A friend of mine on the meetup forums recently asked a question about where and how to meet more intelligent women. He feels that he can't be attracted to a woman unless she has a good degree of intelligence, and thinks that the bar and club scene doesn't cater to these types of women.
I couldn't disagree more. I think this is a limiting belief that can be easily fixed with a few perspective changes:
First, turn the tables on yourself. If you are an intelligent guy, how much of that intelligence are you really able to display in a noisy bar or club? Sure you could do nothing but game in bookstores, but there would be a lot less women and it would take you much longer to make progress. That's why real life, intelligent, mature people still go to stupid noisy shallow clubs. If you work on yourself and your ability to develop enough attraction to get the ditzy bimbo into a day 2, you might learn on day 2 that she's actually really intelligent in a quieter date environment. Just keep an open mind.
Also, consider thinking about this as not just a way to get better with girls, but a way to improve yourself. If you hold out for a girl who seems perfect right off the bat, and it takes your forever to find her, you might find yourself getting very needy because you want to hold on to her. One of the things I really like about RSD is the idea of coming from a place of abundance. If you improve your social skills, prove to yourself that you can meet women easily, and meet enough really cool women that you start to feel that the good ones aren't so rare, then when you find a really amazing one, you might be a much more confident and un-needy guy, and therefore have a better relationship because of it.
The last point I want to make, and this is probably what helped me get over this the most, is to learn to appreciate different types of intelligence. I'm classified as visual-mathematics. I've never met a woman who could follow my conversation when I start rambling about software design patterns and architectures. However, I'm a little socially retarded. So I can appreciate it when someone has a lot of interpersonal or emotional intelligence, because it's something that can compliment and enhance me.
Google an article about the 9 types of intelligence. Just as an experiment, try seeing if you can guess what various girls would rank highest in. This could even be a great opener, and if you guess right they'll probably be hooked right in.