I believe this question is meaningless.
We all pick with different criteria. There are people who only care about... the more physical side of a relationship and therefore have no use for academic qualifications. Others want more intimacy and could feel better if they could discuss everyday work problems with their significant others. How can you meaningfully compare the choices of these two? What meaningful information can you gain from such a comparison or from the preferences of others seen in the poll?
Perhaps a better question would be "Would you date a non-scientist IF what you look for in a relationship is so-and-so"
I think the problem here is not the women, it's you. You sound very narrow minded and unwilling to accept anything that's different from yourself.I guess in my case I am looking more on an emotional side than sexual. What I want from a relationship is a combination of a feeling of self-worth as well as the fulfillment of a need to connect to someone emotionally.
On self worth part, I need to convince myself that someone appreciates me enough to actually date me. This is a big issue because, due to Asperger Syndrome, most people don't.
On emotionally connecting part, I guess I just don't want to feel lonely and want someone to care for me. I feel that perhaps if I will be with the right girl it would take me to "another dimension" so to speak. Well I had 7 girls and none of them took me to "another dimension". But on the other hand, there was that other girl, Anne, who rejected me. SHE was the graduate student in math. And I feel that if only I had HER, things would be perfect, because I enjoyed that week I spent with her back in 2005. That is what makes me wonder that perhaps I can replace her with someone else who is either a graduate student, like she was, or better.
What I don't want from a relationship is a girl that requires so much time that it sacrifices my physics. That is one reason I feel scientist would respect that.
The other reason I want a scientist is self worth part. I mean if I think about it, it sounds very silly if I "look up" to a girl who only has high school deploma as a credible source of someone who "appreciates me". In fact, it will only ruin my self esteem more. I mean how can I respect myself if I am willing to stoop down to a level that most physicists don't? And this is where the "poll" comes in: if most physicists ARE willing to date non-scientists then perhaps it is not such a bad thing.