Dating men who are uneducated

04 May

It's about wanting someone who prioritises their life in a way that's compatible with how you prioritise yours. If I date an equally driven woman, we're both working 18 hours days, when do we even have time to see each other? I've been involved with men taller than me, shorter than me, older and younger, but every single one has been extremely intelligent.

I assumed that I "needed" to be with a very smart man.

Because, as fabulous as these ladies are, all of their failed relationships have one thing in common: themselves.

And frankly, telling them that men are losers or even proving it conclusively doesn't improve anyone's plight. Now I've been running and attending young alumni events for Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Stanford, MIT, Columbia, Duke, Swarthmore, Penn, Cornell, Berkeley, Brown, Dartmouth, Oxford, Cambridge and similar well-regarded institutions for a while.

No wonder we have a generation of women freezing their eggs.

Except this unwillingness of men to date smart women really tells only half the story.

It has always been a given: I want a man who is at least as intelligent as me. And why is it usually true for women, but not for men?

So it pains me to no end to see my smart, educated, lovely female friends remain single, alone and lonely in spite of their best efforts. Surely there is something wrong with the world if they remain single for so long.

That's what compelled me to write What compels me to write this article today is a recent trip to the Harvard-Yale Game festivities, reminding me of how smart, educated women routinely sabotage their own chances for romantic fulfillment.

OPINION: Smart women can't find men to impregnate them, the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology conference in Geneva has been told.

Professor Marcia Inhorn​, a researcher from Yale, said female graduates were freezing their eggs due to a "dearth of educated men to marry", and that this "man deficit" was worse in countries where more women attended university.