There is an interesting comment on women playing dumb when trying to snare a man:
Men want us lobotomised
In speed dating I did a lot better as a simpering, giggly florist than as a dazzlingly literate lawyer
Saturday December 29, 2007
As you can see from the 321 responses, it must have hit a sensitive spot. (many are from offended blokes!)
I largely agree with the sentiment expressed in the piece, and have observed this kind of dumbing down myself on occasions.
The fundamental flaw in this "investigation" is, however, that sensible men who appreciate women in the bright-to-brilliant range of the spectrum will most definitely never ever attend a speed dating session. Or any other kind of meat market. So if the author really wants a man to discuss Heidegger with (which I somehow doubt) she should drop by the nearest university's philosophy department rather than any seedy bars.