PSA: There Is A Scientific Method To Dating Guys That Are Out Of Your League

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I don’t know about you ladies, but I like to date guys that are a level or two below me in the looks department. Not because I want to feel superior, which is definitely an added bonus, but because I feel really self conscious when I’m hanging out with a guy who looks like God spent forty five minutes sculpting his jawbone. Not to say that I wouldn’t like dating an Ed Westwick lookalike, because I totally would. I just don’t have a good enough face or ass to stand next to that kind of human being.

Or so I thought. According to a study in Psychological Science, it is totally possible to date a guy who is way out of your league. The trick to landing a chiseled slam is befriending him first. The study found that couples who started dating within a month of meeting were generally on the same level looks-wise, whereas couples who knew each other for a while before dating could be on very different levels. So basically, if you want to wife up a dude, you gotta let him friendzone you for a bit first. Get to know him as a bud, and if you two become close, he might just wake up one day thinking you are the hottest piece of ass in all of the 50 states.

Makes sense. You can definitely feel different about how good looking someone is based on how nice of a person they are. Think about the girl you hate the most, and how good looking she is to others. People might think she’s a dime, and even if you agree with them deep down, you still think she looks like a troll due to the fact that she’s a stone cold bitch.

This is great news for all of us who are crushing on our guy friend, and spend the majority of our time envisioning him naked and in a variety of compromising positions. Beauty isn’t just in the eye of the beholder anymore. Beauty is in the eye of the friendzoner.

[via Psychological Science]

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Lucky Jo

Lucky Jo is a former and current TSM writer who likes her men how she likes her coffee: way too hot and unforgivably bitter. She graduated from the University of Missouri in 2016, proving that C's do in fact get degrees. She now spends her days working for a social media marketing agency, hiking with her dachshund, and trying to bring back the scrunchie. Hate mail and goat memes can be sent to

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