“An experiment with Tinder found that 'the bottom 80% of men (in terms of attractiveness) are competing for the bottom 22% of women and the top 78% of women are competing for the top 20% of men.'”
Attraction Inequality and the Dating Economy
“To those who study nature, the various gender gaps in romantic life will not come as a surprise. Evolutionary biologists have seen these types of patterns many times before and can explain each of them.“
Attraction Inequality and the Dating Economy via "It seems hard to avoid a basic conclusion: that the majority of women find the majority of men unattractive and not worth engaging with romantically, while the reverse is not true."
"The economist Robin Hanson has written some fascinating articles that use the cold and inhuman logic economists are famous for to compare inequality of income to inequality of access to sex."
"Imagine dating as something like an economy, in which people possess different amounts of attractiveness (the dating economy's dollars) and those with more can access more & better romantic experiences (the dating economy's version of consumer goods)."
This is why (I think) described the post-68 era as the 'Sexual Reaction' Christianity is sexual socialism (or maybe sexual social democracy)
Excellent piece in about one of the most ancient and most miserable forms of inequality — inequality of sexual attractiveness. The solution is monogamy, which makes those defending it progressive and those attacking it reactionary
"The great majority of women are only willing to communicate romantically with a small minority of men while most men are willing to communicate romantically with most women."
Note that this is in response to a Quillette article that claimed the "incel" worldview (a few men getting all the women) is correct, based on data that don't actually show that
"[A] study, run by OkCupid on their huge datasets, found that women rate 80 percent of men as “worse-looking than medium.” - Attraction Inequality and the Dating Economy - Quillette via
Today’s dating economy worse at capping total allowed romantic partners for very attractive people. For men, its a world w/ a small set of super-billionaires and huge mass who possess almost nothing. Attraction Inequality & Dating Economy via