Intelligent Men Are More Sexually Faithful?

Submitted by: MSAFC 7 years ago in
http://www.asylum.com/2010/03/01/men-with-high-iq-are-more-monogamous/

That"s what a new study says--a high I.Q. is is now positively correlated with monogamy. What do you think I-A-B?
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Female 77
I read an article a few years ago saying that men with an above average testosterone level tend to have lower intelligence than the average man which fits into what this is saying about intelligence and being faithful. It also said that women with slightly higher testosterone levels than the average tend to have a higher I.Q. Basically if the testosterone level swings too high in men it has a negative effect on intelligence but a positive one on their libido. But don`t quote me on that I forgot where I read it.
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Female 236
Well, that makes sense. You are more able to predict consequences when you are clever!
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Male 22
I think a better title would have been "Intelligent men are lucky to get ONE girl to marry them."
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Male 2,220
"Males primal instincts is to just spread the seed, where as a female is to nurture and raise. So...like, it`s her role to stick to a single male who can prove himself capable to protect and her and raise the offspring."

Who told you this? You`re girlfriend?

:)

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Female 864
My fiance has math ,physics and computer sciences degrees guess I`m pretty safe .
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Male 5,189
Couldn`t have said it better McGovern. No really I couldnt have lol.
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Female 113
i love how it`s simply down to the fact that geeks know they won`t can`t anyone else...
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Male 14,331
My evidence is have you ever spoken to a self proclaimed playa they always act and speak like buffoons. Further supporting my claim that girls like douchebags do yourselfs a favor ladies talk to a shy guy you`ll probably find a decent human being.
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Male 893
I`m smart!

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Male 138
then why did einstein have mistresses everywhere? his lost letters....a true man to follow.
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Female 3,574
agamemnon, and it doesn`t.
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Male 2,402
Yes and we all know how Einstein was faithful to his first wife.
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Male 4,290
Meh, showing the correlation is easy, it`s the causation that`s the hard part. As Baal said, if they were causatively linked I would expect to see it in women too.
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Male 833
They only speculated that it was men overcoming their primal urges, all this really shows is that there is a correlation to high IQ and being faithful, whatever causes it is just guessing.
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Male 1,265
The reason why is because geeks and nerds don`t exactly have their choice of women.
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Male 772
LOL I love how every guy in this thread is suddenly trying his hardest to use fancy words and talk about intellectual topics xD
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Male 121
@Baalthazag
Males primal instincts is to just spread the seed, where as a female is to nurture and raise. So...like, it`s her role to stick to a single male who can prove himself capable to protect and her and raise the offspring. So a male being promiscuous is on a base level abiding to primal urges, smarter guys control these urges better is what the research shows.
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Male 4,546
Actually... reading the study...

It makes no sense.

If they are citing that higher brain function basically trumps base urges (which they are) they don`t really explain why this doesn`t happen in women. (The study concludes that intelligence doesn`t impact a woman`s predisposition for cheating).

If it was a simple case of higher brain function over-riding your base urges, you`d expect the same from Men and Women, unless you can account for other factors.

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Female 158
I think that the reason this is true is because men with a higher IQ are just so smart they know how to get away with cheating...
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Male 1,834
i don`t know if the`re so smart then why only be with one chick thats kind of dumb
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Male 2,422
Apple blue: This is a statistical statement based on probablity that can`t be disproved by an abberant particular. Those normative outliers have to exist so your observation of your friend`s bf, while true, does not weaken the argument made by the study. If I pointed to a single particular observation as proving (rather than supporting) the study I would be guilty of a similar flaw and perhaps confirmation bias.
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Male 15,832
Sad but true. I know I`m not getting any strange, that`s for sure. o:-)
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Male 49
That`s probably because we intellectual-folk are far less likely to attain ourselves another mate than an extraordinarily handsome male with an IQ similar to that of a common housefly.
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Male 540
It`s nice that the picture to go with this link on the main page is that of Albert Einstein; a man well known for his infidelity.
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Male 4,014
I believe it. It is WELL ESTABLISHED THAT HIGHER INTELLIGENCE = GREATER RISK AVERSION.
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Female 119
i`m doubtful, a friend of mine`s bf of two years cheated on her, and he had the highest university admission score in the state for our year.
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Male 206
I must be a total dumbass
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Female 331
Hmm...I wonder who did these studies. Yes people, thats right, INTELLIGENT MEN most likely. I imagine these are the same scientists who did the study that peen length doesn`t matter, its how you use it.
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Female 434
Actually Silver that is not true.

http://www.salary.sg/2007/high-iq-does-not-equal-wealth/

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Male 4,546
2 possible explanations.

