Originally Posted by goober
I think competitive mixed would be improved a ton if they got rid of 8.0, 9.0 and switched to 7.5 and 8.5 with the requirement that the female player could cannot have a lower rating than the male player. Right now if you face a 4.5M /3.5F combo there is only one viable strategy for the most part, keep it away from the 4.5!
Agreed! I've posted something similar before I called "Queens Doubles". The main requirement is for the woman to be the higher rated player between the mixed pair. All else being equal, the man can no longer target the woman exclusively. This makes for a more even and competitive match.