She was attracted by his profile, which made him seem smart, thoughtful and interesting.
He liked how she looked in her photos, and also thought she sounded fun, interesting, and smart.
Her previous long-term boyfriend not only did not seem bothered by her intelligence; he seemed to enjoy it.
Up close and personal, it appears that men prefer women who are so smart.
A third set of experiments revealed much the same data, with some possible explanation of why this happens.
Everything went smoothly—until they met in person for a cup of coffee.
They had many things in common and talked for about 45 minutes.
But now that she was dating again, she was worried that her mom might have been onto something. A study published in July, 2015 suggests that she might well have been, much to the consternation of many women—and some men.