Again and again of late I've seen this argument that women's dating standards are simply too high.
That women expect too much of men, they want men who are perfect, and their standards are completely unrealistic.
Most recently, a reader commented this on my article about the source of 21st Century Western men's distinct lack of action and motivation, saying:
I dont think men dont have the drive to have sex; its just that womens standards are too high and most men dont make the cut. Most men are trying and failing to get laid, others have given up, and a small percentage is getting almost everything. We have to be realistic and acknowledge that most men are going to be average no matter what. The problem is that women have too many options and society allows them to go for the top men.
This is a common refrain from a lot of men's sites on the web.
But is it true?
Are you, indeed, condemned to suffer loneliness and deprivation, sucking up the scraps of women who fell off the tables of ALPHA MALES, those rare few men who get all the girls?
Is this simply your lot in life, assuming you're unable or unwilling to join the ranks of those few elite men?
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