Modern Dating: Where Every Beggar Can Be a Chooser

No, not everyone deserves a 10.

Ariana E.
Hello, Love

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“Every woman deserves a 10.”

When I was in college, a woman a few years older than me gave me this piece of advice.

“You deserve a 10. Don’t settle for less.”

So — what exactly is a 10?

Whenever I ask single women what they want in a partner, it usually sounds something like this:

“First, I have to be attracted to him. He should be tall, have good hair, and a fit body. Lots of other girls should find him cute, but he shouldn’t have a ton of exes or a high body count, cause he’s gonna need to be loyal and committed to me.

Oh, and he needs to have a REAL job, like one that pays enough that he can have his own car and apartment and pay for dates and take me on vacations.

He should come from a nice family, and be educated and classy. But his family can’t be judgemental of me. And he should have lots of friends and a vibrant social life, but they shouldn’t be girls because that’s suspicious.

He should love me the way I am and call me beautiful every day. And want to marry me and have kids. He needs to fully trust me with finances, cause I’d never…

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Ariana E.
Hello, Love

I said what I said. Counter-cultural opinions on sex, love, and dating.