Dating genius single
I nixed the small talk and upgraded my conversations from “Hey, what’s up? Will is an Instagram friend I’ve never met who went to the same college as me. But in person, he seemed more melancholy and low-energy than his texting game suggested. Maybe it was because the other 24 dates ended with no more than a tight hug and low expectations.
This did not seem appealing to someone who had just gotten her period after being on nine dates, so we chatted on the phone instead—hey, it counts, okay?
As Jim Winer writes, intelligent people "are not afraid to say: 'I don't know.' If they don't know it, they can learn it." Winer's observation is backed up by a classic study by Justin Kruger and David Dunning, which found that the less intelligent you are, the more you overestimate your cognitive abilities.
In one experiment, for example, students who'd scored in the lowest quartile on a test adapted from the LSAT overestimated the number of questions they'd gotten right by nearly 50 percent.
Scientists followed thousands of people born in the U. for 50 years and learned that 11-year-olds who'd scored higher on an IQ test turned out to be more open to experience at 50.
Smart people don't close themselves off to new ideas or opportunities.
I was too distracted by my Peroni buzz and Johnny’s biceps to really get upset about this though...