The Sexual Revolution created a big free-for-all. Yet paradoxically, it’s been slim pickings for most men. Proverbially, today’s sexual marketplace follows the Pareto rule where the top 20% of men have great success, but the other 80% get the scraps (if even that). Societally, it’s a tremendous recipe for unhappiness when most guys are left out in the cold.
However, for an individual man, it need not be a cause for despair. The reason why is that it actually isn’t hard to get into the top fifth. Yes, it’s easier than you think.
So who gets into the top 20%?
Although men tend to put a very high value on looks, women have a wider range of criteria. Thus, there are several advantages that can work towards a man’s favor: social proof, wealth, good looks, personality, etc. How much these are valued may be assumed to vary somewhat according to individual tastes, but these are all good attributes. There’s no clear dividing line of who is in the favored top quintile, but the results in your love life will give you a pretty good idea when you get there.
The more advantages you have, the better, and this can offset disadvantages. For example, Hugh Hefner was so rich and famous that he had more cute babes than he knew what to do with even when he was an old fossil. He had girlfriends young enough to be his granddaughters, all the way up to when it was time to stick in the embalming needles. Chairman Mao had a sea of groupies despite atrocious hygiene and untreated STDs. That’s not a pretty picture, but you get what I mean.
You don’t have to get to rock star level here—membership in the top ...
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