Dating someone with less intelligence

17 Mar

Dating is at best another extracurricular, number six or number seven down the list, somewhere between Model UN and intramural badminton.

I've been co-hosting young alumni events for name-brand schools for long enough to know that these kids come out a little lopsided (which sounds so much better than "socially awkward," don't you think? All they need is a little tune up, or a little dating textbook like The Tao of Dating for Women or The Tao of Dating for Men, to get them going -- plus a little practice.

Rosie Einhorn (a psychotherapist) and Sherry Zimmerman (a psychotherapist and former family lawyer) are the authors of the newly-released book, Dating Smart – Navigating the Path to Marriage, published by Menucha Publishers.

They are the founders of Sasson V'Simcha ( a non- profit organization that provides programs and services in North America, Israel, and Europe to help Jewish singles and the people who care about them.

If you have no meeting of the minds, it can be tough navigating life's little curveballs together, unless there is one mutually agreed-upon dominant partner who makes the decisions, eliminating the need for debate over every major event.

In this kind of compromise, you acknowledge the partner's inferiority compared to you or to other people, and this is very painful and insulting for both of you.

She's not the first and hardly the only woman to express a similar sentiment: Some women need a challenge, a man who encourages her to be her fastest, smartest self.

"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.

All women do.” Lady Astor Some people become aware on their wedding ceremony that their partner is inferior to them.

This kind of awareness can prove to be disastrous for their future relationship.