In Greek mythology, Narcissus is an annoyingly handsome young lad who is warned by a blind seer that if he should ever catch sight of his reflection (hard to come by, back in the day) his would-be long life would be cut short.
Then, as one does in Ancient Greece, he comes upon a still pond, sees how outrageously good-looking he is, and looks at his reflection until he metaphorically and literally dies of his vanity.
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Psychology draws from this tale for the personality construct “narcissism,” which in its preclinical form speaks to self-centeredness and a need for validation; its extreme form, narcissistic personality disorder, denotes a total disregard for other people’s feelings and a prickly inability to handle But narcissists aren’t just attractive to themselves.
They are, at least superficially, attractive to other people; that’s why they’re overrepresented in fields where being at the center of attention is an asset, like entertainment, entrepreneurship, or politics. And as a new study of speed dating led by Emanuel Jauk of the University of Graz, in Austria, finds, people rate them as more attractive and moredateable. Why speed dating — isn’t that silly thing that only happens in romantic comedies?
Aviv Goldgeier, an engineer for the dating website Hinge, recently analyzed the share of “likes” on Hinge that went to the most-liked people of each gender.
He found that inequality on dating apps is stark, and that it was significantly worse for men.
The most likely explanation is that women, who are generally less likely to initiate contact, have a higher threshold when they do so.