1) Higher brain function trumps lower brain function.
Everyone knows it is stupid to cheat, but you have your lower brain going "breed, breed, breed", but the more IQ you have the more your higher brain functions are going "you will die".

2) Spotty Compsci/Physics nerds are more likely to take what they can get.

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Female 2,289
aha! I always suspected this.
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Male 606
It took a study to figure this out?
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Male 4,745
May be true. I would certainly never cheat on my wife.
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Male 3,431
It`s because intelligent men tend to be wealthier ergo they have more to lose through infidelity.
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Male 670
ha, more like, more intelligent men KNOW they`re wife/gf is going to slap the bejeezus outta them
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Male 2,688
Ha... Explains why I never had the urge to cheat.
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Male 894
hmmm, no comment
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Male 553
"There is no evidence that smarter women are any more faithful."

I dunno why I found this funny... I shouldn`t have actually

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Male 215
> The measuring of IQs is mostly bullsh*t anyway.

If that were true then it wouldn`t correlate with anything.

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Male 8,302
I totally agree. The smarter you are, the more likely you are to realize she can totally destroy you with one well-placed blow from her tongue, and therefore the more likely you are to say `Yes dear` and fetch her slippers for her.
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Male 478
now if only i could get laid...
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Male 716
plastinum:

Wow. I thought I was the only one who used Idiocracy.

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Male 329
On one hand I completely agree, it does pretty much go along with the Idiocracy-esque future I fear we are headed for...but then again intelligent men would be less likely to get caught, therefore skewing the stats.
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Male 2,306
I don`t understand how IQ would have to do anything with this. The more intelligent I get the more finnicky I get about women, and often don`t want to end up with any of them.
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Female 3,574
The measuring of IQs is mostly bullsh*t anyway.
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Male 49
"The most important point regarding that same study is that atheists have higher IQ."

It also said that liberals have a higher IQ, for what it`s worth

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Male 29
The most important point regarding that same study is that atheists have higher IQ.
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Male 1,347
anyone else more interested in the topless german sledging post that was to the right of this one?
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Female 1,148
I`m totally not going to get cheated on. =]
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Male 3,255
"That`s what a new study says--a high I.Q. is is now positively correlated with monogamy."

Everyone has base, primitive urges. It`s not surprising that IQ is the factor in how well one controls those urges.

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Male 513
This might apply to women as well. My ex wife is dumb as dirt and a serial cheater.
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Male 2,056
lol nidonemo
PWNED
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Female 4,028
Ha. More proof that cheaters are dumb.
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Male 9,305
"thats a no brianer, intellagent people are geeks! geeks are happy getting some at all!"

Not doing yourself any favors with that statement, dude. :P

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Male 1,399
Nerds fall for the first warm kitty that gives them a taste; and they grab on for dear life.

They needed to study this?

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Female 134
im giving my bf an IQ test right away!
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Male 1,148
You didn`t need science to tell me this, it`s pretty damn obvious
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Male 25,417
thats a no brianer, intellagent people are geeks! geeks are happy getting some at all!
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Male 1,598
@skypirate I`d say that Tiger Woods is on an intellectual level even lower than that of Tinky Winky if this is true.
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Male 1,929
Well that`s because they`re less likely to be primal morons who`s only goal in life is to shag everyone.

:reads article:

Well I was expecting a more indepth analysis than that!

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Male 86
One of the most obvious posts in a long while.
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2,767
does that make tiger woods an idiot?
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Male 15,510
So very true :->
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Male 2,056
yes, smart guys don`t cheat
thats a no-brainer
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Male 7
Link: Intelligent Men Are More Sexually Faithful? [Rate Link] - That`s what a new study says--a high I.Q. is is now positively correlated with monogamy. What do you think I-A-B?
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