Interesting article: women online are much more critical of looks than men

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  1. Lucky Pierre

    Lucky Pierre Well-Known Member

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    Study done by OKCupid!

    They asked men to rate the attractiveness of women, it came out like you would expect - a normal bell curve with the hottest 10% on one side, the ugliest 10% at the bottom, with everyone else in the average/middle section

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    Yet... when the asked females the same question... 80% of the men were rated as "below average"

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    "As you can see from the gray line, women rate an incredible 80% of guys as worse-looking than medium. Very harsh...the two curves together suggest some strange possibilities for the female thought process, the most salient of which is that the average-looking woman has convinced herself that the vast majority of males aren’t good enough for her..."


    "Females of OkCupid, we site founders say to you: ouch! Paradoxically, it seems it’s women, not men, who have unrealistic "standards for the “average” member of the opposite sex."

    http://blog.okcupid.com/index.php/your-looks-and-online-dating/comment-page-11/#comments
     
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    Schmoopy is more critical of mens looks here than any women ive ever seen
     
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    This is why men wanting to become women is all the rage. :bigthink:
     
  4. Lucky Pierre

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    Because online dating is so overwhelming skewed in favor of females, it gives your average women a sense of entitlement and unrealistic expectations. "I'm getting flooded with messages everyday... I'm going to be super picky" where in the real world things would be more balanced.
     
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    Interesting seems to be a fairly subjective term.
     
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    All dating, online or otherwise, could be said to be skewed in a woman's favor.
     
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    Lou Loomis Feel the Gern

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    We have a wider range of who we consider 'fuckable'

    Women are more selective (Or at least prefer to think they are...)

    It's true in bars and anywhere else, too
     
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    Not so

    It's completely equal.

    As long as men do all the approaching, risk all the rejection, plan for and then pay for everything, bear all the responsibility to be clever, romantic, etc - if the date he planned is boring it's his fault, etc. She gets to decide if they have sex or not and so on.

    I don't see anything favoring women in that exchange.
     
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  9. Scott

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    I don't need a study to tell me that women are shallow selfish cunts.
     
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    Lucky Pierre, this hetro thing seems to be very upsetting to you. Maybe you should try dudes.
     
  11. Tigger Please

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    Before you all lambaste women here, please allow me to provide a representation of real men that have favored me online so you can get a better visual of the issue

    online2.jpg online3.jpg online1.jpg
     
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    Pointing this out is why header blocked me :jj:
     
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    She's a dawgs shed 10!
     
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    The beard guy looks really friendly.
     
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    Maybe I'm just being shallow but I'm not sure if I could date a man with a braid hanging from his beard
     
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    Well, why don't you just wait around for a guy who looks like Brad Pitt but is richer.
     
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    What about just a quickie?
     
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    The men in my life have been attractive to me in one way or another, and not necessarily in the most conventional ways. The ones that have worked out tended to have the same sense of humor and way of looking at things, so we "got" each other. There was a good core to it. If you only saw pictures of them, you may not understand the underlying attraction.
     
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    I would be fearful of waking up the nest of squirrels that is probably burrowing in that beard
     
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