I’m sure she thinks he married her for her intelligence and good personality.

20 Mar

 

(My favorite comment:  “Next ask her whats heavier, a pound of feathers or a pound of potatoes.”)

HT: my Facebook feed

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26 Responses to “I’m sure she thinks he married her for her intelligence and good personality.”

  1. Kimster March 21, 2012 at 12:08 am #

    Ah so that’s why they all wanna marry the hot, stupid girls. So they can make videos and laugh.

  2. Kaehu March 21, 2012 at 12:46 am #

    Are they still married? Or is she available?

  3. dragnet March 21, 2012 at 2:27 am #

    Well, she does seem to have a good personality—she’s seems really fun and easygoing. And they seem to get along great. But the fact that she is quite physically attractive is obviously the clincher.

    It’s not that guys want stupid girls—we don’t. It’s, 1) that the level of intelligence we think is desirable is a bit lower than women believe we should want, and 2) the fact that most guys are willing to make trade-offs when it comes to intelligence—that is, we would trade a few IQ points for an increase in physical attractiveness (all else equal, of course).

    Those two rules will tell you nearly everything you need to know about looks, intelligence and male sexuality.

  4. Austin March 21, 2012 at 6:06 am #

    The girl is cute, no doubt. But there is a greater lesson here.

    Men have to put up with a lot less crap from girls who are less intellengent than average. Simple as that. The very smart girls are a damn hassle because they have been right most of their life and want to challenge every friggin’ thing you say. That isn’t what men want in a mate. I’d much rather have experiences like the one depicted in the video then arguments over why I decided to do X, Y, or Z. It’s not that men are intimidated by smart women, we just don’t want to deal with the constant haggling.

  5. Jennifer Corry (@Whitespirit26) March 21, 2012 at 10:49 am #

    You think dumb women wouldn’t be a challenge to love with? Yeah freaking right.

  6. Jennifer Corry (@Whitespirit26) March 21, 2012 at 10:51 am #

    *live with I hope most men wouldn’t want less than average intelligence.

    More cynicism, nice.

  7. van Rooinek March 21, 2012 at 11:15 am #

    The very smart girls are a damn hassle because they have been right most of their life and want to challenge every friggin’ thing you say. That isn’t what men want in a mate

    Personally, I found stupid girls intolerable due to their reflexive emotion driven liberalism, which was immune to rational correction becuase they were not capable of rational thought. Smart girls tend to actually think through their beliefs to some extent, and end up either rational conservatives, or less commonly, real, hardcore, totally insufferable liberals.

    No man in his right mind wants a hardcore liberal — which is probably what the poster was referring to above. However, I also didn’t want someone who just said, “Yes, dear” to whatever I said — although to my shock I was actually ACCUSED of wanting that once or twice. In truth, I wanted someone smart and moral who wouldn’t really argue with me because we had reached the same conclusions on our own. And I finally found her.

  8. Jennifer Corry (@Whitespirit26) March 21, 2012 at 11:31 am #

    Roinek, congrats on both great expectations and finding the lady who filled them! :)

  9. Strong Man March 21, 2012 at 11:32 am #

    dragnet and Austin nailed it.

    Notice how he totally was happy being with her–even though he obviously knew what he was getting into when he married her. She has her priorities straight for “girl game”–keep thinking about running and working out and being in shape and you’ll have a happy husband who can have fun with you.

    I personally love intellectual conversation, and actively looked for a smart woman in a mate–and I’m glad I found one found one. But, in my search, I didn’t even consider women I didn’t find physically attractive.

    Still, there is something to be said for the increased hassle and headache factor from a woman who thinks she’s smart, AND who thinks she therefore should make all the decisions–it might be pretty much fatal if she thinks she’s smarter than you–whether or not that’s actually true. Her fully realizing you have her beat on the intelligence factor has to positively increase her inclination to trust you.

    The reality is you can get intelligent conversation from lots of places other than your wife. Let her be best at what she alone can provide.

    Similarly, a man must absolutely be physically stronger than his wife.

  10. Amanda March 21, 2012 at 11:52 am #

    I can understand why he would be attracted to her on a physical level. I can understand that female intelligence is not a driver of attraction. But on a rational level, why wouldn’t he have chosen someone more likely to give him intelligent children?

