Salon's bad advice
When are women going to stop giving other women bad advice about how to get a man?
"Not surprisingly, the study found that men were willing to put aside their prejudice against clever women for hookups and short-term flings. So funny ladies, if you're looking for more than a one-night stand, just keep your mouth shut and laugh at whatever he says. "
I'm sure the quote above was meant tongue-in-cheek, but misguided girlfriends (not to mention women's magazines) give this sort of "tip" all the time. Never mind that only half the men in the study found funny girls threatening. Never mind that only people in their twenties were interviewed. It's just easier to tell women that all men are insecure dolts and that the only way to snag one is to play dumb.