Ever so often, some college coed posts somewhere just so she can tell the whole world that she is so smart that she does not have to listen to any man.
It all sounds too good to be true – and it is. Here is why.
A few years ago, the universities of Aberdeen, Bristol, Edinburgh and Glasgow surveyed nine hundred people. In doing so, they made an interesting discovery.
* Women with intelligence scores in the sub and near genius range were about as likely to marry as men with certifiable mental retardation.
* Women slightly brighter than the average college student were about as likely to marry as men with slightly below normal intelligence.
To make matters worse, when compared to men of similar intelligence, there are relatively few women. For example, there are about twice as many men with the IQ of an average air force fighter pilot as there are women of equivalent intelligence.
Very bright women tend to exclude themselves from the human gene pool. Sometimes, they can be quite difficult because no one is ever quite sure how to handle them. Some of these women thrive on irritating men.
My wife might have been one of those people had she not realized at a fairly young age that she needed a husband unafraid to paddle her when she needed to be straightened out.
Sadly, most bright women are too self-absorbed to realize what they sometimes really need.