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I Prefer Intellect to Good Looks

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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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    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 1 Response May 4, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Jan 10, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Nov 16, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Mar 5, 2010

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    I enjoy stimulating conversations.

    Gossip and the daily workday conversation gets boring after awhile. I definitely prefer intellect to good looks. I've usually found that I will be more likely to be attracted to a person that stimulates my brain. That being said, there are so many intellectuals that I could...
    MiddleSister45 MiddleSister45 41-45, F Nov 3

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 2 Responses May 24, 2012

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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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    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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    Magpie62 Magpie62 31-35, M 3 Responses Oct 22

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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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    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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    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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    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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    We put so much emphasis on the way someone looks but really? Why? The person literally has no control over how they will look like in their natural state. Its just already decided...
    LoveCove LoveCove 18-21, F Nov 3

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    I think that beauty has overtaken the world right now, and definitely not in a good way. Everything is sexualised which kind of makes me lose my ****, especially when it comes to...
    LuciLeft LuciLeft 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 5

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    Our society is so mess up today, that everyone decides that its would be great to say something about someone's look. I'm not wishing bad, but only if we were blind, than maybe we...
    gorgeusgirlSky3 gorgeusgirlSky3 13-15 1 Response Oct 29

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    I agree. I think some people here are looking for "models" to converse with? I might be talking to someone and they ask for a picture and when I send, they stop talking to me. (It...
    easynuh easynuh 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 1

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    I'm the coolest guy there is ,people who me say that. I am immature BC being mature is boring and normal. my Dachshund is Jewish.
    racistdick racistdick 41-45 1 Response Nov 10

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    We are attracted by appearance but we can only live with the character.
    ladybug96 ladybug96 16-17, F 8 Responses Nov 15

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    Despite people that are on here. Please don't ask for phone numbers or where I live . I'll block you. I had a guy tell me that we were meant for each other in 6 sentences. Well...
    jeankachew jeankachew 51-55, F 2 Responses Nov 18

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    I just believe that one must be celebrated for what they have achieved rather than what they were born with. Appearances, race, nationality, relatives are some of the things you...
    tejaswini4588 tejaswini4588 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 18

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    Yeah everyone would say that thing but everyone would want a hottest guy/girl in the town !!
    iamjustbeingme iamjustbeingme 16-17, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    This is a fictional story , it's my first one so sorry for any error. I am dreaming and thinking about this , so I decided to write a story - or at least I'm trying to do it...
    SweetLatexGloves SweetLatexGloves 18-21, M 2 hrs ago

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    I am an intellectual no matter what others may say and no matter how I word my sentences and no matter the vocabulary and grammar I use. In fact I just may be a different kind of...
    MentalTravelor MentalTravelor 16-17, F Nov 15

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    If I only wanted to look at something, I'd buy a painting. But falling in love with someone's personality is not even a choice, it's a requirement. Love doesn't come from looks, it...
    Uncertain153 Uncertain153 26-30, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have a million things to say about this, but I'll spare you the trouble and just give a bit of my opinion. (I'm only 14, so I haven't had too much experience with this sort of...
    ThisIsJustForFun ThisIsJustForFun 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 2

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    Lately it's become pc to tell fat people they're beautiful, no matter if it's true or not. I know a very overweight person who likes to dress scantily and take "boudoir" selfies...
    adventurousme adventurousme 51-55, F Nov 7

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    Every time I go to school I see the same 20 people over and over again like it's video game recycling the same character model to save time in development. I don't get why people...
    JustYourOrdinaryGirl JustYourOrdinaryGirl 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 28

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