This may seem like an odd topic for me to talk about, one that might get me a lot of flak from men. I assure you, I’m not breaking any man laws. But lately I seem to have gotten into a few arguments about the 1 to 10 scale with a few women. Most find it stupid, while others find it demeaning. This post will explain the inner workings of the 1 to 10 scale that men use oh so much and I will also explain why women shouldn’t have a problem with it.
The 1 to 10 scale is something every man intrinsically knows and yet it still can take a lot to explain it in full detail. If you want to add something, by all means do.
First off, women need to understand that their rank on the 1 to 10 scale is not set in stone… it can vary greatly by demographic (sample size) as well as vary from person to person. We can safely assume that a rank of 5 is considered “average” among the given demographic. If a woman finds out someone has ranked her as a 5, she needs to realize that is not a bad number. This means that, on average, half the men in her demographic will find her sexually attractive… which are, in fact, decent numbers. Not to mention, of those men, some will see the “5″ as an 8. What this shows is that a girl might be ranked a 3 or 4 in her given demographic yet still have a decent percentage of men exhibiting sexual interest.
Now, for example, lets use high-school as an example demographic. If a boy in high-school ranks a girl as a 10, then that means she is one of the (if not the) most pretty girls of the other girls in her school. But once she goes off to college, she is now thrown into a larger demographic, the college demographic… full of women in their utmost prime, so her once to be 10 rank now is most likely to drop to an 8 or 9 unless of course she really is that gorgeous.
If you take this same woman and set the demographic to the size of the state she’s in, the odds are her rank will drop to roughly an 8 on the 10 scale. Or better yet, the world… a once 10 rank will most likely be a 6 or 7 in the world.
Why, might you ask? Well, the once 10 ranked girl is now included on a 1 to 10 scale that includes people like Mila Kunis, Megan Fox, Kristin Bell, Olivia Wilde, Natalie Portman, or any of the Victoria’s Secret Super Models. But it also includes all the dirty, decrepit and homeless people that exist in the world.
So quite obviously you can see that the greater the demographic size the less likely a woman is to be on the high or low end of the spectrum. But that’s not all we can say, in fact, that’s the least we can say.
You also have to realize that the demographic is also different for each person. Because a guy is going to rate a girl on the 1 to 10 scale based off the environment he is in. Myself, being a senior in Aerospace Engineering at a big name university, will have a different ranking system for the women in my life than, say, somebody like Brad Pitt who is surrounded by all the women I listed above and is with one of the most gorgeous women in the world, Angelina Jolie.
The single most important understanding is that the scale tells no lies. While a girl might have an average ranking of 6 in her demographic, there will always be that somebody who sees her as a 9 or 10… and that is what matters.