Rich dating poor

What appears to be an exchange of beauty for socioeconomic status is often actually not an exchange, Mc Clintock wrote, but a series of matched virtues.Economically successful women partner with economically successful men, and physically attractive women partner with physically attractive men.“Sometimes you hear that really nice guys get hot girls,” Mc Clintock told me, “[but] I found that really nice guys get really nice girls.Being broke and looking for a rich dude is like being homeless and refusing to hang out with other bums, because you’re looking for a more sophisticated crowd to hang out with. Broke girls love to tell people what to spend money on.She knows all the latest fashion trends and every new expensive restaurant, but she has no idea what a W-2 form is.In real-life dating studies, which get closer to genuine intentions, physical attractiveness and earning potential strongly predict romantic attraction.

Having a purse with no money in it is like being a firefighter that fights fires with a super soaker, you can’t get shit done. Broke girls are always looking for a Baller in the club.“It trivializes the importance of women’s careers in a social sense: It’s telling women that what matters is your looks, and your other accomplishments and qualities don’t matter on the partner market.The truth is, people are evaluating women for their looks, and they’re evaluating men for their looks.In so doing, scientists misidentify matching as exchange.“Scientists are humans, too,” Finkel claimed, “and we can be inadvertently blinded by beliefs about how the world works.The studies that only looked at men’s (but not women’s) income and only looked at women’s (but not men’s) attractiveness were problematic in that way, as was the peer review process that allowed flawed papers like that to be published.”“Controlling for both partners’ physical attractiveness may not eliminate the relationship between female beauty and male status,” Mc Clintock wrote, “but it should at least reduce this relationship substantially.” Even as its pervasiveness in popular culture is waning, the gendered beauty-status exchange model is harmful in several insidious ways, Mc Clintock said.

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