Why Dating Will Be Tougher For Average Guys In 2024 And Beyond

Joe Elvin
4 min readDec 28, 2021
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Women will not settle for average men any more. Perhaps you’ve noticed…

Back in the day, your dad didn’t need to be particularly special to land a partner. Neither did your grandpa. Or his grandpa!

If there was a woman they wanted, they only needed to be more attractive than the other men in her immediate circle.

Sadly, those days are long gone. Ever since the advent of dating apps and social media, the dating market has been globalised.

Rich, successful, handsome guys are sliding in the DMs of all the beautiful women in your city. These women are messaging guys with six-figure incomes, six-packs and the perfect six-inch…smile.

They’re going on Tinder dates and sleeping with these top-tier dudes. Even if they don’t get a call back, it’s still upping the standard of man that most women expect to settle down with.

To stand any chance of landing a girlfriend in 2022 and beyond, you’ll need to be way better than the average guy.

Don’t believe me? Check out this graph…

These are the results of a study of Tinder and OKCupid swipes, which suggested that the top 78% of women are only interested in dating the top 20% of men.

Now, look at this OKCupid study.

Here, women were asked to rate the attractiveness of a man’s online dating photos, and 80% of men were rated as below average attractiveness.

When looking at the striped line above, you can see the majority of the men are rated as ‘highly unattractive’, while just a small slitherin are rated as ‘very attractive’.

For context, men were asked to do the same thing, and their results were a natural bell curve, with most women rated as average and a small selection being voted as either extremely attractive or extremely unattractive.



Joe Elvin

I help men to escape their comfort zones, improve their self-esteem and make smarter dating decisions. Buy my book 'Big Dick Energy' at https://amzn.to/3HxnwiH