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View Poll Results: How do couples match up evenly?
Women's physical attractiveness equal to man's physical attractiveness? 27 40.30%
Women's physical attractiveness on par with man's financial status? 40 59.70%
Voters: 67. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-04-2012, 06:55 PM
 
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Bull****. No it doesn't.
Yes, it does.

But...if all you have to offer is either looks or money then I pity you.
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Old 11-04-2012, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Pa
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It's based on initial attraction.
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Old 11-04-2012, 07:16 PM
 
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A lot of people think that the majority of couples are more-or-less evenly matched. I don't personally agree with this assumption. But i know many of you feel that couples are fairly even in terms of attractiveness and quality. So how does the pairing go?

Do couples pair off based on equal levels of physical attractiveness for both parties (good looking women with good looking men, average-looking women with average looking men, etc)?

Or do couples pair off based on the woman's physical attractiveness and the man's financial status (good looking women with rich men, average-looking women with men of average finances, etc.)?
The problem is... who decides what is equal?

When I am with some women in public, people ask if we are married? To SOMEONE, we are equal.

But to her, I wasn't even in the same ballpark.

As for myself, my league has a top, but it doesn't have a bottom.
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Old 09-25-2014, 09:18 PM
 
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Traditionally, it is women's looks vs man's wealth.
That's the traditional opinion, but it isn't actually true:

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[H]andsome men partner with pretty women and successful men partner with successful women.... [i]t's fairly rare for an attractive woman from a lower social class to move upward via marriage.

Study: 'Trophy wife' is a myth - MSN Living
While we're on the subject of marriage myths, most Americans who marry are close in age, too, despite the stereotype of much older men with younger women. In 4 out of 5 marriages, the man is less than 5 years older than the woman, and sometimes younger:

Age disparity in sexual relationships - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 09-25-2014, 10:07 PM
 
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I prefer someone whose looks rating is like mine or higher. I want the feeling that when we walk together we're like a power couple in terms of attractiveness.
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Old 09-25-2014, 10:09 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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I prefer someone whose looks rating is like mine or higher. I want the feeling that when we walk together we're like a power couple in terms of attractiveness.
So you make your choices based on how you think others will see you?

Yeah, that'll work....

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Old 09-25-2014, 10:18 PM
 
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So you make your choices based on how you think others will see you?

Yeah, that'll work....

Among others.

This is just in initial attraction stage though, which is were I'm at right now. Forward, it doesn't matter anymore. What I'd relish then are the moments we had and the connection and love that we have. Each day will be like our first date together.
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Old 09-25-2014, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Lebanon, OH
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When I met my wife I made finding someone who was a good person on the inside my #1 priority, I was only 20 at the time, over 30 years later we are still together. If you are so shallow and immature that looks and income should be a primary consideration it should be no surprise that your relationships never work out.
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Old 09-25-2014, 11:03 PM
 
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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but i bet it was your humility and strong quiet confidence that really sealed the deal.

lol
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Old 09-25-2014, 11:22 PM
 
Location: The Netherlands
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A lot of people think that the majority of couples are more-or-less evenly matched. I don't personally agree with this assumption. But i know many of you feel that couples are fairly even in terms of attractiveness and quality. So how does the pairing go?

Do couples pair off based on equal levels of physical attractiveness for both parties (good looking women with good looking men, average-looking women with average looking men, etc)?

Or do couples pair off based on the woman's physical attractiveness and the man's financial status (good looking women with rich men, average-looking women with men of average finances, etc.)?
I don't think any of those matters when two people fall in love. Love has no quality checking or attractiveness checking or bank account checking.
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