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I Prefer Intellect to Good Looks

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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 smartphones this shouldn't be an issue even) or faster to type on your keyboard. Beyond petty texting, for me, an intelligent...
    Christine268 Christine268 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 11, 2013

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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, good looks in that order. So.... where do I find such a man? 8-)
    inherentintelligence inherentintelligence 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 20, 2009

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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. I love being able to hold a conversation with my boyfriend about something other than cars. He is my favorite person to talk...
    Amay408 Amay408 18-21, F Jun 30, 2010

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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 really good looking abuse their good looks. Or maybe it's just that I can't help but being attracted to 'nerdy' guys...
    Venus124 Venus124 18-21, F Dec 7, 2010

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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 little girl will not be looking your way, probably as friends.
    BellaFairy BellaFairy 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 3, 2011

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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 to have a relationship with a sense of humour, wit, shared interests, intellect and overall personality is...
    DreamingEquality DreamingEquality 18-21, M 3 Responses Nov 4, 2009

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    Brains And Brawn

    I am a former army combat soldier of four in a half active years and two in a half reserves. I was an M1-A1 tank crewmember (for those who do not know what the M1-A1 tank is google it for images). I have done martial arts since I was six years old and I am 27 now. And thankfully...
    EarthBear2784 EarthBear2784 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 1, 2012

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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 would be like: "See ya". I really don't know where I was going with this story, but here is what I think: Looks=Yay...
    CowgirlMagic CowgirlMagic 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 21, 2010

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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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    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 actually a huge turn on. But especially because of that, I certainly like to make myself appear intelligent. Is there...
    Veritasage Veritasage 18-21, F Jul 7, 2012

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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 a twenty or thirty-something may not be as attractive twenty years down the road.On the other hand, a good mind will only...
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 10, 2011

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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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    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 about? 
    mocha39 mocha39 22-25, F 10 Responses Oct 24, 2009

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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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    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 sure it would last a lot longer than a six pack and awesome hair. With that being said stimulate your brain and own your smarts! Guys that are...
    PencioliaLuna PencioliaLuna 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 23

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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 gorgeous and stupid or less than average looking and a genius.
    jbar291 jbar291 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 16, 2013

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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 sociology and world literature.  She could wax poetic in three languages, sigh...  I'm not saying looks are...
    Zomchef Zomchef 22-25 3 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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    You can always lose your looks

    but will forever have your intelligence
    kittyluv78 kittyluv78 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    Intellect is what we are,

    what we think and how we see the world.Looks are no tool under a wrong perspective.Life goes beyond what we know...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 20

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    Can't Fix Stupid

    By "intellect," I don't mean you have to be nerdy smart. One of my friends pointed out that in order to be attracted, she needs the guy to have something to teach her. By this, she meant someone who can talk to her and interest her -- not just satisfy the other end of her body...
    auroramaru auroramaru 46-50, F 4 Responses Jul 5, 2010

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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 love learning new things. ^^
    DarkAngel123 DarkAngel123 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 1, 2010

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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.Foreign Films, Reading like books are going to disappear, plays, ballet, ethnic celebrations, eating at foreign restaurants...
    Shierke Shierke 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 27, 2010

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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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    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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    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 your not good looking. Here in So. Cal. image is what drives relationships.At work, when conducting business with clients, some...
    abigguy4u abigguy4u 56-60, M Jul 16, 2011

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    Plain Brown Wrapper

    I used to think this song was so important to me because it described me. Little did I know some 20 years later I would meet someone that would give this song a whole new meaning.  When I was in college I used to dance under the stars to this song, as my friend played this...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 22 Responses Sep 7, 2009

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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 drop you. Right here, right now. Looks fade...intellect can sharpen. Cuts me to the quick. ;-) S
    slsr slsr 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 10, 2013

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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 interest. Nor can I stand very attractive people who thinks the rest of the world owes them something.  I love women who can think for them...
    diamondintherough85 diamondintherough85 22-25, M Nov 5, 2009

