Online dating intellectuals

"I need my man to be less smart than me," says one 27-year-old woman, who jokingly says she thinks the smarter partner controls the relationship."If he can outsmart me, then he could squash my ability to sneak things under his nose!Ok Cupid is free but you can upgrade to a paid “A-List” plan.Tip: Making frequent, minor updates to your profile can move you to the top of some sites’ search engines, prompting more winks and emails from online men.

"We've all heard the sentiment that when passion fades, you need something else to keep your spark alive," says a 23-year-old friend.

Match.com: Best for long-term relationships has a reputation as a better place to search for long-term relationships than the more hookup-friendly Ok Cupid, and science backs that reputation up: According to one study, and e Harmony produce the most marriages of any dating sites or apps.

It’s free to build a profile, but you have to pay to use the site effectively.

"Granted, a lot of that was because he rubbed his genius in my face," she says.

After an experience like that, perhaps a silly partner who lets you be yourself and would rather discuss what movie you'd like to see than compare and contrast the Roman empire and feudal Japan feels more your speed.

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