Brains Do Not Intimidate Men

Jasbina Ahluwalia asks Dr. Christine B. Whelan, author of Why Smart Men Marry Smart Women: The fourth empowering tip that you share is something that we’re trying to do with this radio show today. That is to stop perpetuating this myth. Tell us about that.


Dr. Christine Whelan

Brains Do Not Intimidate Men. Stop the Myth!

Again, it’s very easy to say, “The guy just didn’t like me because he’s intimidated by me.” We use that as a throw-away line.

In fact, that continues to perpetuate the myth that men are intimidated by smart women.

That sends a subtle but very devastating signal to young women.

Brains Do Not Intimidate Men. Fulfill Your Dreams

When I teach college-age women, I encourage them to follow their dreams, get an advanced degree, take the job that they want to take and really prioritize their own personal development in their early 20s so that they can be fully formed individuals and find someone who is a good, complementary match for them later on.

When we perpetuate this myth that men aren’t interested in those kinds of women, we’re sending a bad message to the younger generation.

Brains Do Not Intimidate Men. Not a Good Excuse

We’re also hiding behind an excuse that really isn’t the reason why we haven’t found someone. You don’t want to hide behind an excuse.

If your goal is to meet someone and find a life partner, you want to figure out what’s holding you back. I can tell you that your education and intelligence isn’t what’s holding you back.


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The above is an excerpt from Jasbina’s interview with Dr. Christine Whelan

The entire interview transcript is at: Dr. Christine Whelan Interview – Why Smart Men Marry Smart Women

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