Does intellectual compatibility matter when looking for a potential partner?

Last Update : January 19, 2017

Most singles create a mental list of desirable traits when looking for the perfect partner.

Attractiveness, sense of humour, similar interests and an equivalent personality are commonly aspects searched by unattached men and women from around the globe.

A matching intellect and education are other key elements for singles looking for a potential partner.

However, is it having the same educational and IQ levels as important as any other traits?

Having the same intellectual level is primordial for some age groups

A study conducted by Queensland University of Technology and published in December 2016, showed that the older and more educated people become, the less they care about finding a potential partner with similar education level.

The research where over 41.000 users from the website for romance RSVP where asked about their dating habits showed that online daters were more likely to be interested in homogamy.

They basically tended to contact those who have a similar education levels.

However, older daters care more about other traits and did not pay much attention on having matching intellectual standards.

The interesting bit is that those less educated daters as they grew older, the tended to seek a potential partner who had higher education and intellectual levels.

Younger women are into smart guys

As it usually happens with other topics related to dating and relationships, there were also differences between genres.

As the study suggests, younger women love men who are smart, and when dating online they use to look for a potential partner who has the same or superior intellectual level.

On the opposite side, older ladies tend to not care much about dating someone with inferior educational level as they seek other attributes in men.

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