Brains Over Beauty: 6 of Our Intellectual Crushes

May 23, 2012 ‐ By

Have you ever dated a man who was visually appealing but once he opened his mouth you realized, so sadly, that he wasn’t the brightest bulb in the box? It’s tragic. A pretty face will take you far but if that’s all you have to offer, it gets really old, really fast. It’s always nice to have some knowledge inside a pretty face. Check out the celeb men who meet the requirement.

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  • LoveandHappiness

    Mmmm….give me Mos Def any day. 

  • L-Boogie

    Nice list. Could of added Dead Prez and Wale Folarin.  Fine and poetic.

  • Nestafan2

    Nas should have been on this list.  Can’t stand Michael Eric Dyson.

  • Candacey Doris

    Love this list, but especially Ben Carson When i was little he was my big inspiration, other than my parents.

  • universal

    unfortunately, most, if not about 95% of the “hot” women always go for the jocks and criminals…. i mean the intellectuals win about 5% of the time, and thats on a good day.

    • Guest

      that’s not true… its like saying all the good looking guys only go for the chicks that look good but have no brains… everyone has different taste and different ideas of what does it for them… all the guys on this list happen to be good looking so that doesn’t hurt….

  • Ahudson0983

    I would’ve loved this list much more if Nas was on here….

  • Tagirl

    Great list! Dr. Carson is absolutely amazing! I loved the movie about “Gifted Hands.” 

  • Wordboy32310

    I’m kind of surprised Neil deGrasse Tyson didn’t make the list. 

  • pam

    Ummmm….but then Hill Harper was dating video ho’ Dolecia Bryant. What kinda message is THAT??!

    • Anticliché

      A woman would say that. To me he only gets MORE props for getting with that pretty lady and seeing where it goes. You never know she could be a closet intellectual. I’ve run into a few of those myself.

  • Truth0312

    Substance and beauty, can’t beat it. 🙂 

  • Msshae2010

    Loved the list and all the brothas are superfine…I love all my black men though LOL