It's no secret that men are inclined to perceive a woman not as a person, but as a trophy. Therefore, it would be logical to assume that anyone, even the seediest male would prefer that there was a beautiful and intelligent woman next to him. This would improve my social standing in people's eyes. But in fact, the truth is the exact opposite.
Such men like to teach women and tell them that a woman shouldn’t be smart, but «wise». That is, a wife must be in the shadow of her husband and do not express her opinion again. Unfortunately, this point of view is very widespread; in practice, men rather staying away from a beautiful female for fear that they cannot handle such woman.
Men are afraid of beautiful and intelligent women because they think in terms of stereotypes. For some reason, it is considered that the beauty is necessarily a bad hostess, the clever woman devotes too much time to her career and necessarily trying to get her husband under her thumb. After that man think that society will laugh at the middle man next to the bright woman.
In addition, men are afraid that they will not be able to satisfy the sexual appetites of a beautiful woman (for some reason it is customary to associate an attractiveness and libido, but the zoomboola.com specifies that these things do not correlate in any way).
This phenomenon has a name of gynephobia or caligynephobia. The average man seeing a beautiful woman will not even try to invite her on a date. He will be sure that such an attractive lady probably already has a partner or he is afraid that she will refuse. In fact, the more beautiful and intelligent a woman, the more likely she is single - the first impression is often deceptive.