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Old 03-07-2009, 03:29 PM   #41
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In HS I took a class in typing for only two reasons:

1. I knew they couldn't make me buy a typewriter, and therefore could not assign homework for that class.

2. I was one of two guys in a classroom full of girls. Talk about a target-rich environment!

It also turned out to be one of the most practical/useful classes I took in HS.
Yep - except 4 or 5 of us had the same idea - still a lot of girls though.

heh heh heh - Including a couple of football jocks who said they would need the typing skill for college.
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Old 03-07-2009, 03:35 PM   #42
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ome women complaining about guys who are intimidated by intellect, by those who earn more than they do, by those who are more educated than they are...

...or are too pretty, or too tall, or too confident, or....the list goes on! You know what? I think some folks are just too darned easy to intimidate, and miss out on all kinds of good things on account of it.
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Both of them?
Sure, why not?

If a couple earns within 30% of each other's salaries, it's essentially the same in my book. If someone makes more than twice of what I make, I may feel a little awkward, just because it often implies a different lifestyle. (Unless they are on this board and are crazy LBYM savers)

I have always made more than my DH. It's just a different career path. (He is in performing arts.) Neither of us thinks anything of it. We are very different in how we manage our lives. He is more of a self-starter while I am an exellent employee.

My math skills have also deteriorated lately as I don't have to use it so much. It's really a muscle that needs conditioning. Occasionally I do online IQ tests just so I can do a little "math workout."
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With all due respect, I don't see how it can be a sign of intelligence to lack social skills. Humans evolved intelligence and society as ways to survive and thrive.

To the extent that my social skills cause others to like and trust me, others are more likely to help me when I'm in trouble. To the extent that I lack social skills, I will miss out on the very significant benefits of society. I think it's the essence of intelligence, to try to maximize my benefits, and dim-witted not to do so.

If a person who's seen as highly intelligent, is also seen as lacking social skills, then I think this is a case of a person with large mental capacity, who happens to lack a desirable personal trait.
Some of us were born without much in the way of social skills (I can not read facial expressions). Also I mostly raised myself as my parents were concentrated on my brother's dieing.

A major reason w*rk was so stressful (after being 'promoted' from programmer to team lead) was that I had to try to act 'normal' and interact at different levels with different people.
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I vote for smart with common sense. No common sense would drive me nuts. But not intellectually challenging would eventually bore me. I know as been there, done that one too many times.
Boy! have I ever changed from my 20's when all a guy had to do is be good looking..ha! Guess we all grow up sometime.
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Boy! have I ever changed from my 20's when all a guy had to do is be good looking..ha! Guess we all grow up sometime.
I call this "Twenty Year Reunion Syndrome."

Some of the "cool" people you wanted badly when you were 16 -- some of the cool guys that had some of the girls signing dreamily as Myfirstname Hislastname -- could only ride that so far and maybe they've become ne'er do wells, or thought they were God's gift to women and maintained that attitude well into that adulthood. And those "socially poisonous" people who kept to themselves and to books and were picked on mercilessly by the jocks and the cool people -- the ones it was social suicide to be nice to or show any interest in -- suddenly seem like well-adjusted folks, really nice guys with safe, stable and relatively successful careers.

And you think, wow -- how much our priorities have changed from 18 to 38. Oh, and yeah -- I was, for the most part, one of those socially toxic kids in high school, though I'll always have a soft spot in my heart for a couple of the cheerleaders who were nevertheless sincerely *nice* to me back then and not afraid to consider me a friend (and even sign my yearbook -- eek!)
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...I'll always have a soft spot in my heart for a couple of the cheerleaders...
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Mines not a "soft spot"

I was a social misfit too
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I gravitate to highly intelligent men--must also possess an excellent sense of humor, a nice body, and a kind nature. Hey...I married that guy! :woot:
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I like a man of average smarts, too smart man won't make me feel security, I am worried about their bad faith.
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I suppose I would go with a very smart man as a mate. In regards to other relationships, the intelligence doesn't matter.

I consider myself of average intelligence. I've been fairly successful in my life, but it takes me longer to reach my goals than it would for a very smart person.

My DH is an extremely intelligent man and I think this fact makes me feel protected. My common sense and his type of intellect go together pretty well. Most of my friends and acquaintances are very intelligent, but I have noticed a common factor among them; when they encounter a problem, to them there is only one way to "fix" it, and that would be their way. I believe some of them have blinders on when it comes to solving a problem; they lack the ability to understand the impact their decisions have on others.

To me, a perfect man would be intelligent and able to get his point across without patronizing.
I know exactly what you mean. I have friends who think the same way when it comes to solving a problem. Its either their way or no way. Oh well I love em anyway
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To me, a perfect man would be intelligent and able to get his point across without patronizing.
Perhaps you haven't heard the definition of a man as a patronizing biped?

Usually if a man manages to talk to you without being patronizing he wants to sleep with you.

In fact, if a man seems polite and unassuming yet interesting and attentive, bet that he wants to sleep with you.

But of course you already knew that.

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Perhaps you haven't heard the definition of a man as a patronizing biped?

Usually if a man manages to talk to you without being patronizing he wants to sleep with you.

In fact, if a man seems polite and unassuming yet interesting and attentive, bet that he wants to sleep with you.

But of course you already knew that.

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Perhaps you haven't heard the definition of a man as a patronizing biped?

Usually if a man manages to talk to you without being patronizing he wants to sleep with you.

In fact, if a man seems polite and unassuming yet interesting and attentive, bet that he wants to sleep with you.

But of course you already knew that.

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In fact, if a man seems polite and unassuming yet interesting and attentive, bet that he wants to sleep with you.

Or work for you.
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In fact, if a man seems polite and unassuming yet interesting and attentive, bet that he wants to sleep with you.

Or work for you.
True. Some stereotyping was showing.

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In fact, if a man seems polite and unassuming yet interesting and attentive, bet that he wants to sleep with you.
Also true if the man seems impolite and pretentious yet uninteresting and inattentive.
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I'm so confused....
Seems the consensus from some on here is that if a man pays attention to you, either in a polite or impolite way, it means he wants to sleep with you.........

I gotta disagree, I have been nice to MANY women I had NO INTENTION of sleeping with........
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