Men have two choices: find female strength captivatingly attractive, or be insecure and intimidated
I have heard it too many times:
A man likes a quiet woman. Guys don’t respond well to smart girls. Educated women are too intimidating to attract good men.
I understand why we believe these things. It’s a nice story. It makes sense of the success of some women to find husbands, and the failure of others. As Christians (and as humans),we feel very clever when we get to diagnose the cause and cure of singleness. “You’re too opinionated.You’re too boisterous. A woman should be small, quiet, and delicate.”
Yet, it’s easy to forget in the midst of all our diagnosing: whether a woman is intimidating is a factor of male perception, not female personality. Do we want women to be less intimidating? That’s a question to be put to men who experience them as such, and we can only wait for such men to grow. The real question we…
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