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I Prefer Intellect to Good Looks

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    It's Really Nice When Someone Finds You Inteeresting - but it's not enough a lot of the time. they often just let you talk and talk and talk and talk and never say anything back.
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M May 24, 2012

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    I Find It Funny... - That even just glancing over the stories here, most have a ton of grammatical mistakes. I've always loved intellectual people. Someone who can outsmart me is...
    Veritasage Veritasage 18-21, F Jul 7, 2012

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    Question - But what happens to us that are as dumb as rocks and our faces can stop a clock?
    typoquene typoquene 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 28, 2010

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    Conversation? Yes Please. - Sure, I don't mind someone being good lokoing either. But I need to be with someone who understands me and I don't have to dumb myself down to speak to...
    Amay408 Amay408 18-21, F Jun 30, 2010

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    The Brain - The Most Sensual Body Part You Can Have - If you think about it, your mind is the only thing that actually brings you to the height of ecstacy. It's not foreplay...
    V8fusion V8fusion 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 5, 2010

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    But Good Looks Are Definitely A Perk.. - I could never be with an idiot. I just couldn't do it. I'd prefer average looks with average/above average intellect as opposed to...
    jbar291 jbar291 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 16, 2013

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    Intellect - Intellect,I prefer it,Over good looks,It’s what the person knows,Not how they look,That matters,As far as I’m Concerned.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Nov 10, 2011

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    So I think that either way outer beauty is not forever. You don't always love the way someone looks but if someone has beautiful intellectuality, Or smarts. It's awesome I'm pretty...
    PencioliaLuna PencioliaLuna 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    Plain And Simple - If you are a guy that look stunning in that business suite, if you do exercise and are well groomed and fit, yet lack of intellect or maturity be sure that this...
    BellaFairy BellaFairy 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 3, 2011

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    How can I get more smarter? Plus what's a interlect? Is it the color of your i's or something?
    Hotblondey Hotblondey 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 21

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    Smart Is Sexy! - Personally, I think that people who are really smart are super sexy. I don't really know what it is, but it probably has to do with the fact that people who are...
    Venus124 Venus124 18-21, F Dec 7, 2010

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    I Couldn't Be With Someone Who Is Not Intelligent - ... whoever it does not hurt if it is wrapped in a nice package. All products need a bit of marketing flash, no? :)
    Puck42 Puck42 36-40, M Oct 11, 2012

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    Great Minds... - A brilliant mind makes me a little weak in the knees. While I am engaged in the topic of choice... I am also thinking... Damn, one more word... And I am about to...
    slsr slsr 41-45, F 5 Responses Jan 10, 2013

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    Intelligence Required - If u tlk 2 me lik dis I'm going to automatically assume you're not intelligent; sorry, I don't care if it's just easier to do on your phone (nowadays with...
    Christine268 Christine268 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 11, 2013

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    Hot Brains - Intelligence is the biggest turn-on for me. Hands-down. Physical beauty will catch my eye, but if the intelligence is not behind the good looks, I lose interest.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 17, 2010

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    Smarts V.s. Looks - As we all know looks fade....Looks attract you to a person, but i have to say, If someone with super good looks open there mouth and is a complete idiot...I...
    CowgirlMagic CowgirlMagic 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 21, 2010

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    Can I Have Both? - I want to have both and would like to find someone with both. Ok, what woman wouldn't? I would like to add integrity in there. I prefer integrity, intellect...
    inherentintelligence inherentintelligence 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 20, 2009

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    Yum - Intellect is the sexiest thing. Being able to have a meaningful conversation with someone is incredible. You forget there is a thing called time.
    Euonia Euonia 22-25, F 1 Response May 30, 2013

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    Intellect Over Good Looks? - In concept this sounds so cool. Yes!!.us above average IQ guys have a shot. My experiences show that it is hard to even get a gal to talk to you if...
    abigguy4u abigguy4u 56-60, M Jul 16, 2011

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    Sweet Sweet Brains ;-) - Alright,  it's not like i consider myself an intellectual.  I just like a lot of pursuits that are not on level with the average person I've met...
    Shierke Shierke 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 27, 2010

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    I Always Imagine Sex With A Wild Womwn - I am married but my wife does not like sex much. Hence I always imagine and wish to have sex with wild womwn begging for more.
    abu4 abu4 26-30 May 4, 2011

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    Good Looks Can Only Attract -  Physical looks can only attract me. Its the brains that keep me. Ever woken up next to someone in the morning only to find you NOTHING to talk...
    mocha39 mocha39 22-25, F 10 Responses Oct 24, 2009

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    I'll Take Good Intelect And Integrity Over Looks Everytime. - No matter how good looking a women is if she has a negitive attitude, no brains or integrity then I will have no...
    diamondintherough85 diamondintherough85 22-25, M Nov 5, 2009

