I think people can only be "pressured" if they let themselves be, ive never felt pressured about that stuff because i don't let myself be, simple as that.
I tend to agree with you. Women do try to go over the top at time. Not all. Just to impress.
It is who you are inside that is of most importance, second comes the way you look.
While i'm sure some of the pressure comes from the distaff side,many woman consider themselves out of the running,date wise,if they don't meet some arbitrart standars,which is kinda sad...
should read arbitrary..
I put pressure on myself not sure about the other women thing :-) x
From a male point of view, yes woman do compete with each other.
I think some things have been hardwired in our conciousness even before we came humans. Women instinctively know they are there is an attraction competition going on with other women, men instinctively know there is a pursuit competition going on with other men.