Monday, January 03, 2005

What would Freud have to say about this?

Apparently, women with higher IQs are finding it harder to marry later on in life, whereas, men with higher IQs have an easier time of things matrimony-wise.

"Women in their late 30s who have gone for careers after the first flush of university and who are among the brightest of their generation are finding that men are just not interesting enough," said psychologist and professor at Nottingham University Paul Brown in The Sunday Times.

It could be, too, that, like with men who have waited longer, the women get more fixed in their ways. I'm part of this crowd, mind you, so I could also say that, perhaps the women in their late 30s who consider themselves best and brightest of their generation really just don't play well with others, either. Or, heck, maybe there was never any urge to get married in the first place. I don't know if the reasons behind this are largely those implied by the article, though: that men are perhaps intimidated, or that the brilliant women are willing to settle for mere mortals.

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