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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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    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 without planning. It's not lovemaking without technique. It's not attraction without interperetation. Isn't that why experienced lovers are the most enjoyable...
    V8fusion V8fusion 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 5, 2010

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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 telling me about computers or just talking in general, but he also looks pretty dang sexy. Not too buff, not too skinny. Lots...
    hopelessromantic137 hopelessromantic137 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 19, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    Take any journey for about an hour into a city and I can guarantee you will find a girl you think is good looking. It never ceases to amaze me just how common good looks are lol...
    surfdas surfdas 22-25, M 3 Responses Aug 23

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    Its good to have a great personality but its also important to have good looks. Honestly, i think you cant like someone and be with them if you think they are "ugly". Its not fair...
    ninjadentistinspace ninjadentistinspace 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 19

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    Truthfully I do believe that looks are not everything considering a person can be beautiful, but that does not mean they are a good person. Personality can go a long ways with some...
    Ahaizzy Ahaizzy 16-17, F Aug 25

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    I've met both people; who doesn't look the most pretty or handsome but they are nice. And some who looks cute and handsome with darkness inside of 'em.
    lydiasangi lydiasangi 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 7

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    I like the adams family a lot, the way they dress, the way they behave and their house!
    alma70 alma70 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 31

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    I find this to be really true :) There was a time in my life when I was super shallow and only talk to the prettiest of girls or the guys that don't have ache and braces. However...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M a week ago

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    Dear, "Our lives improve ONLY when we take chances, and the first and the most difficult chance to take is to be honest to ourselves. TRUST is the hardest thing to find and the...
    kenmok kenmok 36-40, M 16 hrs ago

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    We're all born without a choice, we can't configure how we will look in the future apart from mabye keeping fit and healthy then mabye that counts but that only goes so far right...
    MisssValentine MisssValentine 18-21, F Aug 31

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    Decotouch Paints , a name known for innovation, technology, color range and quality preferred work culture, is rapidly leading this quality brand to capture the recognizing market...
    decotouchpaints decotouchpaints 22-25, M 17 hrs ago

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    The human mind is so complex and beautifully complicated. So many different angles and shades, so much to learn about someone. I'll never be able to understand how some people are...
    carolinefp carolinefp 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 30

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    My husband is a good man. But he's uneducated and uninterested in the things I love. Since he left, I've started to realize how much I long for intellectual stimulation in my life...
    Liaannmarie Liaannmarie 22-25, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    there are times when I need more intellectual stimulation than most can provide. I often find myself "dumbing down" for others to understand me, even though I do not believe I am...
    hulaiku hulaiku 18-21, M Aug 21

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    Intellectuals floor me in the same way pretty guys capture other women. I would've happily been Professor Robert Reich's love slave---all 4'11" of him. It's one of my weaknesses...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 8 Responses Aug 23

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    Problem being they become harder and harder to find. Give me an intellectual anyday I am tired of the boring and mundane.
    loner426 loner426 31-35, F 8 Responses Aug 27

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    I'm often in a constant state of boredom because nothing stimulates me intellectually anymore. Everything is just so gosh-darn boring! Geez
    somerbunni703 somerbunni703 31-35, F 6 Responses Aug 28

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    I love deep, meaningful, intellectual conversations where you could talk about anything and everything, those conversations that just leave you wanting more out of the person. It's...
    Neshaxo Neshaxo 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 1

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    I would like people who are deep thinkers and active arguers in my circle. But too many ehh, average intellectuals in EP.
    RainbowAdventurer12 RainbowAdventurer12 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 3

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    Student Anti-Intellectualism and the Dumbing Down of the University by Paul Trout of MSU-Bozeman http://mtprof.msun.edu/spr1997/TROUT-ST.html _____________________ Faced with...
    RedOctagon RedOctagon 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    Why are boxer briefs missing? They are the best for my guy. Nice support comfort and warmth. I think they show off the legs better than tighty whities and boxers give you stick...
    Emojinoid Emojinoid 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 24