This little factoid adds a layer of difficulty for some of my friends, but the unresponsiveness and awkwardness isn’t unique to beautiful people.
Almost anyone who has spent time online dating knows the disappointment is inherent in the process.
But, a side effect of being sidelined is an opportunity for ingenuity and grace.
According to research, women who send messages to men are twice as likely to receive a response compared to men who start conversations.
We men love to complain about how women have extraordinarily high standards when looking for a mate—however, we fail to look a little bit deeper at why this is the case.
In case you were wondering, being unapologetically “ordinary” has implications beyond online dating.
It’s essentially the reason Google started hiring outside of the Ivy League: People who weren’t bred to think they can’t be wrong have an easier time failing with dignity and poise.
Being overlooked is unpleasant, but this is where average looks are a gift: They free you from the notion that people should fall at your feet.