On dating men with “potential”

IMO, Women seeking “real men” are too late. In most cases, and by this authors own definition, “real men” already decided on a mate. And, In my experience “real men” almost always committed to a woman early on when all they had was “potential”. “Real men” became “real men” because they had a solid woman who wasnt a flake in the “potential” period. But, I’m guessing my opinion is about as empirical and true as this authors so don’t take it too seriously.