#6: Gentlemen Prefer Brains
That title is, depending on your pop culture reference points, either a riff on the classic Marilyn Monroe film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (itself an adaptation of Anita Loos’ novel) or a seemingly-macabre and zombie-esque take on how to seduce men.
We’re referencing the former, but in a world where Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is a thing, comparing single men to zombies is an admittedly humorous idea, albeit just as ludicrous as their being simplistic easily-led dogs.
It doesn’t matter what your own interpretation of that line is, so long as you’re using your brain. Much of this article has been devoted to areas of personality and attitude, with a few nods to common aesthetic touches, but it’s the intelligence, integrity and humanity of ANY human being which helps make them who they are and helps determine their worth—and in more than a romantic sense.
Too many of these articles treat attracting men as the be-all and end-all of a woman’s life. Spoiler alert: it isn’t. That doesn’t make romance any less special or precious, but it does put it into perspective.
For thousands of years, women were reduced to property, and their lives reduced to products in a marriage market. That isn’t and shouldn’t be the case today.
More women than men currently attend and graduate college in the United States than men, and that’s a trend that’s likely to continue in the near future. As such, not only do many good men prefer women with great minds, but intelligence and awareness are their own rewards.
Have opinions on things, your OWN opinions! Research them, question them, challenge them—and challenge yourself! You’ll find that you not only have a head start on how to flirt with men, but you’ll be a more informed, more fulfilled and, yes, a more interesting person.
And do it FOR yourself. It’s all well and good to pass the time with tips, tricks and witticisms on how to attract men, but it’ll all be ultimately hollow and unfulfilling if you aren’t happy with and find value in yourself as an individual, brilliant, beautiful, and bold in your own right.