I think it is telling that the author didn’t even consider the possibility that the men in the first mentioned survey were underestimating their own attractiveness (relative to their partners and to the estimate women were giving their own attractiveness). We are all aware of the affect media has on women regarding attractiveness. We hear about it all the time. We rarely hear about the effect it has on men, so the fact that the author did not consider it is not surprising. On the contrary, it is expected.