Most people I meet can't see my thoughts or cues when we speak, it's so damn annoying. I would never endure those in a relationship. I need to know where I can find women with a high EI who can actually understand my signals.
I'm in a relationship but I look for friends with high EI for the same reason, and believe me, they are hard as anything to find. So many dense superficial people out there. I would say don't judge a book by its cover. Like a girl who you don't think is the prettiest might have really high EI