I'm 18 and enjoy dressing cute and feminine; with pretty clips in my hair, wearing beautiful pink dresses, playsuits and short heels etc. However, I am a bookworm and an artist and I like talking about literature (Dostoevsky, Auden, Nabokov etc etc), world history, philosophy and art. Usually I find that older men are astounded by my knowledge and think it is extraordinary for my age. Call me conceited, whatever... it is just what many people say.
Do men find this combination particularly 'attractive' in a way that makes them want to date the girl, or usually no?
That is attractive but I think you're right it is probably more so to older or more mature men who value discourse in richer subject matters such as those mentioned. It sounds like you dress like your age but you're intelligent and maybe more mature than your peers. It might be intimidating to some men to meet someone of your caliber, but as for the combination of girly and smart, that is wife material.
Well I think being cute and feminine has absolute nothing to do with a level of intelligence. Your looks may affect your behavior due to the way society treats you but your looks do not affect your intelligence, or lack thereof. I find it to be extremely attractive when a girl is feminine and intelligent, I'm picky when it comes to women.
I do but that's because I'm like the male version of you. People usually don't like to discuss politics, economics and history as much as I do. Certain people wot get you but others will adore you in all honestly