The two facets of hypergamy
I see that there is a lot of confusion about two seemingly contradictory notions wrapped up in the term "hypergamy".
Hypergamy is defined as the female tendency to seek the best available male as her sexual mate.
The confusion has to do with the definition of "best", which is bipartite.
The first definition of "best" is "having the greatest genetic fitness".
The second definition of "best" is "having the greatest ability to provide for the woman and her children".
An example of the first type of "best" would be an athletic man with high physical symmetry and aggressiveness that could be passed onto male children, who would then propagate the woman's genes well.
An example of the second type of "best" would be a wealthy and famous man who could provide material comforts for the woman and her children.
The combination of these two definitions in one man would be ideal, but unfortunately they are not often found in the same man, especially in today's civilized world in which archetypal male physical characteristics such as strength and aggression aren't always positively viewed by society.
So if a woman can't find one man who meets both definitions, hypergamy implies that a woman should find the best male in each of these categories, one to provide the best genetic material and the other to provide for the offspring in material ways.
This is where the "pool boy" (genetically fit) and "walking ATM" (provider) stereotypes come from.
I hope this clarifies the meaning of hypergamy.
Always remember the LD motto: "Sex isn't important!!!"