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    Ah, I know I'm going to get torn down for this...why am I getting involved?!

    This will sound condescending & I'm sorry for that because that's not my intention, but; at 22, you are not a man, you are still a boy. I suspect that's why travel has been suggested previously in the thread. Having an adventure in your back yard is very different from the challenges, experiences & mind-broadening effects of travel. You could be THE most intelligent person in the world, but without breadth of mind & some degree of humility, you won't be of interest to any intelligent female. In fact, thinking that travel could offer you nothing is a catch 22, as it is exactly this type of person who needs to get out there & experience more than just their own limited view of the world.

    Do you have many friends? If so, how do you relate to them? A girlfriend is just a friend who is closer than any other, so if you have friends why should a girlfriend be harder to meet?

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    re: the last thing Sophaholic said, maybe you can ask some of your girls-that-are-friends if they know anyone you would be interested in and vice versa.

    Not everyone is actually as dumb as they seem, and not everyone is as smart as they seem. It's not like it's really raw intelligence you're after anyway.

    You have to understand it's a little funny that you basically came here and said "I'm super smart, I'm late everywhere, and my pants fit funny" because I'm healthy.

    You'll find somebody. Good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Perfidy View Post
    I don't understand anything that you said LOL.

    sorry what do you mean by either of them? Either the frat boy or the aggression-responder, or the frat boy and the wall turds?
    I am just not going to believe any women that claim that the kids with their chins sinking are attractive to them.
    False dichotomy. Not all men fall into one of these two strictly defined camps. I'll take door number 3, thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sophaholic View Post
    Ah, I know I'm going to get torn down for this...why am I getting involved?!

    This will sound condescending & I'm sorry for that because that's not my intention, but; at 22, you are not a man, you are still a boy. I suspect that's why travel has been suggested previously in the thread. Having an adventure in your back yard is very different from the challenges, experiences & mind-broadening effects of travel. You could be THE most intelligent person in the world, but without breadth of mind & some degree of humility, you won't be of interest to any intelligent female. In fact, thinking that travel could offer you nothing is a catch 22, as it is exactly this type of person who needs to get out there & experience more than just their own limited view of the world.

    Do you have many friends? If so, how do you relate to them? A girlfriend is just a friend who is closer than any other, so if you have friends why should a girlfriend be harder to meet?
    This was exactly my point.

    A long time ago I was 22, also. There had been 22 years of messages coming toward me to tell me I was the most intelligent person of them all. 99% of them academic messages. Academic intelligence is only one type of intelligence and it is easily lost as the world and what is known changes around you. At 22 and without much life experience, you really need to go out and do some living to get the full blossom of your intelligence. Seriously, you need an adventure that is WAY outside your comfort zone.

    For me, a divorce was a major source of blossoming--now all that stuff written about in literature finally made some sense. Experience living with alcoholics and drug addicts and then recovering from that was a major source of change--spiritual/emotional intelligence. Building pure physical intelligence, the intelligence of my body was a major change to my world view. I had lived life as a brain on a stick and now became more unified and whole.

    Anyway, get out there in the world and start living. It'll all fall into place.

    And don't be a bore. My boyfriend is incredibly intelligent but sometimes I get really sick of all the lectures. You can't even have a conversation with him because every 5th word becomes the subject of another encyclopedic lecture for 15 minutes before I can move on to the rest of my funny story.
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    Am I the only one who is a bit confused by this rant? I guess I don't totally get the point, if there is one, as it was expressed.
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    I have to say Wilton, I don't like the statement that women can more easily date people less intelligent than them. I'd say the total opposite is true, in fact. Women are valued primarily on our looks, and some guys feel emasculated if their woman is much smarter than them or, even worse, makes more money than them.

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    Having an adventure in your backyard is in no way similar to traveling. How could you possibly be challenged in your own backyard?

    Many yeas ago I was your age. For 18 months I traveled and worked my way around Europe; I taught English in Spain, picked grapes in France, cleaned fish in the furthest northern part of Norway and lived in a squat in Amsterdam. I had to use my wits to get by, there is no way I could have learned the things I learned in my own backyard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Urban Forager View Post
    Having an adventure in your backyard is in no way similar to traveling. How could you possibly be challenged in your own backyard?

    Many yeas ago I was your age. For 18 months I traveled and worked my way around Europe; I taught English in Spain, picked grapes in France, cleaned fish in the furthest northern part of Norway and lived in a squat in Amsterdam. I had to use my wits to get by, there is no way I could have learned the things I learned in my own backyard.
    Simple; challenge yourself. I do it all the time, and that is how I grow. It has not required another continent, country, or even state for me to grow tremendously as a person. I'm not really a lost soul requiring English lessons in Spain, grape picking in France, fish cleaning in Norway, or slum living in Amsterdam. I volunteer at a local children's receiving home where my goal is to be a role model for the kids; I pick grapes in my backyard! (lucky climate to live in); I go fishing in any of the many rivers and lakes nearby where I can then clean and eat the fish if I so choose; and I go camping in various places around the state where I can practice building my own shelter and all kinds of other bush skills. These are just examples that equate to what you did; there are many other adventures I find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wiltondeportes View Post
    Simple; challenge yourself. I do it all the time, and that is how I grow. It has not required another continent, country, or even state for me to grow tremendously as a person. I'm not really a lost soul requiring English lessons in Spain, grape picking in France, fish cleaning in Norway, or slum living in Amsterdam. I volunteer at a local children's receiving home where my goal is to be a role model for the kids; I pick grapes in my backyard! (lucky climate to live in); I go fishing in any of the many rivers and lakes nearby where I can then clean and eat the fish if I so choose; and I go camping in various places around the state where I can practice building my own shelter and all kinds of other bush skills. These are just examples that equate to what you did; there are many other adventures I find.
    None of the activities you listed have anything at all to do with experiencing a wide variety of people and their cultures. It's not about the places you go when you travel. It's about the experience. The world is a varied and mysterious place, and I can't imagine why anyone would consider that they have no need to enrich their lives through experiencing other cultures because they can go fishing in a local river. It is not at all the same thing. Reading about a culture in a textbook is not the same as experiencing it in person. Do you really have no interest at all in the world outside your limited home view?

    That's bananas, yo! :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by qqemokitty View Post
    None of the activities you listed have anything at all to do with experiencing a wide variety of people and their cultures. It's not about the places you go when you travel. It's about the experience. The world is a varied and mysterious place, and I can't imagine why anyone would consider that they have no need to enrich their lives through experiencing other cultures because they can go fishing in a local river. It is not at all the same thing. Reading about a culture in a textbook is not the same as experiencing it in person. Do you really have no interest at all in the world outside your limited home view?

    That's bananas, yo! :P
    I do want to travel, but I'm not expecting it to be life-changing. I just expect it to be fun. Why would all of my world views change after all the research and thought I've put into them? The argument that I'll come back changed, as if my logic will turn on its axis like a polar realignment of the Earth, is weak to me.
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