I’ve been single for a long time now, which means I’ve been in the dating scene off and on (mostly on) for a long time now, as well. In that time, I have listened to so many dates tell me just “how dumb their ex” was. In fact, almost just as often, I hear people in relationships talk about “how dumb their ex” was. Heck, I’ve probably told people, “my ex was so dumb!” Haha.

Anyway… That got me to thinking, and I built this poll (full of little sub-polls) because I am sincerely curious as to what the end results will be… Whether you’re single or in a relationship, I bet we’ll all learn a few things here. Have fun with it, and it’s 100% anonymous, so I dare you to be 100% honest!

Before you answer the rest of the questions, ANSWER THIS… Don’t forget to click “vote.”

Was your ex smarter or dumber than you?

Intelligence is measured in so many different ways. Albert Einstein said, “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”

Let’s have a little fun. Now think about each of the following questions and answer it with blatant honesty…
NOTE: This is a “smarter or dumber” poll. You have to choose one or the other. There is no “equal” or “same” button with these. Be sure to hit “vote” after each!

Was your ex smarter or dumber than you when it came to computers & technology?

Was your ex smarter or dumber than you when it came to things with engines?

Was your ex smarter or dumber than you when it came to writing, reading, & vocabulary?

Was your ex smarter or dumber than you when it came to math?

Was your ex smarter or dumber than you when it came to science and space?

Was your ex smarter or dumber than you when it came to reading people?

Was your ex smarter or dumber than you when it came to understanding thoughts & emotions?

Was your ex smarter or dumber than you when it came to making new friends?

Was your ex smarter or dumber than you when it came to pop culture?

Was your ex smarter or dumber than you when it came to spiritual or astrological things?

Was your ex smarter or dumber than you when it came to fitness & nutrition?

Was your ex smarter or dumber than you when it came to street smarts?

Was your ex smarter or dumber than you when it came to business things?

Was your ex smarter or dumber than you when it came to artistic and creative things?

Was your ex smarter or dumber than you when it came to diffusing tough situations?

Was your ex smarter or dumber than you when it came to music?

Was your ex smarter or dumber than you when it came to everything outdoors?

Was your ex smarter or dumber than you when it came to remembering things?

Was your ex smarter or dumber than you when it came to goals and planning?

Was your ex smarter or dumber than you when it came to children?

Was your ex smarter or dumber than you when it came to sexual matters?

Was your ex smarter or dumber than you when it came to positivity and general outlook?

Was your ex smarter or dumber than you when it came to political things?

Was your ex smarter or dumber than you when it came to sports?

Was your ex smarter or dumber than you when it came to other cultures?

Was your ex smarter or dumber than you when it came to self-preservation?

Was your ex smarter or dumber than you when it came to generosity?

Now that you’ve been thinking about all these different aspects of intelligence, answer the first question again:

Was your ex smarter or dumber than you?

Two more questions! First:

When you re-answered the question, did you think your ex was smarter or dumber (compared to you) than you originally thought?

And finally:

When you re-answered the question, did you think you were smarter or dumber (compared to your ex) than you originally thought?

You’re done! And you’re awesome.

Whether you think you’re smarter or dumber than your ex, you’re definitely smart enough to look at the data and take what you want away from it! So have fun making all sorts of over-analyzations and assumptions from this very non-scientific poll. Haha.

By the way… Before creating this poll, my assumptions were as follows:

  1. Most people who thought their exes were dumber would find their ex to be smarter than originally thought.
  2. Most people who thought their exes were smarter would realize that they themselves were smarter than originally thought.

Who knows. I may be wrong. It may also be completely dependent on people’s ability to be honest about sensitive topics. I can’t wait to see how the poll turns out and for the discussion that will ensue over on my Facebook wall!

Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing

PS. Do me a favor and go like/comment on the Facebook post? These polls work best when a ton of people take them!

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Dan Pearce is an American-born author, app developer, photographer, and artist. This blog, Single Dad Laughing, is what he's most known for, with more than 2 million daily subscribers as of 2017. Pearce writes mostly humorous and introspective works, as well as his musings which span from fatherhood, to dating, to life, to the people and dynamics of society. Single Dad Laughing is much more than a blog. It's an incredible community of people just being real and awesome together!