Who is to say that a certain woman is less attractive than I am?
I don't look around and label girls as 3's or 4's. They are either attractive or not attractive. From there it comes down to their personality, and what they look for in a guy. If I can see that I'm not the kind of guy she is looking for, I stay away.
The short answer is no, I don't pursue "the cream of the crop", though I could make the argument that women do from a social and economic standpoint (with looks only making 1/3 of the attraction).
I don't know about "Less", but I have been searching for a girl who has a similar attractiveness rating as me. Some people think that's weird, but I feel like if I was with a really hot girl, it would make me look worst than I am, and I would be less comfortable around her because from what I have heard, and seen, girls who are considered "Hot" tend to expect more from their man. I don't know if that's true because I have never been with any girl, but that's what I have heard, and seen.
I honestly don't know how I stand compared to the girl I like right now. Girls are always told their 'attractive, beautiful' whatever..so many have boosted egos for sure. I've never been told straight out I'm attractive but most girls give me a shy and warm welcome if I approach them. As far as most relationships go I've seen just as many good looking guys with average at best girls as vice versa.