Dating more attractive men

While some people clearly feel proud to have a hottie on their arm, others are more comfortable having the upper hand in the beauty department.

What do Lorde and an average woman have in common that caused such a stir? " Lorde classily responded to her relationship haters.

They're dating men who are seemingly less attractive than them. But while she asked it rhetorically, it begs a real answer.

You may have seen a recent episode of “Girls” on HBO, or perhaps have witnessed an example in your own life or social circle, where one member of a couple is far more attractive than the other. Next, ask yourself how you would feel about being with someone who is a few notches above you in the appearance department.

Don’t feel bad about noticing such discrepancies because you’re not alone. Let’s do a visualization exercise in which I’m setting you up with someone who is extremely attractive.

Perhaps you’re feeling proud and confident that the target of attention is on your arm, telling yourself that others must think you’re pretty cool, hot or rich to get someone so attractive.

If that’s not you, perhaps you’re wondering if others are trying to figure out why someone so gorgeous would be with someone like you.

Generally speaking, we tend to be drawn to people who are equally or more attractive than us.

"It is in our human nature to try to obtain the best possible partner," Gary W.

2) Women, on the other hand, rate 80% of men as below average.

Let me repeat: It’s women, not men, who have unrealistic standards for the “average” member of the opposite sex.

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.