I just moved to LA from NYC, where I've been for the past 10 years. I loved NYC. For men with their shit together there is no reason to settle down. Beautiful, fit, intelligent women are in abundance there and hookup culture is just how it goes there, and the women accept this fact.
LA confuses the hell out of me. First of all, the attractive LA woman seems to be almost a myth. Online, among the most attractive there's too much bad plastic surgery, bad dye jobs, tacky clothing, trashy tats. However, most women I see around here are frumpy, plain Jane types. On online dating sites I've never seen so many obese women in my life as I'm seeing in LA. I'm not sure what I expected but it wasn't this.
Apparently because the male to female ratio is thrown off here, even the fat, frumpy women are picky as fuck. I've had to lower my standards here so far. I could easily pull 8-9s in NYC on a regular basis, my last girlfriend was a runway model - above my league lookswise, if I'm to be honest. Here in LA, I can't seem to get above a 5-6. Maybe I don't understand the culture here? I almost feel like I'm going through some sort of culture shock. An LA 9 is a NYC 6.
I'm Senior Partner at the top marketing firm in my niche, make 6 figures, 6'2", over 40 yrs old, full head of hair, in shape. I'm willing to look inward if there's something wrong with that picture but this place is so different than I expected. Can anyone familiar with the LA landscape give me the rundown? Thanks.