Never heard of such a thing. I married someone who felt I was below his league. I think it's more interesting when men date women who are below their league physically, because it's so rare. Frequently asked questions will be removed. I have an equal trajectory as he does but he's 10 years older than me so he is further along in his success.
Longer acquaintance predicts reduced assortative mating on attractiveness.
Intentionally dating men that are below your league?
But it did affect the relationship negatively in many ways, mostly in terms of my self esteem. A strong, stable and successful marriage has high requirements most relationships don't meet. I did think he was interesting. I don't think it's necessarily to "look better" I had a professor who once brought her UPS husband to a gala and he stood in a corner the whole time eating all the fried chicken. I'm really happy for her. If you make someone else feel inferior, you protect yourself from the hurt they may cause in the event that they reject you. Has anyone ever seen this?