Frequent commenter HappyHouseWifey stated,
A lot of women have a bit of a paradoxical confidence thing. They think they are all that, yet they feel they are not, so desperately seek to confirm their high status by dating above their ‘league’.
Yes, I have seen this. Seeking high value men might be more rested to hypergamy than anything else, but still women often do seem to realize that they are not all that. So why do they have this paradoxical confidence thing?
The answer is very easy. Men are expected to prove themselves and deliver in all steps required to arrive at a position. Women are not. Women realize that they can get a boost from
I. Good looks
II. Affirmative action
IV. Fear of repercussions
Well, at least many of them realize this. Perhaps there are some true believers out there; probably there are many who pretend to be be true believers, but deep down…
What should women do? Well, if they want to operate in a man’s world, they should operate as men. Perhaps that is too easy.