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Dating Secrets: Common Systems For Rating Women

The Blue Lagoon (1980 film)

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Today we’re going to talk about a dating secret that some know and some don’t. Everyone talks about their perfect “10”.

This expression fell into very common usage after the premiere of the movie “The Blue Lagoon” starring Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins.

Sliding Scale

It’s based on a scale from 1 to 10 with one being on the low end and ten being on the high end of female (or male) attractiveness.

The rating is not simply based on looks, but can include personality, social status, popularity and more.

Physical Characteristics

Some of the physical characteristics that contribute to such a rating can be based on:

  • Facial features
  • Youth
  • Breasts
  • Body mass
  • Waist/hip ratio
  • Height
  • Leg to body ratio
  • Hair
  • Skin tone

Go  here to read more about the characteristics that are involved in physical attractiveness.

What Are Some Other Dating Secrets Rating Systems? – Here’s A List…

The simplest of systems rates attractiveness like this:

1-3 = Unattractive or ugly.

4-6 = Average attractiveness.

7-9 = Above Average attractiveness.

10 = Hot (very attractive).

Another system used the following rankings:

1-7.5 = Unattractive or ugly.

7.6-8.4 = Above Average attractiveness.

8.5-10 = Hot (very attractive).

A Pickup Artist Known as ‘Formhandle’ explains and rates this way:

“Keep in mind that people’s personal rating systems vary widely. A lot of people would consider anything above 8.0 a HB. Not that we should rank females in generic categories like this, but hey, we gotta track our successes somehow. Another thing to keep in mind is that some 8.0+s will have a < 5.0 personality but some 5.0+s will have a > 8.0 personality. Some guys also like to differentiate between the face and body. She was a 7.5/8.5, meaning a 7.5 face and 8.5 body (or is it the other way around?). Got it?  Don’t got it?  OK: 1 is bad 10 is good.  Simple enough?”

1-5 = ugly and encompasses about 30% of all women

6 = neutral. Depends on her personality (her rating can change based on her personality)

6.5 = babe – about half of all women fall into the babe rating.

7-8.5 = honey bunny (HB) – makes up about 10% of all women.

8.5-9.5 = eye candy HB as in a model or stripper or exceptionally good looking woman – makes up about 6% of all women.

9.5 = high quality HB as in a girl next door who could easily be a model and is healthy, intelligent with a great personality – makes up about 3% of all women.

9.9 = Super Hot Babe – less than 1% of all women.

10 = No such thing.

Mach Rating Scale Of Female Attractiveness

While the various female rating scales are all meant to express individual attractiveness, they can also be used to communicate a general “rating” to give others a basic idea of the physical characteristics of a woman.

Some even take it farther as in the Mach Rating Scale Of Female Attractiveness.

According to the above website, this rating system is, “…a standardized measure of the attractiveness of the female gender, and is based on the immediate first impression of the rater…” It even goes so far as to invoke “Promethean Law” in its mathematical calculations to account for the undue influence the environment has in the overall perception of a woman’s rating within that environment.

And Canada even got into the game when the Ethics Review Committee of the University of Toronto approved a study to determine if an objective measuring system for facial attractiveness was possible.

You can read the result of the study here:

Is an Objective Measuring System for Facial Attractiveness Possible?

Startling Conclusions

In the book, “Falling in Love: Why We Choose the Lovers We Choose, author Ayala Malach Pines explores practical, theoretic and statistical information that clearly shows how you might be imprisoned by your own unconscious patterns of choosing a lover – with some startling conclusions. It’s worth a look at these interesting dating secrets. You can get more information about the book, including reviews here:

Falling in Love: Why We Choose the Lovers We Choose

In addition, Oxford University Press published, “What Women Want — What Men Want: Why the Sexes Still See Love and Commitment So Differently”  by author/anthropologist John Marshall Townsend which explores the idea that men want young, beautiful women and casual sexual relationships while women primarily  look for committed relationships with men of wealth and status. He reaches a shocking conclusion even among “liberated” individuals.

You can read more about his work and conclusion here:

What Women Want–What Men Want: Why the Sexes Still See Love and Commitment So Differently

Is A Rating System Even Right?

Some women refer to the men who rate them using any number of rating systems as “rate-cists”. They question whether or not women and men are being degraded or otherwise diminished by such rating systems.

We’ll leave it up to you to draw your own conclusions, but we’d love to hear your point of view in the comment section below. We cataloged these as dating secrets because many people don’t know about them. Let us know your opinion.

Take Each Of Our Dating Secrets Surveys

We’d also appreciate it if you’d take the following survey so we can get a general idea of where you and your friends stand on this issue. The top poll is for the guys while the bottom poll asks the same question of the ladies:

For Men: Should men rate women on a 1-10 scale of attractiveness?








For Women: Should men rate women on a 1-10 scale of attractiveness?







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