I have mostly heard the term 'catch' being used for women. It's pretty common for men to say "she's a real catch". But why is this term hardly, if ever, used to refer to men? It's very rare for women to say "that man is a real catch".
Does this somehow mean that women don't value men as much as men value women? Or is that due to the fact that women usually have so many dating options and get asked out left and right, so no man is really a 'catch' in their opinion?
A man is only a catch to a woman if he is wayyyy above her. I mean she makes 30 k a year and he makes like 300 k a year. He's model tier looks, and she is a legit 6/10. He has a powerful social circle with rich friends/family and she just has her college friends with middle class lifestyle. In short for a man to be a catch for a woman he literally has to shit on her in every aspect of life that actually matter.
Can a man never be a 'catch'? In my observations males are by default seen as a catch. I rarely find guys lacking in self-esteem instead they seemingly think the only possible flaw they have is a self-congratulatory one of being too nice.
It's pretty common for men to say "she's a real catch". But why is this term hardly, if ever, used to refer to men? Possibly because it seems like gals desire relationships more than guys thus gals are put under more 'pressure' to be worth keeping rather than throwing her back. While guys seemingly hold disdain for relationships viewing it as a trap, prison, or shackle to escape from. I find the only guys that seem to desire relationships are the ones who have no to little options for sexual activity beyond prostitution so they idealize relationships.
Does this somehow mean that women don't value men as much as men value women? LMFAO. I highly doubt that guys value gals at all beyond their youth, beauty, and sex. It seems more likely that the 'catch' phrase shows how much more gals value men than men value gals. By suggesting that there are criteria a gal must uphold to be a catch aka have worth to a man while by default a man has worth.
Or is that due to the fact that women usually have so many dating options and get asked out left and right, so no man is really a 'catch' in their opinion? I doubt this as quantity does not equate to quality. A gal can be asked out by hundreds of guys but if almost all are unattractive unappealing a-holes then a guy who is attractive interesting and cool would probably be seen as a 'catch'.
If you can find a guy that has a job, drives, doesn't smoke, do drugs, or drink excessively, is a genuine nice person, and shares similar interests as you then that would be considered a "catch" or a keeper for most girls.
1. Reason you've never heard of a man being a catch is cause you have been only hearing guy talk 2. If you heard girl talk, they talk as much of a guy being a catch than a girl 3. Difference is guys mean a girl as a catch if she is aesthetically and physically hot while girls mean that and about his demeanor, career, prospects etc
No, most girls think they're above most guys, that they're the real prizes. Unless a guy is far more accomplished than her, i. e. richer, better looking, more successful, then he's just disposable to most girls.
OMG !!! Does GAG read minds or what !!! I had been thinking what exactly this term means. Yes it sounds simple... until someone calls you one. I had never heard this term. Couple of weeks back a female colleague of mine was praising my wife. When I said I got lucky, she said "but YOU're a catch". I did not know what to say to her.