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HAPPY MARRIAGE ?? YOUR WIFE SHOULD BE 27% SMARTER THAN YOU !!

 
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HAPPY MARRIAGE ?? YOUR WIFE SHOULD BE 27% SMARTER THAN YOU !!
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March 3, 2010 12:43 PM PST
Why your wife should be 27% smarter than you
by Chris Matyszczyk


I, like many others, am looking for science to control the world. Humans have used their instincts for far too long. They have bungled too much. Now it's time for the scientific to become beatific.

I am therefore leaping as if it were February 29 to discover that scientists in Europe have finally come up with the perfect formula for the ultimate human condition: marriage.

Regular sufferers here will know that this subject fascinates me beyond the usual level of engagement. A little while ago, mathematicians came up with a formula for choosing a wife. Essentially, it involved selecting the 38th woman you meet. And now, in a study due to be published in the April 16 issue of the European Journal of Operational Research, science begins to take even more uncertainty out of the marriage principle.

The Swiss study, romantically entitled "Optimizing the marriage market: An application of the linear assignment model," offers solutions to life's biggest problem. The abstract begins by taking all thoughts of love and passion and tossing them down the chasm of objectivity: "Research shows that the success of marriages and other intimate partnerships depends on objective attributes such as differences in age, cultural background, and educational level."


Will it last? Is she 27 percent smarter?

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The highlights are, indeed, a joy to behold, squeeze tightly, and never, ever let go. The perfect wife is five years younger than her husband. She is from the same cultural background. And, please stare at this very carefully: she is at least 27 percent smarter than her husband. Yes, 35 percent smarter seems to be tolerable. But 12 percent smarter seems unacceptable. In an ideal world--which is the goal of every scientist--your wife should have a college degree, and you should not. At least that's what these scientists believe.

I know your bit will already be chomped with your enthusiasm for learning these learned scientists' methodology. Well, they interviewed 1,074 married and cohabiting couples. And they declared, "To produce our optimization model, we use the assumption of a central 'agency' that would coordinate the matching of couples." Indeed.

This optimization led research leader Nguyen Vi Cao to speak with some certainty to the Telegraph: "If people follow these guidelines in choosing their partners, they can increase their chances of a happy, long marriage by up to 20 percent."

Up to? Couldn't they be a little more exact? That 27 percent thing seemed pretty exact.

Still, let me tell you about one of these guidelines: marrying a divorcee makes it far more unlikely that you will be happy. I know, I know. It doesn't seem fair, does it? But science has spoken. And when science speaks, you bow your head until your nose tickles the frigid floor tiles.

I am concerned, though, about what this research might mean for the future of dating. Does this mean that every single, available man and woman should have with them an IQ questionnaire at all times--like a batch of questions Google asks during interviews?

There you are, seated at the bar, third martini twirling between your lonely fingers, when you espy a tousled-haired lady whose fingers seem to be lonely too.

You go through your usual opening lines. You know, like, "Is your dad an alien? Because there is nothing else like you in this world?" Or, for the more intellectual type, "I know why Solomon had 600 wives. Because he never found you."

Then you stop yourself and remember the research. "What's the square root of 4,724?" you whisper. Just imagine how your heart will pound, your palms will sweat, and your eyes will tear up when she instantly gives you the correct answer.

Mind you, what if she then looks at you and says, "Who was the first president of the United States?" What if you actually know, but fear that giving the correct answer might indicate that you are far less than 27 percent more stupid than your potential paramour? Do you deliberately answer "George W. Bush"? Or even "Kevin Kline"?

Love. Even in the ideal world, it's hard to make it ideal.
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My wife is the smartest woman in the World...for obvious reasons


lol
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this is a trick question,if our wifes were any smarter then semi-retarded they would never marry us,I declare this an epic fail
Dozens of them. Armed to the teeth. I'm outnumbered. Outgunned. But the alley is crooked, dark, and very narrow. They can't surround me. Sometimes you can beat the odds with a careful choice of where to fight.



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so my wife should have a 180 IQ

any woman that smart would NOT want me :)
 Quoting: ^TrInItY^

lol

Hey I thought the IQ prefect score was 100..you must have gotten extra credit





lol
For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.
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A great dichotomy !! End road !

