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Hypergamous - time to drop it?
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Hypergamous - time to drop it?
Ok. I am confused by something.

It seems alot of guys use the word hypergamous as if it didn't apply to them as well. It is pretty simple...

A girls 'status' is based around her looks. As such - all guys would pass over a 7 to get to a 9 and so on.

Whereas a guys 'status' is based on a number of things. But usually revolves around success, wealth or fame. As such - all girls would pass over a D-list celebrity to be with an A-list celebrity.

So - is it time we dropped the use of the word hypergamous? Since it is just a fancy way of describing how judgmental a girl can be when comparing the status of one guy with another. But the same applies to men as well when comparing the appearances (ie status) of girls.

Or am I missing something? Maybe it is that girls can only truly love a gut who is of a higher status than any guy she has being with before. Whereas a guy could still love a girl even if he has made out with hotter ones in the past? In that sense a girl can be 'ruined' by being with a high status guy. Whereas a guy is not ruined by a night with a hot girl. He can still find girls who are less hot to be sexy...

Is this what people are getting at when they use the word 'hypergamous'?
(This post was last modified: 01-02-2013 07:57 AM by cardguy.)
01-02-2013 07:52 AM
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Hypergamous - time to drop it? - cardguy - 01-02-2013 07:52 AM
RE: Hypergamous - time to drop it? - Ryre - 01-02-2013, 10:22 AM
RE: Hypergamous - time to drop it? - MattW - 01-02-2013, 08:22 PM

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