Are Men Afraid to Date Smart Women?

I have a lot of single female friends who are smart, driven and may come across as intimidating to men. While some men find smart and driven entrepreneurs to be attractive, we often wonder why some men, especially the ones my friends like, are afraid to date smart women.

According to psychologist Lora Park at the State University of New York at Buffalo, men often feel they need to defend their status as competent and competitive and being outperformed is a threat.

In the Psychology Today article "Why Some Men Are Intimidated by Smarter Women", Park explains we can attribute this to traditional gender roles, biology, and evolutionary biases that favor aggression and rivalry.

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Are Men Afraid to Date Smart Women?

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