Also, do you think you need to meet a high standard regarding looks in order to demand the same from someone else?
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I do. She must be perfect!!!
But seriously, as someone on here once pointed out when I listed qualities I was looking for in a partner: I described a female version of myself, but more socially competent and outgoing.
So I, for the most part, don't hold anyone to standards that I don't think I meet myself. I do happen to think very highly of myself and what I have to offer, so in that sense I expect a lot in return. I actually don't believe that woman exists, and even if she did she'd be rare enough that I could waste my life looking for her. Rather than settle for someone who doesn't live up to my standards, I'd rather concentrate on the other things in life that make me happy.
I have standards, variously defined, for intelligence, communication skills, decision-making, loyalty, drama, life goals, and certain tastes and interests. For example, I could never be with someone who thought sports were stupid. In terms of looks, I wouldn't want to be with someone I didn't find attractive enough to want to be physically intimate with, and I would expect the same from my partner. Where that specifically falls on the 1-10 scale doesn't really matter.0THIS IS NOT RELEVANT ANYMORE