted 4 years ago

    When it comes to dating/relationships, are men afraid of the "Educated" woman?

    A few years ago while taking a college class, my female professor once told how female classmates to beware of becoming "too educated." She said that the more education a woman acquires, the less options that woman has for dating.

  2. Attikos profile image78
    Attikosposted 4 years ago

    Education and formal educational certification are different things. I've known moronic PhD's and brilliant dropouts. What's attractive in a female doesn't stem from a degree, so I'd say that a woman with graduate school under her belt may find those men who avoid her for that reason would not be good dates in the first place. Their intellect would not make for interesting times.

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    Larry Wallposted 4 years ago

    I did not date much before I met my wife, but the few women I did date were all educated, maybe not with advance degrees, but with a level of common sense and understanding that is often more important than a degree.

  4. Lizam1 profile image82
    Lizam1posted 4 years ago

    Pretty sad that a professor would say that.  I don't think men are afraid of educated or smart women.  However, that said, since I have moved to Canada from the UK I have found most Canadian men pretty lazy and thoughtless when it comes to relationships - so still single after all these years, but happily educated:-)

  5. Mercia Collins profile image75
    Mercia Collinsposted 4 years ago

    Men, who are frightened of intelligent women are insecure. A secure man takes pride in his lady's intelligence.
    Notice I said intelligent, having lots of certificates does not necessarily make you intelligent, it just means you are good at passing examinations. I have met women with a fistful of educational certificates who are singularly unintelligent, and others who have no educational certificates at all, who are supremely intelligent.

  6. brakel2 profile image83
    brakel2posted 4 years ago

    My husband did not have a college degree but received one later at 35. Many married men I know are very intelligent without a college degree. I have never run across a man who was put off by an educated woman. Many couples have great relationships without any problem about the educational level of either one. I think it would be the exception and not the normal run of things.

  7. simpleroma profile image70
    simpleromaposted 4 years ago

    I don’t think men are afraid of educated women. They are hesitant to date or approach educated women because they always have the impression that with educated women, they would feel less authoritative with them, but a smart woman would always know how to make her man feels smarter than her.

  8. TNT Husky profile image70
    TNT Huskyposted 4 years ago

    I don't have very many relationships to go by, but I like educated women. I like the idea of brains in a woman, as well as curiosity. perhaps the curiosity thing is just me, seeing as I love to be curious and find things out myself, but it really clicks for me when someone genuinely wants to know more when the two of us are talking.

  9. Ronilo Blanca profile image67
    Ronilo Blancaposted 4 years ago

    Maybe yes.. Because men are more sensitive and most high pride than women..

  10. Beata Stasak profile image84
    Beata Stasakposted 4 years ago

    I don't think they are if you present yourself well as a an equal human being not as a an oversmart snob that knows it all, it's not in education it is in intelligence, men like intelligent women who can crack a joke and are able to laugh at themselves and realize that higher education is not everything...it is just makes  a small part of the overall human inteligence:)

  11. dashingscorpio profile image87
    dashingscorpioposted 4 years ago

    If men think a woman is "hot" looking her education or lack of makes no difference. There are usually 4 things men look for in a woman before asking them out: (Physical Attractiveness, Easy Going Personality, Great Sense of Humor, Comfortable Flirting & Using Sexual Innuendo). Anything beyond that is "icing" on the cake.
    I believe it's common for unhappy single people to blame the opposite gender for their lack of a social life rather take a closer look at how they themselves interact with others. Any woman who believes the reason why she doesn't get out is because she is (too educated, too successful, or is too intimidating) is kidding herself. The bottom line she is probably not seen as someone who is (fun) or (enjoyable) to be around. Looks, attitude/personality are more important to men than a woman's accomplishments.

  12. fpherj48 profile image76
    fpherj48posted 4 years ago

    Men should be more afraid of women who have a wall-full of "Degrees," but not an ounce of common sense,a strong moral character and a healthy sense of humor.
    I know some incredibly "brilliant" women, who basically, dropped out of school, and found their success & "education," via life experiences, adventures, travel and hands-on projects.   
    I also know highly educated women who haven't a single social skill.  Variety exists.  In my well-earned "relationship-wisdom"........What really scares the HELL out of men, is a woman who doesn't fall for any of his BULL........so, maybe you mean "Smart" woman, as opposed to educated??...........LOL

    1. Esenbee profile image58
      Esenbeeposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      LOL! Yes, I think that's exactly what I mean!