Well...I have worked in the biotech and medical fields. There are tons of great looking girls in traditional "nerd" positions who have no problems getting dates.
Sad, but true.
Unless he doesn't know one way or the other on first sight. I remember as a teenage girl I would want to go check out the cute guys. One acquaintance said I should be looking for someone who had a good personality and was intelligent. I never went up to a guy and thought, he's the ugliest thing alive, but he might have a great personality, so I'll go after him.
My husband noticed my -- uh --assets first, then found out about the intelligence after we talked.
I have a degree in Computer Science and a minor in Chemistry. For 3 years in college, I was actually studying to be a Chemical Engineer.
I was also 5' 7", blond haired, blue-eyed, and about 110 lbs. I did not dress like a frump, either, and was known for lying around my apartment pool in my bikini.
Anyway, when I would go out with my girlfriends dancing sometimes I would lie about my major. My girlfriends would enjoy my escapades because I would tell these young men that I was an elementary education major. They always believed me, and they always ended up dancing with me most of the night.
Whenever I was truthful about my real major, lots of young men would not dance long.
I even had a good friend of mine tell me that I was too cute to be in engineering.
I met my husband at work, so there was no hiding my intelligence. I'm just glad that he liked a smart woman. In fact, I know he sometimes wishes that I had more things to talk about than the kids. My kids are older, and I need to go back to work.