Wow, interesting group of replies. Â I guess this was more of a thought experiment/complaint on my behalf rather than seeking out constructive advice.
I've got to disagree with the assumption that professional women will be the ones interested in art, etc... From my experience, these same people are so focused on their niche that you can't have a meaningful conservation about anything else.
My short, ok, moderately long, description of ideal qualities combined the professional aspect with the arts/culture interests since they tend to run side-by-side in the majority of my social circles. Â LA Guy--Your recommendation of humanity academics is great, however, I find that my schedule isn't conducive for philo and lit people. Â Work comes first, and dating a distant second. Â Finding someone with similar priorities would be nice.
Instead, I submit that you will continue to have difficulties dating women until you stop calling yourself and viewing yourself as a "nerd".
I like nerds. Â What's wrong with nerds? Â I'm sorry, but anyone who has a doctorate or masters in philosophy, art history, or19th century British literature constitutes a small minority of the population with less than mainstream interests. Â I'm perfectly content to have a two hour conversation about the lighting effects employed by Vermeer.