Men Claim They Face More Unrealistic Beauty Standards Than Women, and Studies Confirm It


There seems to be an unspoken consensus that women face lots of demands to be regarded in male eyes as stereotypically attractive. What we don’t see in the media with men bringing up the same issue. Since we live in a “superhero age” they most certainly feel a certain way, so why don’t we hear much about it? In fact, it seems men like to think about what women find sexy, and we found some studies showing women can be very blunt and judgmental.

Men feel insecure too, but they don’t talk about it.

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A Reddit user talked about having to meet unrealistic expectations of attractiveness as a male and why this discussion is unusual: “Stop behaving like a woman is the only one dealing with unrealistic standards. Sure, men could complain, but complaining about it would make them seem less of a man. “In support of his argument, this user gave examples of male celebrities like Jason Momoa, Ryan Reynolds and more.

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Furthermore, he noted that when it comes to women, the weight seems to be the biggest factor that determines beauty, while for men it is something beyond their control, like standards for height.

There were split responses to this article, but most accepted that the issue persists and should not be ignored.

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Turns out, women consider 80% of men unattractive.

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We wanted to dig deeper and found an OkCupid-led analysis that supports the argument made on Reddit. The famous dating website conducted an enquiry asking men and women to rate opposite sex members when they encounter each other. It turned out that when it came to ranking, men were much more egalitarian, and considered as many women attractive as they did. At the same time, women considered that 80 per cent of men on the site looked worse than average. For women, there is a lot of fish in the sea but unfortunately very few of them are on the Most Wanted Bachelors list.

As a result, dating is literally a war zone for guys.

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Representatives of Tinder were curious about this trend too and looked into their male tub. What they found was that men’s dating is, to put it mildly, competitive: “The male is likely to ‘like’ the female 6.2 times more often than the female ‘likes’ the male.” However, according to their study, the average female only like 12 per cent of men. Moreover, the less desirable the guy, the fewer chances he has: “A man of average attractiveness can expect just slightly less than 1 per cent of females to love him.”

Women offer their point of view on the topic.

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Yet what have the ladies to say on all this? The female views here are also divided, but most accept that, in the first place, males and females are judged on different standards.

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Where are you at on this argument? Do you think that when it comes to beauty, men or women are judged harder, or is the field at this stage pretty much levied?

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