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Study: Men who rate themselves a ‘seven’ are a ‘five’ at best

Thanks to the findings of a recent study, those men rate themselves a ‘solid seven’ a barely a five.


According to a recent study, most men who rate themselves as a seven are actually a five or lower on a 1-10 scale.

The test group for this study was made up of 300 men across Australia. We included any man who had ever said out loud or on social media that he ‘was a seven’. For the sake of the study, we excluded data from men who only believed that they were a seven in certain locations (a Sydney 7 but a Canberra 8, for example, or a Perth 7 but a Melbourne 1).

To obtain the results, we asked a diverse group of judges to rate the self-proclaimed sevens and the conclusions were shocking. Only 4% of these men were actually sevens, and 22% were sixes. This means a whopping 74% were fives or lower. Actually, there was one man who said he was a seven but was actually an eight, although we had to exclude him from the study because he was an outlier.

This study has startling ramifications for men. Going forward, any man who tells an audience that he’s a seven must face the reality that he’s probably only a five, at best. He might need to look inward and ask himself if he should really be talking about his appearance on stage, or even doing stand up comedy at all. Any man on a dating app who describes himself as a seven needs to be aware that the women looking at his pictures will probably disagree and also be put off by the phrase proclaiming such a thing.

Further results of the study conclude that the majority of men who rate themselves sevens internally believe that they’re nines. This result was obtained by prodding the subjects one-on-one until they admitted that “yeah, whatever, I just take way better care of myself than most guys”, and “yeah, so what, just because society says so, it doesn’t mean I’m worth a punt.”



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