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    Totally - Hey, I'd prefer a not-so-good-looking nerd to a hot dumb jock anytime. --sightypicalhighschoolstereotypesigh-- Brain stimulating conversations are hot. XD Besides, I...
    DarkAngel123 DarkAngel123 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 1, 2010

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    Absolutely! - If you're the type of person that preferes one night stands then looks are abviously more important as you won't know them for long. But when looking for someone...
    DreamingEquality DreamingEquality 18-21, M 3 Responses Nov 4, 2009

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    Brains Before Brawn - Yes, I know the mind can go as well...but that is not a certainty.  On the other hand, bodies fail and looks fade.  The person who was so unbearably hot as...
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 10, 2011

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    Luckily He Has Both ;) - I love a good deep conversation, but I do appreciate an attractive appearance as well. Luckily the love of my life has both. He can entertain me for hours...
    hopelessromantic137 hopelessromantic137 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 19, 2012

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    Brainy Is Sooo Sexy - I don't know what it is about smart women that turn me on, but there it is.  One of the hottest women I ever met was double majoring at university in...
    Zomchef Zomchef 22-25 3 Responses Oct 20, 2009

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    A man with a wonderful personality will get you through the many hardships of life. However, a man with good looks will only get you through boring nights. It serves no purpose...
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    Personality makes me give that girl the key to my heart... Looks just make me close it with a lock...
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    I have completely fallen in love with a personality and I don't even think looks could make any difference
    stomparound stomparound 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    A pretty face can make me blush, but intelligence and a good heart can make my heart flutter and mind fill with them. I've looked at so many people on here thinking they were...
    Naxxaras Naxxaras 16-17, F Mar 25

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    The most beautiful person becomes ugly to me if they have an ugly personality and someone who I may not initially find attractive becomes so when I get to know them and their inner...
    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Mar 28

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    Sometimes I wonder how many people would actually like me if they never knew what I looked like. Why do people only care about appearances? Sometimes I wish we were all faceless so...
    MissMisunderstood1 MissMisunderstood1 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    Someone who has a great personality makes them instantly more attractive. It's usually the people who are often over looked by others because they may not be as attractive as some...
    goldengirl24 goldengirl24 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 1

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    Better good manners than good looks. - Irish Proverb
    chocomint chocomint 51-55, F Mar 17

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    I find intellectual women very boring I prefer an athletic lean woman who exercises her body and mind she is more in touch with her deepest feelings and able to give more to her...
    Nevergonnagiveuup Nevergonnagiveuup 56-60, M 2 Responses Mar 27

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    I'm craving intellectual stimulation. I'm in my third year of university, and I absolutely love it. I love learning about the mind and its capacities, about psychology and the...
    danii92 danii92 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    Yes really. Obviously I have my preferences too like everyone else and I do appreciate something nice to look at but when it comes to call, what is a persons looks or "hotness...
    tooloaded tooloaded 22-25, M Mar 20

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    “I would not like to live in a world without cathedrals. I need their beauty and grandeur. I need them against the vulgarity of the world. I want to look up at the illuminated...
    Daveokay Daveokay 22-25, M Apr 5

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    I only have one friend that I can really sit down with and have intellectually stimulating conversations with. It sucks. lol. My friends like gossip and that is mostly what the...
    Wholam Wholam 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    Yes I do totally admire unusual people. and intellectual. To me being intellectual isn't knowing everything it's about being able to have a meaningful conversation that isn't...
    Renezra Renezra 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 23

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    I am currently a student and prefer being alone and being productive rather than going out and getting blitzed or studying in a public area with many distractions. Beyond this, I...
    ak5323 ak5323 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    It's true. A real intellectual can be very cool and aloof on one hand and then so disarmingly sweet that you forget how a moment ago you felt like the thickest brick on the planet...
    Ophelia13 Ophelia13 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    I have a young friend that is really very intellectual and I enjoy chatting with her she really can be so challenging when we discussi
    Nevergonnagiveuup Nevergonnagiveuup 56-60, M Mar 19

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    I do like intellectual people wish I could keep up with them. I love hearing them talk and the few who can bring it down to my level are a joy, because I can learn from them. The...
    JustmeraeAgain JustmeraeAgain 46-50, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Idk I've always been known for smartness so as long as I'm smart I don't need to worry about my looks
    Sk13k Sk13k 13-15, F Apr 6

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    Two qualities are indispensable: first, an intellect that, even in the darkest hour, retains some glimmerings of the inner light which leads to truth; and second, the courage to...
    KlaraVoyet KlaraVoyet 36-40, F Apr 7

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    “An intellectual is a person who has discovered something more interesting than sex.” -- Aldous Huxley
    0nest0 0nest0 31-35, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    Just because I can't be bothered by incoming passengers. And although I'm not really good with places and/or directions, I love staring outside and freeze the memory of whatever it...
    kixisback kixisback 22-25 Apr 1

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    There are times fantasy can't distract us from reality. Times that we simply wish to be heard, listened to, understood. But those around us prefer a different route. We are born...
    superficialife superficialife 22-25, F Apr 2