On October 2nd through the 3rd I will be speaking at an online seminar with the guys at Rule Zero. Each of the 10 speakers has their own topic. Mine is going to be "Analyzing the ROI of the Pursuit of Women."
While my model is about two pages long and it's final number tallied at the bottom calculates the actuarial chances of finding a woman in today's market that will make you happy, the sub-data that goes into this monster of a formula is interesting (and depressing) unto itself. Not so much because of the dire statistics it indicates, but because of what it tells us about young women today in terms of their behavior, choices, and desires.
In this case the percent of women that are both overweight and obese of child bearing age.
This is such a damning statistic because it tells us young women would rather eat food than attract a man. This means, by choices women put forth in the real world (not what they may actually "feel" inside...whatever that means), women would rather eat more than fall in love. Cryptic and cold as that may sound, it's true. Women's public behavior today shows very clearly what their priorities are and attracting a man ranks below "Another Hoho" or "Exercise."
Now, admittedly, men are only slightly better when you look at their obesity rates. And that is true, much as men might pine for a svelte women that's in shape, they are equally hypocritical when it comes to putting down the hohos and hitting the treadmill. And while I could make the statement that men are more interested in a woman's physique than women are men's, thus it's incumbent upon women to lose the weight first, it's important to look at why both sexes are practically hurting each other being the overweight disgusting slobs they are today.
Right as it might be to point out the revolting levels of young-adult obesity, remember that until very very recently in human history, starvation was the number one problem facing all of humanity for nearly all of its existence. The human body has evolved to become incredibly efficient with food, what sparse food it could find for the first 2 million years of human existence.
But with the advent of farming technologies, the agricultural revolution, and bio-hacking the genetic code of various crops and animals, we've been able to solve hunger. So much so I've seen "poor kids" go from genuinely skinny, underfed children to fat, bloated tubbies dining at the 7-11 on their single mom's EBT card. Humans have not necessarily gotten lazier. The technology to make food has just advanced that much quicker. So quick our genetics cannot evolve fast enough to account for it, thus why your average young woman is 5'4" and 165 disgusting pounds.
Still, evolutionary or genetic reasons why only 40% of young women today are attractive, doesn't change the slim (or rather should I say "not so slim") pickings men have today. Women simply cannot shuck their genetic conditioning and put down the food, thus making reality women prefer food over men. Additionally, the same condemnation can be made at men, being the disgusting pigs they are. So if either of the sexes wants to have a happy life (which requires a handsome/beautiful person from the opposite sex to attain), I suggest we all start losing weight. But since it is women's beauty that prompts men to ask women out, and thus initiating a potential relationship, it's incumbent upon women to inspire men to do so. Besides, you women love to lead and "change the world." Let's see some of that "strong, independent, girl boss" leadership we've been hearing so much about these past 40 years.
(Oh, and if you are interested in attending the seminar, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org)