Are Intelligent, Socially Awkward Males Unsuccessful Women Due to Being "Shallow?" As the title, Are Intelligent, Socially Awkward Males Unsuccessful Women Due to Being "Shallow?", would suggest, my hypothesis is that we (or at the very least, "I") have had trouble talking and dealing with women because i got nervous before talking to her. this is a typical story when you think about it: "Hey man, there's this girl i like i see in class and i need to know what to say to her." "What do you mean "what to say to her?" "Well, you know, talk. i haven't talked to her yet." "Are you saying you haven't talk to this girl, but the reason you're scared to talk to her is that you like her?" "Basically." "How can you say you like her if you haven't talked to her?" "Um... I dunno, i mean she's cute and she's in my class so she's probably at least kind of smart." "But you like her based only upon what you've seen and observed from her?" "yes, as it is the scientific way!" "Can't you see you're only judging her upon her looks? Even while she may be smart, you still haven't said a word to her You probably haven't event made eye contact with her. does she know you exist?" "Um.... Well... I mean she's in the same class as me, i notice people in my classes. I see no reason as to why she wouldn't also possess this ability." "Tricky story there, Generic Creepy Physics Student's Name, truth is: you've been creepin' her on her looks, man. not cool. you should never like a girl based on what she looks like." And thus concludes the example of the story. I believe this nervousness is to do with liking or otherwise being sexually goal oriented with her. Thus, placing some mental place value in my brain based solely upon her looks and outward portrayal of her being. This is incredulously shallow behaviour that i deem problematic, so to say, with my principle motive of getting to know this female with interest in 'touching some boobs' while i'm at it. point is, go talk to people. i'm saying this to myself. Anyone who also feels this to be a portrayal of their excuse for a 'sex-life' may choose to think about the topic and determine whether or not their own behaviour needs analyzing; i know mine does.