Dating a man more attractive than you think

Dating a man more attractive than you think

But while she asked

But while she asked it rhetorically, it begs a real answer. Social comparison is also often used to assess how attractive one is. There are no real fives, eights or threes. Viewed this way, physical attractiveness is not the almighty determinant of attraction that you presume.

Generally speaking, we tend to be drawn to people who are equally or more attractive than us. Just like Dr Hook warned in their hit, research has revealed that relationships in which the woman is more attractive than the man may be doomed to failure. The only issue that could arise is your perception of the mismatch, which can cause insecurity.

Over the years, I have noticed two very important trends. On a point scale, five would be the average and most people in the general population should fall between a three and seven. Take Addie, a year-old from the San Francisco area. Unfortunately, many people do not use social comparison appropriately for this purpose.

Social comparison is also often

The phenomenon was spotted by British researchers who were studying whether it is true that we tend to pair up with those who are similarly attractive to ourselves. Another related and interesting exercise is to make such a pie chart where you outline the qualities you want another person to be attracted to.