My husband always used to joke that when I turned 40 he’d trade me in for two 20-year-olds.
As I’ve gotten closer to 40, he stopped saying that, and I asked him why.
He said, “Well, that would be like leaving purgatory for hell.”
Edited to add the explanation:
My husband has changed over time from desiring appearance to desiring intelligence.
He had a lot of “pretty” girlfriends before we met (he was in his late 20s) but he didn’t want to marry any of them – but when we met he found me pretty and had a brain as well.
Now, when he stops to think about it, the idea of a life without conversing with me makes him sad, even though that includes arguments and debates and things where we don’t agree on stuff (or maybe especially because of that.)
And because he is Christian, he personally believes that there is something better that awaits us after this life – “heaven”.
Originally Posted: https://www.quora.com/Do-men-like-intelligent-women
Originally Posted On: 2015-10-17