Don’t make the mistake of getting into heated debates or having to be right with a man you don’t know that well. What you’ve accomplished in life is no indication that you would make a great partner.
He probably isn’t worth the energy and you’ll come across like the bully. When I know something I don’t attribute it to the political science class I had freshman year or the environmental studies course I took in Italy while studying abroad. In dating, the women who are constantly reminding men, into college.
Don’t assume a man isn’t a catch because he doesn’t the same degrees or passion for the esoteric.
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.
What you do, who you know, and where you graduated from only impress men who are looking to use your credentials to make themselves seem important.
Leading with credentials are a quick way to come across as boring or self-important. Smart women seem to talk exponentially more than that.
There is a stigma in western culture that beauty and brains don’t mix.