Originally Posted by imhotep
Do you think this is a case of "lowered expectations"? Reason I propose so is because these same girls subscribe to the Hollywood created perception of what is attractive vs not attractive. They think the same male celebrities are attractive that a girl from the North would. However, when it comes to picking themselves out a Southern man (in many cases, his corresponding bank account), all of a sudden the swoop becomes a selling point.
The haircut isn't ubiquitous in Texas. I do know that girls here definitely don't have to lower expectations. There are a ton of attractive dudes- even the hick ones. It really doesn't have much to do with that. Girls calculate attractiveness in people they know based upon how so many different qualities. There are plenty of objectively hot guys who won't considered as bangable as the frat douche wearing plastic oakley+orange croakie/fishing shirt/bermuda shorts/sperrys to a certain segment of southern sorostitutes. Then there are the girls in Austin who get the hots for the objectively ugly scene kid who can't sing and can only play power chords on guitar. There's the whole inbetween as well. No one is lowering expectations, just shifting qualities that they value.