I was reading the post about men’s smarts and their value.You made a comment about women not wanting a guy hotter than themselves.Warning: This will seriously piss off most women and possibly some men. Usually this is the part where older (read 40 ) women accuse me of being misogynistic. All you have to do is walk into one of the numerous upscale restaurants or clubs of New York City.
Let me repeat: It’s women, not men, who have unrealistic standards for the “average” member of the opposite sex.
This doesn’t mean that they’re not shallow (they are), but rather, that they are consistent and reasonable in terms of “rating” women’s looks.
Like in a normal bell curve, 5% of the women were found to be the least attractive and 5% were found to be the most attractive, with most women falling in the middle 90%.
After coaching women for many years, I already suspected this, but this was a stark realization when you see just how few men you even find to be average looking. Ok Cupid reports that the most attractive women still receive 5X more email than average women and 28X more email than unattractive women.
Literally 2/3 of male messages go to the best looking 1/3 of women.