Likely at your school, jocks, or athletes, are the most popular people in the school. It may not seem fair if you’re not athletically inclined, but there’s a reason why jocks do so well socially in school. And, it’s beyond anyone’s control. I may not like many of the rules, but I can’t really change them. Why? It’s because of millions of years of evolution.
Humans evolved certain traits that enhanced survival. In other words, traits that led to survival of the species were considered valuable in the eyes of other humans. So, with early humans, the most valued males were those who were strong, powerful, and confident leaders.
And, in ancient times, the men who were strong and powerful protectors and warriors were…the athletes who could hunt and fight for the tribe. The guy who was great at other things, even if he was really talented, would be useless to the community or even dead if he wasn’t at least somewhat athletic.
So, if you are a guy and wonder why jocks are popular with girls (and even other guys) when they don’t seem all that nice or charming, it’s because evolution has programmed women to like them! That’s right, those beautiful girls who won’t date you are actually attracted to the athletes without even giving it much thought. If you’re a girl, this may explain why you really hate the jocks with your head, but deep down in your heart would love to date them. You may tell your friends what a jerk the quarterback is, but yet he may have appeared in your dreams.
Also, before anyone writes me saying they know jocks who aren’t popular or guys who are popular without being athletic, save the bytes it takes to send me a message or email. I know that there are exceptions to every rule. But, the rule still holds: athletes, in schools and in the real world, are often extremely popular and attractive. You can’t change the facts.
However, the exceptions are very important. And, if you’re a guy who’s not in the popular or athletic crowd, you can still be popular, successful, and attractive. Fortunately, other traits such as being funny, taking charge, musical talent, etc. are also highly valuable in today’s society (where we don’t have to outrun bears). But, what matters is that you are high value and confident. In high schools, being a jock instantly gives you those traits.
But, you can find those traits elsewhere too, even if it takes a little more work. Browse our site for tons of tips and practical advice that you can use to become more popular and attractive than ever!