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so my wife should have a 180 IQ

any woman that smart would NOT want me :)
 Quoting: ^TrInItY^
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so my wife should have a 180 IQ

any woman that smart would NOT want me :)
 Quoting: ^TrInItY^


My cousin is a bigwig in the advertising industry and she said something similar to the study here. She then told me to prepare to be miserable or learn to settle, because any chick much smarter than me probably parts her legs twice a year.
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so my wife should have a 180 IQ

any woman that smart would NOT want me :)

lol

Hey I thought the IQ prefect score was 100..you must have gotten extra credit





lol
 Quoting: mathetes

100 is average.
mensa is 130 and above.
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stupid...i have to dumb myself down most of the time to get a date...

last time i told a girl at a bar about how PVC (polyvinyl chloride, i was explaining them, im pro PVC by the way, don't get me mixed up with hippie PETA kids) (she was wearing PVC pants) was actually made, she looked at me and left.

no, i just drool and say's "dems's some shiny pants...you's pretty.."

works better.
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Great, so as a man with an I.Q. of 175 I would need to find a woman with an I.Q. of....


222.25!

So slightly over the I.Q. of the smartest woman in the world.

:)

Great!

So...

Any brilliant alien girls out there looking for a date?
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That's unpossible!
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Women have a harder time accepting anything critical. They have a harder time being corrected if they are wrong. They have a harder time being instructed or educated if they don't understand something.

That's been my experience anyway.
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I can see that.

The former Mrs. Deco is smarter than I am...maybe that's why she's now the former Mrs. Deco
In ten years we'll look back on this moment, laugh nervously, and quickly change the subject.
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the happy men are 27% LOWER in IQ ( notice they don't say she is is 127 )and it takes 38 meetings to finally meet the "happy go lucky puppy dog type male" that declares himself "happily " and successfully married ( and also the wife must have to put her comments into the stats too!!)

the data is skewed -but I am glad for those couples-having a happy relationship/marriage is a fantastic thing and many of us will never know that feeling

big shock though ( insert sarcasm here ) is that the happiest couples are the ones that have the dopey and less than mentally equal husbands..

...nothing wrong with being dominated because us "intelligent" guys sometimes tend to be socially "at risk" some of the time (especially when we're being treated like an intellectually inferior mongoloid type person )

in the old days-we called that "pussy whipped"- they finally scientifically and mathematically proved something with a multi-million dollar study-stuff I knew when I was a kid

Dumb pussy whipped guys get along better with their girls than
the other 73%+++ of us because I know for a fact those a lot of those guys in that survey are LYING!!-haha
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so my wife should have a 180 IQ

any woman that smart would NOT want me :)

lol

Hey I thought the IQ prefect score was 100..you must have gotten extra credit





lol

100 is average.
mensa is 130 and above.
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I guess you missed the lol
For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.
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This is BULLstir

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- "Your best investment is ammo, because it's going to weird quickly." - AC 1196210

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so my wife should have a 180 IQ

any woman that smart would NOT want me :)

lol

Hey I thought the IQ prefect score was 100..you must have gotten extra credit





lol

100 is average.
mensa is 130 and above.

I guess you missed the lol
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didn't miss it. just didn't think there was a whole lot of wit to it...thought maybe you needed some extra credit..lol
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(insert the slap-a-bitch picture here)
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- "Rebellion to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson's Personal Seal
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this is a trick question,if our wifes were any smarter then semi-retarded they would never marry us,I declare this an epic fail
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+1
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College degrees don't make people smarter. Have you seen the average college student. All they do is get drunk and screw. Most of them squeak by with the minimal grades to not get kicked out.

Higher intelligence is the ability to grasp the threads running through things and connect them, and a superior memory. You can't go to an institution to have higher intelligence, you either have it or you don't. If you don't you have to work very hard to compete with the gifted. most people nowadays don't cherish intelligence, they just want money and fame and equate that with intelligence. Just watch any fame whore "reality" tv and they is profoundly disproved.
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The problem with this, and being a smart woman, we get bored with people, men included who are not as smart as us. It's hard to hold a conversation, never mind get things done.

Ever try to convince a less smart person the better way to do a task? Not much fun, and can lead to big fights

Might be happy for the man but not for the woman.
No good deed goes unpunished.
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W-h-a-t-e-v-a!

I'm 2 years older than my husband and we're from different cultural backgrounds and we've last almost 9 years. I am the smarter one though. Maybe not with the "emotional IQ". He's the more emotionally stable one, I am the crazy, insane one, but he likes it! I keep him on his toes and keeps his life exciting, and he keeps me grounded!

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