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Screen Shot 2015-10-23 at 12.22.08 PMDumb it down, girl. According to a study published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, men are more intimated by intellect than we thought.

Sure when you first meet and fall in love during a heated debate over fossil fuels and free radicals, it’s cute. He’s intrigued and wants your opinion on everything from where he should invest his money to whether or not it’s time to ditch his waves and go the Morris Chestnut route. But why does that wonder and curiosity fizzle out when your intelligence directs its attention to the Instagram photo his cousin posted of the two of them throwing confetti in the air at a strip club when he told you he was at an all night prayer service up at the church?

In the two part study, researchers surveyed 105 men (which admittedly isn’t even that many) but they found that men ranked women who outperformed them as more desirable and showed greater interest in women who displayed more intelligence than them. But in the second portion, when they were asked if they would actually date the brilliant dream girl, they were like “Nah.”

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