The most common complaint I hear from the smart, beautiful women I work with is that men always seem intimidated by them.
I get it; before I became a professional matchmaker, I felt that, too.
You want to make sure you remain coherent because you never know who you'll meet that night.
Although you may feel tempted to drink more to calm nerves, stay within the range of one or two drinks.
Unfortunately, they try to counteract their intimidation by lowering their standards and acting out to receive attention, which only increases their loneliness.
Often, women who intimidate men with their beauty and brains think they need to dumb themselves down to score a guy.
He may notice other women as you notice other men, but he'll still choose you.
But the only way he can find you is if you are yourself.
I totally get that RBF is a disease that plagues many women, so you will need to practice smiling more and focusing on the positive. A genuine smile softens the face and makes you look more inviting and approachable. It takes a lot of courage to approach a woman, and I recommend rewarding a man's efforts by politely talking to him, even if it's only for a few minutes.
Other men will probably notice your friendliness and muster up the courage to talk to you as well. Feel free to start conversations with men and woman.