Dating highly intelligent man
While such an activity is often branded as superficial, this study indicates that heterosexual women may genuinely be able to extract more information from a simple picture of a prospective partner than a heterosexual man can.Even if we don't quite know what it is about men's faces that they're picking up on.So ladies, when it comes to swiping left or right, the next time you come across a clever looking chap on a dating app, he is probably actually intelligent!And guys, when you bemoan that the pictures of the girls on Tinder all look pretty much the same, there might be something in that as well.It is known that while in the fertile phase of cycle and probably in search of good genes, women prefer creative intelligence to wealth especially in short-term mating .On the other hand, a woman seeking a long term relationship could prefer a less intelligent but honest man, who compensates by long term provisioning, protection and a greater investment in childrearing." It is possible that for a man, honest signalling of intelligence, in conjunction with other cues, helps them to differentiate from male competitors.
Arguably, sexual selection would then be favoring a diverse range of intelligence in men, though more intelligent men may have an advantage if they are more successful at ‘cuckolding’ their less intelligent (but more committed) rivals.
As many women as men are born, and just about as many survive into adulthood.
If people were confined to dating and marrying within their IQ range, there would have to be about an equal balance between the outcomes of men and women across the IQ bell curve.
Returning to the ‘mixed mating strategy,’ women are looking for varied types of intelligence and other cues of genetic fitness, and their preferences change over time.
Very high intelligence could be genetically desirable, as it is associated with high status, greater wealth and resources.4.), which can reflect an adaptation to an upper intelligence limit as men with an extremely high IQ could find such practical tasks, such as the care and protection of women and offspring, less rewarding.