How to not be intimidating to men
Her friend, Tina, is a computer programmer with a tattoo and an Ivy League degree.
Both single, they instinctively know not to talk about their jobs with any men who approach them. than he is and, again, he’d likely say yes, as was discovered in a recent study led by psychologist Lora Park at the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Park’s latest research found that these men, once primed with romantic thoughts, actually perform better than they otherwise would on science and math tests.
Okay, so they're not all silver foxes cashing in major millions for blockbusters, but men actually are attracted to the Amal Clooneys of the world. In fact, men prefer smart women over busty bosoms or phat asses.
However, according to a study published in the November edition of Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, men are only attracted to intelligent women in theory.
He could achieve this, she says, by taking pride in his partner’s abilities and being happy for her successes—an attitude known as the “empathy response.” He could think of their skills as complementary: “She excels in domain A, whereas I excel in domain B.” Or he could focus on how his partner’s intelligence might benefit him or their life together in a variety of ways, like a better job that boosts them financially.
The bottom line, Pinkus stressed, is the perception of a shared fate, an overlapping of identities, a sense of “we.” But how does a brainy woman get from “me” to “we”?