For every three guys who are complete trash at dating and relationships, there's a guy completely benefiting and being praised for doing the bare minimum; aka the 'mediocre man flourish'. The mediocre man flourish is simply the act of doing just enough for a girl who unfortunately hasn't been courted properly to know the difference between effort and plain ol' decency.
For example, because she isn't used to a guy initiating plans, mediocre man looks like Romeo because he made a reservation and actually showed up on time. Or because she's used to "text me when you get home" remarks after an outing, mediocre man looks like a rare breed because he put her in a cab and called her to make sure she made it in safe. Or, my favorite, because she's used to lackluster "wyd" texts all the damn time, mediocre man seems like a interesting human because he asks relevant questions pertaining to her life. So evolutionary.
The mediocre man clever laziness is co-dependent on two factors: 1. A woman who doesn't require much or challenges him. 2.The lazy man who does far less. If those two factors remain, the mediocre man's flourish will never be challenged because people will only focus their attention on the aforementioned. It's kind of genius--- but not really because I see what's going on.
In short, you're not low, 'mediocre man.' Your flourish is lazy and should be considered a starting point, not the finish line.