I've read many times that most women think 80% of men are unattractive. If Pareto's Law holds, then this is true.
It makes me wonder if that is why marriage rates are going down. Right now slightly more than 50% of people are married. This means a precipitous drop in the number of children being born, which means the End of Society As We Know It.
I'm sure there are other things, such as the evaporation of high-paying blue-collar jobs since they are being off-shored, Affirmative Action keeping men out of decent jobs while letting in marginally competent (sometimes incompetent) women, but I wonder if women have too high of expectations toward men (did I really just write that nonsense?)
When I was in college, for the last year-and-a-half, I lived in a studio apartment attached to a houseful of girls. It was an eye-opener. There were 11 girls.
Two of the girls were really attractive and friendly to men. They were in fact the only two who really liked me. Most of the rest were attractive enough, and a couple were not very attractive at all.
One of the women verged on being beautiful and once mentioned to me seven guys had asked her out one weekend. The other had been an Ugly Ducking at 12 who bloomed into a very good-looking girl at 13. She told me she had no use for "handsome" men and preferred "unusual-looking" ones.
Except for the two very attractive ones, who were friendly to men, the rest weren't, not particularly. They seemed to have the attitude men were supposed to approach them out of the blue, while they showed no encouragement/interest at all. And all of them were starting to show hostility toward men.
Contrary to the delusions of the Manosphere, it wasn't the attractive women who were mean. It was the pudgy, thick-featured ones who thought they should get the most attractive guys - and couldn't.
I got the impression, even then, that most girls thought most of the men weren't good-looking enough for them, or funny enough, or interesting enough (two of the women became enraged at me and began to hate me because they thought I was those things but wasn't interested in them). Even though the women were none of those things.
(It probably took six times of women hating me for not being interested in them before I realized what the problem was. The women never figured it out. They rarely do.)
There were of course some guys who were popular with women. It had nothing to do with this "Alpha" nonsense so fervently and desperately believed in by those who are hopeless with women, who try to convince themselves they are "Alphas" when they are anything but. In every case, the very popular guys were very good-looking. That was it.
Even then, I could see problems arising in the future. Women with too high of expectations toward men, who didn't understand how to show interest/encourage men, who didn't think the men were good-looking enough, or funny enough, or interesting enough, while the small minority of good-looking guys had no problems with finding women.
There were some girls with "Girl Game." I remember one who seemed to be a natural, and my God did she clean up. I was one of them. She was of course attractive, but she hit on guys she thought were attractive, flirted with them, and she just mowed them down.
It this continues to hold, with most women thinking 80% of men aren't good enough for them, then the problems we have are only going to get worse.
We're going to end up with more hostile spinster with cats, gobbling down psychiatric medication, hostile to men and blaming all their problems on them And more lonely men, disrespected, unappreciated, and ignored by women, wondering what exactly went wrong, either blaming it on themselves - or on women.