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Why women fall for ‘Mr Average’
Posted: 13 February 2007 02:29 PM   [ Ignore ]
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/6345623.stm

You overachieving single men out there… time for a personal downgrade!

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Posted: 13 February 2007 04:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I disagree with the explanation. I think its just a matter of the bell-curve. Many mediocre people, and relatively little high ranking, among both females and males. And the mediocre majority of females will tend to go for equal partners, hence mediocre men.

Mr Average hence is so popular because most women are Mrs Average and look for an equal partner.

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Posted: 13 February 2007 05:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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LaMa - 13 February 2007 09:47 PM

I disagree with the explanation. I think its just a matter of the bell-curve. Many mediocre people, and relatively little high ranking, among both females and males. And the mediocre majority of females will tend to go for equal partners, hence mediocre men.

Mr Average hence is so popular because most women are Mrs Average and look for an equal partner.

That’s sort of close to what I thought, which was that women chose men who didn’t have the top jobs because those who did might be intimidating or they (the women) would constantly feel inferior to them… not so much a case of such men being “too good to be true”.

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Posted: 13 February 2007 09:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Then there are those women like me who are the dominat ones in the relationship.  I have the degree and I earn the most money. I take the more “male” role while my long suffering hubby takes the more “female” role in the relationship.  There are several different things factors in who you chose

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Posted: 13 February 2007 10:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I agree with you guys.  I think it is more of an intimidation thing.

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