The theory that women pick wealthier men because they can “provide for the family” and that men pick more attractive women because they are more “fertile” is a bit farfetched to me. In another generation, I might be able to believe this, however, our society is shallow and does not think about long term goals like these. They are fixated on immediate gratification, hence the terms gold digger and cradle robber. Although, I do agree that we are inclined to pick someone that is equal to our number in attractiveness. We are also apparent to it when we meet a couple where this balance is off, we wonder what happened.