Dating a woman more attractive than you
physical attractiveness is heritable, then it follows that, over time, women become physically more attractive than men. The logic of the generalized Trivers-Willard hypothesis (g TWH) suggests that physically more attractive parents are more likely to have daughters than physically less attractive parents.
As I explain in earlier posts, the data from both the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health) in the United States and the National Child Development Study (NCDS) in the United Kingdom confirm this prediction.
Moral of the story: You should only date someone who is much more attractive than you if you have a good, healthy ego — you like yourself, believe you’re attractive enough, don’t place much importance on physical appearance, don’t get paranoid or jealous, and believe you are a great package with many positive characteristics.
As you watch others watch your date, what’s going through your head?
Everyone is going to think something in this situation.
Physically more attractive parents are significantly more likely to have a daughter as their first child than physically less attractive parents.
physical attractiveness is heritable (such that beautiful parents beget beautiful children and ugly parents beget ugly children), then it logically follows that, over many generations in the course of human evolution, the average level of physical attractiveness among women should gradually increase and the average level of physical attractiveness among men should gradually decrease.