  11. thesmokingfrog March 21, 2012 at 12:18 pm #

    I suspect that he isn’t a whole lot brighter than she is. For one thing, he’s choosing to film this (including looking at the camera) while driving. Granted, foolishness and stupidity are not the same thing, but when you consider the foolish choices (and the fact that at the tag end of the video you will notice that she suddenly realizes that she’s being mocked, and isn’t happy about it) taken in concert, he seems like someone who really isn’t accustomed to forethought. He pushes the joke past where it can be seen as teasing to the point where it starts to get mean, and that isn’t a mark of high emotional intelligence, no matter what his raw brainpower may be. That, and guys, if you marry a woman who is significantly stupider than you, I wish you luck. The phrase ‘do not be unequally yoked’ can be quite easily and justifiably applied to more than just religion. It is taken as an article of faith that LTRs (much less marriages) between partners of wildly differing SMV are unstable at best, so why do so many people think that it can work between people of wildly differing intelligence?

  12. Jennifer March 21, 2012 at 2:02 pm #

    Good thoughts, guys.

  13. Jennifer March 21, 2012 at 2:02 pm #

    Ahhhh, got my WordPress problem fixed..

  14. LSE March 21, 2012 at 2:06 pm #

    Cute, but stupidity is not conducive to a hard-on.

  15. Natty Shafer March 21, 2012 at 4:09 pm #

    His wife is not going to be more hassle than a smart woman. Notice how at the 3:05 mark, she whines that he’s not making sense, she makes more sense. If he has to spend the rest of his marriage explaining basic, common sense knowledge, that’s going to be a LONG marriage. And she doesn’t even listen or realize how off-base she is.

  16. Natty Shafer March 21, 2012 at 4:10 pm #

    *His is wife is going to be more hassle…

  17. Herbie March 21, 2012 at 4:43 pm #

    “Its A Fargin’ Trick Question!”

    Seriously though, if she’s a woman of good character, she’ll probably make a good wife for a man who can appreciate her crafty ways of attacking word problems.

  18. Jennifer March 21, 2012 at 8:25 pm #

    *Tries to scold Herbie, but can’t..

  19. Hermes March 22, 2012 at 6:56 pm #

    She’s not even that good looking. Maybe a 7 on a good day.

  20. Herbie March 23, 2012 at 7:20 pm #

    I just saw the expanded story on Yahoo regarding the newlyweds. They seem to have a good sense of humor about this, especially her. And if she’s a little ditzy, who cares? Those gals can be a lot of fun. Besides, going 80mph will get you only so far in one hour, like, kind of far but not too far, ya know?

  21. wssp March 25, 2012 at 11:16 am #

    Now a 7 isn’t that good? Men today, seriously.

  22. Badger March 29, 2012 at 6:54 am #

    Says the video has been removed. Sad face.

  23. Badger April 1, 2012 at 1:14 am #

    I found another edition of this video, and as a STEM guy, it makes me want to beat my head into a wall. It made me realize that I take for granted that I can do lots of quantitative tasks like plan trip timetables, balance accounts, resize recipes on a moment’s notice, and lots of people don’t have that skill. It gives me the willies to think I’d have to do all the basic math in a relationship.

  24. Aunt Haley April 1, 2012 at 8:41 am #

    Badger–
    That might be your preference, but I don’t think the “Chels”‘s husband cares too deeply about any of those things (or having a wife who can do any of those things). Some men want CEO/COO relationships; others prefer CEO/janitor relationships.

  25. Jennifer April 1, 2012 at 11:23 am #

    Good points Haley.

  26. Badger April 2, 2012 at 12:16 am #

    “That might be your preference, but I don’t think the “Chels”‘s husband cares too deeply about any of those things (or having a wife who can do any of those things).”

    Apparently not, but I think it’s a huge risk to have a mate who is numerically illiterate. But I understand your point, I guess that’s my own apex fallacy talking; I’m a high-achiever type, so it’s hard to imagine my long-term happiness with someone who didn’t share my multiskilled nature (another reason my pool is limited). War is hell.

    And yes, you can be a high-character and supportive person even if you can’t do math very well, so don’t take my statements as a moral judgment, just a reflection of the circles I run in.

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