I don't think you need any particular "survival techniques", because smart women (who are also kind, thoughtful, and nice) aren't thinking in terms of "having the advantage".
If a guy is nice, thoughtful, and kind (and, of course, if the woman finds him generally attractive), that's all most smart women are looking for. (If that's not what they're looking for, they aren't as smart as they think they are.)
That's funny my sons can't stand *silly* girls in their age range (18-20) ...they are more attracted to the older young ladies hmm...well...long as they are happy n well cared for that's my word on that topic.
I am launching a clothing line with my aunt and we are still deciding the name. I wanted something like two contradicting words such as "Velvet Revolver", because the clothes are going to be girly, soft yet...