Dating vs intelligence
In most of the western world, sex-ratios run about even.
I suspect this discrimination is just a reflection of the fact that women are more discriminating about sex altogether.Less intelligent women—for whom the economy provides less opportunity—don’t have the call option built in and so they don’t need to be discounted.Why doesn’t this work the other way around—discounting intelligent men for their own “call option” and therefore benefiting less intelligent men?Why does intelligence appear to enhance a man’s dating and marriage prospects while diminishing a woman’s prospects?
It’s an explosive question for a number of reasons.
The answer must either be that less intelligent men are unwilling to date more intelligent women or more intelligent women are unwilling to date less intelligent men. Whatever the answer is, it is creating an unmet arbitrage opportunity—an overabundance of intelligent, single women and an over-abundance of less intelligent, single men.