In Judith Mcnaught's novel, he always potrayed her heroin as educated lady which was very rare in old days. Hero will find ordinary ladies as boring subject. When he met her, who is different from other ladies, that is what attracted him to her. She is never a boring subject and always has some ideas in her mind.
I spent my 20s believing in this rubbish. What a rubbish!
Man actually prefer weak and simple ladies with no opinion or ambition. Or ladies who knows how to hide their cleverness, and pretend to be stupid.