Most Helpful Girl
I don't know---I think that there are a lot of men and women who should lower their standards, and there are a lot of men and women who need to have higher standards, and some of it has to do with the areas in which they have high standards and the areas in which they have low standards.
For example, I see both men and women who have very high standards when it comes to physical appearance. I suppose you can't really help what you're attracted to, but some people seem to have impossibly high standards (and quite a few don't meet those standards themselves). Maybe I just don't get it because I'm attracted to a pretty wide variety of people.
On the other hand, I see both men and women getting into and staying in relationships with people who treat them poorly. In those cases, I don't think they have high enough standards (or, perhaps, misplaced standards).
Ultimately, I think people are allowed to have as high of standards as they want, I just don't want to listen to people complaining about a) not finding anyone who meets their super high standards, or b) finding that the people who meet their high standards aren't interested in them (since those people are allowed their own standards, and you might not meet them, sorry).
If you complain, and people think your standards are too high, there's a good chance they'll suggest that you lower your standards.
That said, I think women do get a lot more "Don't settle for someone who doesn't treat you right" (and I think men could benefit from more of this, since a lot of men seem to think it's normal in a relationship for the woman to treat them poorly or not give as much to the relationship as he does). But women are also told quite frequently that their standards are too high, and that they're wrong or awful for caring about x, y, or z.
Most Helpful Guy
Hey, no need to worry about this.
Time is women's worst enemy. Whereas it can be an ally for men.
The girls who have unrealistic expectations now often face greater competition as time goes by and looks fade.
But men age like wine. Experience, life experience in general is attractive. I'm not there yet, but I feel there's some shift that occurs around the 30 year old mark. Something that has to do with biological clocks.