...to smarter-than-average women, that is. Or at least so says an article in Psychology Today about University of Michigan graduate student Christine Stanik's research findings.
Stanik, whose research focuses on mate selection and romantic entanglements, found that the higher a college woman's IQ, the less she valued a high-earner as mate potential. The study also found that women with higher IQs were less likely to believe in or appreciate stereotypical gender roles in romantic relationships.
So what does this mean for dating singles? Stanik felt that the women in the study were saying they had no issue with being the breadwinner (as well as waiting much longer than previous generations to partner and mate), and therefore weighed a man's ability to be a supportive partner and parent more heavily than his ability to bring home the bacon. This in turn is also good news for the guys out there hoping to attract a smarty-pants gal, as they'll have more time to perfect their lifestyle before settling down.
But what do you think? Do smarter women appreciate money and gender stereotypes less than the average gal? Are you a woman with a higher IQ, and if so, do these things matter to you when dating or in a relationship?