Your most attractive years will be between 18 and 25, after 27 your rendezvous with The Wall is fast approaching and by mid-thirties your best days are in the rearview mirror unless you have by that time wisely started a family in which to find pleasure and solace. Women don’t have as much time as men do, but too many women are acting as if they did. Men can afford to have a singular focus on their careers in their 20s and 30s because they can still have kids at 45. You can’t! Unsurprisingly, men as a whole become happier as they age, while women are the happiest when they are young  . You may think that pesky kids will cramp your style when you want to go out on the town in your Jimmy Choos and tube top to enjoy a night of ego-validation and haughty spurning of men’s advances, but you risk forgetting that your moment in the sun is quickly fleeting and being sexually involved with women. When middle age comes and those very same men don’t even look at you twice you may realize to your chagrin and horror that for the next fifty years the only prospect of affection that awaits you is that of your cat. Winter is coming, so gather ye high-sexual mastery studs while ye may. To fulfill your hypergamous imperative (see Part One: Hypergamy), and thus be more content in your mate choice, you should mate with a man who has a somewhat higher socioeconomic status than your own. This will also lead you away from the temptation to cheat on him with a higher status man. But make sure he is not much better looking than you (preferably you should be a little better looking than he is), because hotter women than you will hit on him, he may become dissatisfied and a flight risk  , and you will find yourself in a perpetual state of anxiety. You may ask “wouldn’t I then be better off finding a man who thinks he has low sexual mastery but actually has a high one?” The problem with that line of reasoning is that all sexual mastery is subjective, and if he perceives himself to have low sexual mastery , then so will you, which will make you less attracted to him.