A smart woman is the right type of woman.
The actual reasons to date a smart woman are almost too numerous to count, but I am going to list 5 of the most important in my opinion.
1. A smart woman adds to your life.A woman who has her life together, or at least has a positive direction that she is working towards, is an asset. She has goals, dreams, and aspirations. Her concern is on what she can do to get ahead in life and what she can bring to the table. A smart woman is not simply waiting around for a handout or only looking at what you can do for her. She wants to be successful and contribute to your success at the same time. Her focus and determination will ultimately inspire you to be your best self.
2. A smart woman knows her worth.
She doesn't walk around half naked all of the time in an effort to get you to sleep with her. Her self-image is intact enough that she realizes she is more than eye candy or a vagina with legs. She might be physically gorgeous, but your favorite things about her won't be her long legs or luscious lips. You will fall in love with her sense of humor, the conversations that you have, and the way that she makes you feel. No, you may not want to admit that to your boys, but she knows she's a good catch and you'll respect that.
3. A smart woman doesn't expect you to be perfect.
Women that have tainted or false perceptions of relationships tend to expect their men to be flawless. They want to be with someone who is perfect in every way. Aside from Jesus, there has never been a perfect man. A smart woman realizes this and keeps her focus on what her man is and what he can be. No, I'm not saying that she will automatically try to change you but she will demand a certain amount of maturity from you. She'll let you make mistakes, but she will also expect you to learn from them. She will even help you understand your mistakes (most of the time) or she'll just give you that look that says "You're an idiot" and you'll eventually figure it out for yourself.
4. A smart woman will be loved by your family.
Unless your family just refuses to like anyone that you bring home, they are going to love this woman. She's got a good head on her shoulders, knows what she wants out of life, and has a positive effect on you. They would be crazy not to accept her. If there are still any reservations about her at the end of the day, then put her in a room with your mother for an hour. If she survives - she's definitely a keeper.
5. A smart woman will give 100%.
Smart women have a hard time giving less than 100%. They strive for success in the professional and personal areas of their lives. A relationship with her will be hard. I say this because she will expect 100% from you as well and you might not be used to this. Personally, I grew accustomed to getting whatever I wanted out of relationships. Then, I met someone who actually challenged me to meet them half way and that literally changed everything. Smart women know that they have options and a smart man will realize this. If you want to keep her then you've got to do your fair share of the work in order to match hers.
*Pro-tip: Try and out-do her in the relationship. Smart women don't like to be out matched in anything so she will compete with you - competition is good.*
Finding the right woman is hard, keeping her will be harder, but being the right man for her will probably be the hardest thing you'll do. Like they say, "Anything worth having is worth working for". Also, if marriage is in your plans, dating smart women is the first step towards finding a great wife!
What did I miss? I'd love to hear your thoughts on why it is or isn't important to date smart women.
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