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Old 05-20-2016, 04:55 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by bigmac View Post
HM nicely states the old paradigm. However, I believe there has been a paradigm shift. IMHO it is now women who value looks more. At the higher end of the socioeconomic spectrum women are now financially much more independent and grow up being told they can have everything. Everything of course includes a hot guy. At the low end the number of guys who can actually support a family (or even make a meaningful contribution) continues to decrease. Women in this sphere of society can reason that if a guys not going to be useful he damn well better be decorative.
You make some solid points and it's tough to argue against them. If that is indeed the direction things are heading I still think it'll take a long time to "re-norm." Women have always been valued for their appearance far more than men have, and it'll take more than just contemporary economic trends to shift that toward center or outright reverse it. Still, it's a well-stated support of your position. You don't see that every day on internet forums!
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