Now, one of the most important signs of a man's power is his intelligence.It is the most pervasive expression of power because it touches every aspect of a man's life and facilitates all other expressions of power.
Nope, no suspicious looking people -- just some guys leaning against the trees with their hands in their pockets and a few other men selling Eiffel Towers made out of wire to tourists.
Hmmm, maybe the bracelet guys were just an urban legend after all.
But when one of the men under the tree saw me looking at him with a quizzical expression, he approached, greeted me in a friendly manner, and asked my nationality.
Someone rightly pointed out that part of what put men off was my desire to correct things they said that were inaccurate or participate in verbal sparring (I appreciate a good debate). Or is it a matter of combining my intelligence with enough social leverage to not make it my main feature?
I've reigned that in with good results but I want a man who actually likes my intelligence. This isn't the first time this question has shown up in the comments of this blog - or in my e-mail.