'Most single men I know also put a premium on a woman's appearance. Why don't women understand this?
I do understand this. And I think most single women do grasp that most men are attracted to "pretty girls". Unfortunately, men like you are bypassing 90% of the available pool.
Now you understand this: I am over 50, I work out at least three times a week, eat healthy and have few unhealthy habits. I am not now, nor have I ever been "traffic stopping gorgeous", however, I have a great sense of humor, I can cook pretty darn well, I am well read and up on current events of the world and I am financially stable. I am not interested in your money and you do not have to have a fantastic body to attract my attention. I am not a stalker and I am not insanely jealous of anyone I am seeing, I am sane and average looking.
I am not trolling for a purely physically attractive man (although they don't hurt my eyes). I prefer my men a little fluffy and I have never met a bald man I didn't adore. I want a partner that is just that - a partner. Someone that has a brain, works out with me ocassionally or regularly, participates in cooking and running a household and has similar values and enjoys some of the things I do. This is what most single women put a premium on, why don't men understand this?
Unfortunately, YOU have come off as a shallow conceited pig. You wonder where all the pretty women are? Hiding from the likes of you!