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Ultimately, you’re the only one who needs to be impressed, but don’t sell someone short on surface-level stuff. I have dated some very attractive airheads in the past, and I lost interest almost immediately. However, where this circumstance feels different is that it appears that what you are experiencing goes beyond mere attraction and is more about “chemistry,” which is much more difficult to find.
Much of what you expressed were fears of what MIGHT happen down the line; but in your present state, you sound rather happy.
That being said, all of your needs—from the bedroom to intellectual stimulation—should be met in a good relationship.
If you're truly not being challenged on an intellectual level, he might not be the best match.
But if he makes you happy and adds value to your life, [bleep] what everyone else thinks.
Don’t let a good guy go just because you’re worried about how other people will perceive him. But I can understand your “rational” concerns about intellectual compatibility.
Dating someone from a different background, someone who's a different type than what we typically go for, can be challenging in all of the best ways, and it can make you grow as a person.If you're always dating someone who's just like you, there's not much fun in that.