One - ten [a measure of a person's physical attractiveness]

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  1. rusita preciosa

    rusita preciosa Modus forendi

    USA (Φιλαδέλφεια)
    Russian (Moscow)
    [OK, I do not exactly know how to set up this entry... I’ll try anyway and see what happens]

    Term: One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, n

    Your definition or explanation:

    One: A person who is in the 90th percentile in terms of his/her physical attractiveness; Very unattractive person.
    Two: A person who is in the 80th percentile in terms of his/her physical attractiveness; Unattractive person.

    Three: A person who is in the 70th percentile in terms of his/her physical attractiveness; Fairly unattractive person.
    Four: A person who is in the 60th percentile in terms of his/her physical attractiveness; Below average in terms of attractiveness.
    Five: A person who is in the 50th percentile in terms of his/her physical attractiveness; Average looking person.

    Six: A person who is in the 40th percentile in terms of his/her physical attractiveness; Above average looking person.
    Seven: A person who is in the 30th percentile in terms of his/her physical attractiveness; Fairly attractive person.
    Eight: A person who is in the 20th percentile in terms of his/her physical attractiveness; Attractive looking person.
    Nine: A person who is in the 10th percentile in terms of his/her physical attractiveness; Very good looking person.

    Ten: A person who has perfect looks; Extremely attractive person.

    Example: I can't believe how many 9s and 10s are in this club. If you are a 5, you have no chance with them.


    One or more places you have seen the term: I mostly heard it used in everyday speech rather than written sources, but I could find a couple, mostly from thrashy dating sites:

    "Essentially, I can go out to a club and come home with a few legit numbers or get a pull from 7s or 8s. (Nothing wrong with these girls, nice people.) I believe this and know this; it’s just how it is. However, I’m still having trouble breaking through to the really hot girls, the 9s and 10s."
    http://attractwomenanywhere.com/blog/2010/01/14/how-do-i-date-9s-and-10s-the-super-attractive-women/


    "Most guys believe that 9s and 10s are super hard to get and that for them you need to have ultra-strong game".
    http://www.lovesystems.com/dating-advice/picking-up-9s-and-10s


    Have you looked for this term or meaning in dictionaries, and not found it? Yes __:tick:__ No ___
     
  2. swift

    swift Senior Member

    Spanish – Costa Rica (Valle Central)
    Hello Rusita,

    Those numbers are used not only to measure the attractiveness of somebody but also to set a value or degree on anything that can be rated (a dish, for example). Compare with the following definition of "ten":
     
  3. rusita preciosa

    rusita preciosa Modus forendi

    USA (Φιλαδέλφεια)
    Russian (Moscow)
    I saw that, but I think that it is different when characterizing a person and not providing any verbiage around it (e.g. "She's a ten." / "I can't believe how many eights and nines there are here.")
     
  4. swift

    swift Senior Member

    Spanish – Costa Rica (Valle Central)
    Hi again, Rusita.
    Sure, I'm just saying that this meaning doesn't seem unfamiliar to me considering the definition I quoted before. Of course, when it comes to the use of those terms, there certainly is a difference. :)
     
  5. Myridon

    Myridon Senior Member

    Texas
    English - US
    I believe this is already in dictionaries. It's just hard to look it up as dictionaries cover individual words and not systems for describing things. This is from www.merriam-webster.com's definition for "ten":
    5: one deserving the highest rating; specifically : an exceptionally attractive person
     
  6. swift

    swift Senior Member

    Spanish – Costa Rica (Valle Central)
    :thumbsup: That definition appears in Merriam-Webster's 11th Collegiate Dictionary. :) I should have double-checked before posting my first comment.
     
  7. ewie

    ewie Senior Member

    This septic isle!
    NW Englandish English
    The (erm) terminology has certainly been around for a long time ... at least since the release of the rather lame film 10 (1979).
     
  8. rusita preciosa

    rusita preciosa Modus forendi

    USA (Φιλαδέλφεια)
    Russian (Moscow)
    Well, I guess it leaves us with one through nine then...
     
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