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- Sep 20, 2018
Not arguing with your theory, but the high school part isn't because it was a few years back: it's because it was high school. One of my most vivid recollections is of going to my 20th high school reunion (the only one I've attended) and being struck by how attractive so many of the women were in comparison to my recollection of them as girls. It's just the way boys/young men of that age tend to be. Cheerleaders are cute, everybody else is an also-ran.That's what I'm saying. Maybe there's a correlation between the popularization of nerdy things and the reduction of sex.
I just observe patterns. To somewhat over-simplify what I saw during high school:
-The most beautiful people could be the most social and active. They wouldn't have to settle for lesser things.
-As people with lesser attractiveness, fewer people would want to be around them, so it would be necessary to find activities which didn't require so many people. If they were smart enough, they could play D&D or something of the sort and at least sustain a small degree of social contact.
-But, once looks and intelligence goes down the drain, we would have to settle for very solo activities like tinkering with electronics or programming and such. When there's nobody around, it serves for something to do.
Now that these base activities are becoming popularized, it looks like people are wasting their opportunity to thrive in addition to pushing the bottom feeders out to deeper fringes. As people are getting pushed out, some push back, and that's how we also see a growth in MRAs and GamerGate-like situations. At the same time, people who could have been more social and sexually active have fetishized geek culture and adopted lesser social leanings.
Fortunately, most of us get over that.