There is a stigma in western culture that beauty and brains don’t mix.
If your date makes a statement that you disagree with or you know for a fact isn’t true don’t make it a big deal.
You’re smart enough to know that you don’t need to see him again if he isn’t a fit.
No man goes out to a bar, to a nightclub, to a strip club for that matter to meet an intelligent woman.
He isn’t searching for laundry list of degrees or accolades.
Caring about what you look like isn’t the ultimate betrayal of feminism or an insult to female intelligence.
Feeling beautiful is an essential part of being a woman yet some very intelligent women ignore their looks almost as an allegiance to their intelligence.
Successful flirting is largely based on how you make a man feel.
If you’re hammering your point home and drilling it into your date that you’re right and he’s wrong instead of seeming smart you’ll seem mean.
Listening is far more attractive than talking and the most intelligent women know this. Not to say that you can’t fulfill your thirst for intellectual stimulation but the mistake I’ve seen smart women make is judging a man too soon by his level or perceived intelligence.
Keep an open mind to the various ways that intelligence shows up in a conversation.
At the end of the day do you want a man who isn’t attracted to all of you?