Now that this is nearing 100,000 notes, I need to clear something up:
The Venn Diagram of boys who don’t like smart girls and boys you shouldn’t date is NOT a circle.
The thing is, if it were a circle, this would mean that the set of “boys you don’t want to date” is exactly the same as the set of “boys who don’t like smart girls.” But in fact I can imagine many situations in which you might not want to date a boy who DOES like smart girls. Some of these boys might include:
* Boys you just don’t want to date.
* Your brother.
So in fact, the circle of boys you don’t want to date is larger than, but entirely includes, the circle of boys who don’t like smart girls.
I love that Hank and John Green are sharing vital information for life—like this—to a primarily young adult audience. If I’d had this kind of influence in my younger years, a lot of the things I’ve had to learn through my own mistakes and the subsequent emotional fallout might never have happened… like sticking too long with a guy who had a complex about my being supposedly smarter than he was.