Dating a man of lower status
For example: the first common mistake is in how value gets defined.
Value and status are often erroneously distilled into a single attribute.
So after all of that talk of what status , not the person.
It’s not uncommon for guys to try to enhance their resume a little in the name of impressing women; they drop an extra hundred for the Hermés belt (with the big H buckle of course- what good is it if they don’t it’s Hermés?
A lot of classic PUA techniques are all about faking status and conveying that you’re actually high-value through behavior and appearing to be less-invested in the interaction…
all while desperately wanting to get into her pants.
The problem is that You can baffle people with your bullshit for only so long before they start to notice the cracks in the facade; you may be talking about your model ex-girlfriend but women will start noticing that you can’t look them in the eye for very long, that your body language starts to change as soon as you’re distracted and that you’re more nervous around them then someone of your supposed status would be.
Moreover, women are to guys embellishing themselves in order to look better and are quite good at spotting incongruities.