It makes sense why, there is simply too much competition from desperate dudes who are constantly hitting up average and above average looking women. Most dudes have no idea how much attention and options an average woman has. First of all, most average and above average looking, are taken, they have a boyfriend or married. This is a fact. Men are visual and these women will always have tons of men chasing them. Even if an average woman is single, she is never truly single and lonely like a man is. She will have many options and men who are constantly orbiting around her, trying to get her. Many attractive women are single and you would often hear that is because "men are afraid of them". This is bullshit. Many men may be afraid of them, but even if they weren't, they would never have a chance. These are single because they have high standards for men, when it comes to looks, money, status, personality and what feelings are produced in her brain. She is holding out for that perfect guy that has all she wants. Most men are disqualified by default. You never had a chance to begin with. You having courage and approaching, won't change anything. Most men don't approach them, though, cause they know they won't have a chance. Another problem, many women nowadays believe to be hotter than they really are. Social media is to blame for this. It allowed for men (who would otherwise, wouldn't do it in person) to compliment and shower these women with attention. The result is that a 5/10 average woman believes she is hotter than her equal a 5/10 man. There is simply too much competition for most dudes to even have a chance. Let's say you go to a mall. Out of thousand people that may be there, how many women are actually above average looking? Probably 5 or 10%. The rest will be plain, below average, fat, old, etc. Now, most men would obviously prefer to be with an attractive woman or at least, cute. Do you really think these women are going to be single? LMAO they get hit on by dudes multiple times a day for months and years. Math alone says that it was only a matter of time, till one of those dudes happened to fit into what she is looking for when it comes a man's looks, personality, character, etc. You never had a chance, cause before you met a particular girl, she probably got hit on by hundreds of those, of course, she'll be taken. The reality, most men with girlfriend, these suckers only got lucky. There is nothing special about these dudes. They just happened to get lucky that whatever they have, fit into what that particular woman wanted or was looking for. I've seen couples, many times, I'm superior to the boyfriend in every way, in looks, money and many other aspects, yet he somehow got himself a cute girl. In reality, he just got lucky, that's all.