How important intellectual compatibility in a relationship is to you? So I’ve met this girl and she’s kind, sweet and loving. I’m attracted to her physically as well. But she just does not stimulate me intellectually. All is good and well now that we see each other couple of times a week for a limited time, but trying to project how our relationship or marriage would look like, I can imagine how bored I would probably be with her. Ok someone can say you can try to satisfy your intellectual curiosity talking to other people live or online, reading, having your side projects…and while that’s true, I don’t think I can truly connect with someone I cannot share my intellectual interests. And I’m not saying I expect her to have a degree or know a lot of trivia, but I’m the kind of person who gets interested and quite enthusiastic about a certain topic, devours a tonne of literature on the subject and then want to share that knowledge and enthusiasm with the person I love. And if she’s not receptive to it, it would find something in a relationship severely lacking and it would reflect on my attitude towards that person. Do any of you have personal experience on this topic and what are your takes?