We're not spread evenly across the world, we average out.
I'd also ask whether it's a good or bad thing to be rated particularly highly by women - women are considered less likely to pursue men, generally speaking. If a woman thinks a man is scorching hot to look at, the odds of her being willing to pursue him (or even respond to him, if you read the article) drop significantly. It's never nice to hear that someone else thinks you're a total troll to look at, but generally speaking women don't want someone super eye catching (that means more women constantly working to take him away from her, more work to make themselves appear "worthy" of him, more work to ensure that he doesn't get lured in by below average looking women willing to do literally anything for a chance in the sack with him).
I wonder how the women of okcupid would judge one another?
on a scale ofI wonder how the women of okcupid would judge one another
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Last edited by darenyon; 2012-11-15 at 07:15 AM.
Somehow I have the feeling that the guys on that site aren't a good representation of guys in real life. Or perhaps it's simply the American population that is drastically uglier than the rest of the world.
One put it pretty succinctly when she said "Women secretly hate almost all other women".
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Here is an example you can look at:
take the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 50, 100. Calculate the average, and tell me how many percent of the numbers in the list are below average.
So, it just means that women (from that magazine's readers) think "above average" looks are just THAT much better.
I want you to consider what you've said there. Are you calling a sample drawn from a 3+ million member base "inaccurate"? I want you to think about that before we go down this road because I don't see an ending to such a conversation that includes you not looking like a fool.
I met my wife on Ok Cupid 2 years ago. She is super hot, IMO, and when I messaged her I figured I would never even get a response, boy was I wrong. I think it's natural for there to be less attractive guys on the online dating sites. The confident good looking guys don't need to use the internet to find girlfriends.
inb4 the whole "men are shallow too lulz".
Men are typically most judgmental about a woman's weight, which is something that the individual does in fact have at least some control over, even when that control is limited by certain genetic factors.
Moreover, a lot of men would still consider having a relationship with a woman they found to be overweight if she had other redeeming qualities.
Women on the other hand, are shallow about a man's height. Which is something coded directly into his DNA, and is 100% unchangeable, save for surgery so grievously awful that it wouldn't even be worth having (they have to break your legs, span them, with brackets, and then after the bone regrows into the space, the process has to be repeated). If a guy is not tall enough for a woman's taste, typically a woman won't even consider friend-zoning a guy, you are essentially a ghost at this point.
And moreover a woman's expectations of a guys height is usually above the average height for the local male population.
So I'm not even trolling here, (way) less than 50% of guys have a chance of getting with the beauty of their dreams. For over 50% of men, the only way to find a partner is to make below average women feel like they couldn't find anybody better.
All this I know because I get invited to a lot of 'girl talk'. due to my expansive insight (which bridges the gender barrier) into the game of courtship.
How can 80% be "below average"?