The vast majority of my dating experience has been with middle-class American white women. Overwhelmingly they impress me as a petty, timid creatures. By and large, I don't think they like men of elegance and style. In first place, they are so habituated to the "slob" look of the average American male, that they fear that a man of elegance and refinement is probably, at best, a gay man using them for a smokescreen, at worst a Hannibal Lecter-like serial killer who is going to cut them into little pieces and stuff them in the trunk of his car. They also don't like to be outclassed in the style department--this is a chronic source of tension between my wife and myself. I also think most women are put off by any kind of male attire with a touch of offbeat panache, e.g., spectators, fedoras. For that matter, although women may claim they like "intelligence" in a man, unless it takes the forum of shrewdness and financial acumen, they (for the most part) don't like intellect and erudition. Actually, I find lower-class women are often more attracted to masculine elegance. They are generally bolder than their insipid middle-class counterparts and also are impressed by men they consider "classy." In the end, though, it really comes down to money, "Poor is to men as ugly is to women."