Funny online dating status quotes
) to look richer or promote themselves from a grunt in Accounts-Receivable to a major player in Acquisitions.
They’ll puff up their vacations from a weekend in Corpus Christi to a week in South Beach, name drop when they think they can get away with it and basically lie through their teeth in order to appear cooler than they are.
Value is inherent; if you don’t have it, you’re going to give yourself away in hundreds of little tells and no amount of “magic bullets” or verbal trickery is going to make up for that lack.
The more you have to tell others about how high-status you are, the less you actually have.
After all, a venture capitalist may be used to being king of all he surveys in the corporate world…
but nobody’s going to give a shit about him at a comic convention.
So in West Texas, the football player may be a god among men, but if you drop him in the middle of Manhattan… So if having value and status makes you more attractive, then clearly the best thing you can do is convince others you have it.
One of the common complaints I’d heard during my time on the Austin dating scene was that every guy was telling women that either he was a photographer (the better to invite them back to his studio for – In Dallas, every guy claimed to be a DJ and in Houston, everyone was in oil.
The complaint that women are hypergamous status-seekers is a common stereotype, especially in MRA/Red Pill/Manosphere circles; it’s often a tenant of evo-psych that women instinctively look to the best providers and thus get the screaming thigh-sweats as soon as they see a man flash a Patek Philippe watch or smell the beluga caviar on them.
There’s an obsession with the concept of value and status when you’re dealing with men’s dating advice.
The idea is that, when you boil everything down, women are attracted to high-value, high-status men; therefore, men who want to be more successful with women should be as high-value as possible.
Money by itself clearly didn’t buy love for them; it didn’t even give them that much of an advantage at the negotiating table. Noted Kavorka man and war criminal Henry Kissinger once quipped that “Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac”, and Lord knows that the man got more ass than a drunk at a donkey auction with a stolen credit card despite the fact that he looks like the Goblin King. One doesn’t get to be the secretary of state to two presidents without having an ability to charm others and after all, a man who was able to negotiate détente with Russia isn’t going to be flummoxed by a pretty lady. It certainly Kevin Bacon once mentioned that “any idiot can get laid if they were famous”.
But it’s clearly not the end-all, be-all – after all, Ray-J isn’t exactly the last of the Red Hot Lovers despite having been propelled to momentary stardom by association with Kim Kardashian.