I saw a study that was once done that figured out the whole league thing. It’s not what number people would be rated by the general population that dictates who they want to date. It’s the number people rate themselves that they tend to date.
If you think you are an 8, you’ll end up with someone who thinks they are a 7, 8, or 9. If you think you are a 5, you’ll end up with someone who thinks they are a 4, 5, or 6. It’s all about self image, not public image.