If I were to postulate a reason for this, it’s that society’s standards of masculinity and power is one in which the male is dominant—not just in physicality, but also in intelligence, ambition, and earning potential.

Men might prefer less accomplished women for the same reason that many women prefer taller men.

And that's sad, because accomplishments are not an adequate substitute for genuine human connection.

A résumé cannot keep you warm at night in the middle of a blizzard, and I can personally attest that winters in Cambridge are really, really cold.

When the demographics are reversed, however, women will rate the guy wearing a Harvard-emblazoned shirt as more attractive than the one without.

According to another study, men prefer smart women in theory, but not in real life.

Unfortunately, Harvard kids are a lot more risk-averse than your average Joe, which doesn't translate super well into successful first dates.

You don’t have to be a math concentrator to figure out that Harvard’s a great place to be young and lonely.And those smart girls wearing Harvard T-shirts might not be that bad after all.Instead, the proliferation of hookup culture on college campuses is displacing a would-be culture of dating.That failsafe “I go to Harvard” pickup line no longer works on that cute girl in section, because—surprise! When women are educated and accomplished, they tend to hold higher standards for their dating partners.One common complaint among friends of mine: “Where are all the dateable guys? The dateable guys might be right in front of us, hiding in plain sight.After all, the fact that few people are dating means that there’s a surplus of eligible bachelors and bachelorettes on campus.