The decile scale is a scale almost everyone uses to rank looks. The decile scale goes from 1 to 10.
It's not a "crazy incel invention" as scales for rating attractiveness have been around for at least a century and calling someone a "nine" or "ten" is extremely common lingo. The decile scale was popularized by the shitty film "10" in 1979 and by the rating website "Hot or Not" in the 2000s.
In detail[edit | edit source]
In common usage, the decile scale is only about looks as people care the most about looks in a potential partner at first Even though looks are at most only weakly related to other desirable traits.
|7th||High-tier normies||High-tier normies|
|6th||Brad meme||Male normies||Female normies/Beckies|
|4th||Low-tier normies||Low-tier normies||Inceldom spectrum,|
NEET, sexual frustration
|3rd||Incelish||Semicel||Failed normie||Femcelish||Femcel-lites||High-tier femcels|
|2nd||Malecels (male inceldom)||Femcels (female inceldom)|
|1st||Truecels (Omega male)||True-femcels (Omega female)||Hikikomori|
People often disagree on whether someone is a 5 or a 7, but they agree more about who is a truecel. Nonetheless, a 5 will always be in the 5th decile when averaging many ratings.
PSL scale[edit | edit source]
Another scale is the PSL rating scale which goes from 1-8. To find out your position on the PSL scale, deduct 2 points from the rating you recieved on the much more common decile scale. The idea behind it is that a man's position on the PSL scale directly correlates with how women perceive him. In the statistics released by the dating site OkCupid, men received much more harsh ratings (81% percent of them being rated as below average looking) by women than vice versa. Thus a male 7 will not actually be considered on par with female 7 in terms of their SMV, but will instead be perceived as a 5. Observable reality shows that it is increasingly uncommon for women to date their looks match or to be the more attractive one in the couple.
See Also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Marsh SE, Perrin FAC. 1925. An experimental study of the rating scale technique. The Journal of Abnormal Psychology and Social Psychology, 19(4), 383–399. [Abstract]
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/10_(film), full film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7x6JchwGHU