The male heights on Ok Cupid very nearly follow the expected normal distribution — except the whole thing is shifted to the right of where it should be.You can see it better when we overlay the implied best fit below (pardon the technical language): Almost universally guys like to add a couple inches.
A person’s SMV defines how easily they can find a partner and how hot that partner will be. A man’s SMV rises with age as he gathers the wealth, status and confidence that he trades in the sexual market place.They gain wealth and status, the enter leadership positions, the callow youth becomes a young man. As the chart shows there is a massive gap between the SMV of men and women in their twenties.We could call this Blue-Ball Gulch or Bitter Beta Gap. Their rising SMV meets the falling SMV of same-age women. As they move into their forties men’s SMV, although falling, is now above that of same-age women. For you futures traders here is a nice market neutral play.The OD industry is accounted for $1.03 billion in 2007, and the projected growth is $1.65 billion by 2012.Over the last 10 years, the industry recorded 154% of growth for every year.The problem is when relationships are comfortable all the time, and that is what those attractions spikes are for (breaking the monotony).
Summary: So there you have it: the world of romantic relationships in one simple graph.
Notes: Some might say your intensity should be 100 percent on all things, all the time. To keep at 100 percent all the time is tiring and less comfortable.
Being comfortable most of the time is not the problem.
This is also a time when differences in education, religion, intelligence, and social class can come to the fore.
You have already built a good base (sexual attraction and emotional connection) so this is an important time.
But it’s very hard for the casual browser to tell truth from fiction.