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“I get that they’re not looking for love, but aren’t they trying to hook up? Given the competitive nature of the medium, some men assume if a woman is too attractive, she may be inundated with prospects.
Thus, to hedge their bets, they may only approach women who aren’t considered unanimously pretty.
They seem pretty foolproof and even destined for success. For a long time, without ever giving it a shot, I maintained that online dating was decidedly not for me. at least, not the way I was (and others were) using it. Sure, I would be totally okay with marrying a dashingly handsome man who is wildly successful, charming, and works at a soup kitchen in his spare time.
Almost anyone who has spent time online dating knows the disappointment is inherent in the process.My eye color isn’t interesting, and my hair is always feral.I’m not ugly, but I don’t have much beauty privilege (and make no mistake, beauty privilege yields tangible rewards). “I don’t have to.” [Go ahead, ladies, make the first move.To find success at dating, on the Internet or anywhere else, we must possess an almost foolish willingness to fail. That’s the real secret “average-looking” women know: Unreturned advances aren’t the end of the story.
In case you were wondering, being unapologetically “ordinary” has implications beyond online dating.