That hot you’re not

May 10, 2007 at 11:30 am (bimbo, brain)

Beauty was the topic of a previous post so I found this article particularly interesting this morning. The TIME writer mentions the new boundary: dating out of your cuteness category. Forget interracial, same-gender, interreligion, etc relationships. Nope, this time it’s dating/marrying someone clearly out of your league.
How many times have you noticed a gorgeous girl hook up with an ugly guy? Or a beautiful man with an unfortunate-looking woman?
Chances are you thought she was with him for his money. And that the guy was screwing around anyway but his wife stayed devoted to him cos she couldn’t do better (kinda like an “ugly chicks try harder” mentality.
Shame on you if you thought that way. It’s double standards, people. Double damn standards.

Anyway, it got me thinking: I’ve never thought of myself – or anyone I’ve ever been with or fancied – as either gorgeous or not. Of course I think my partner is incredibly handsome (those eyes…) but I’ve never thought either of us “in/out the league” of the other. But then again, I don’t place high value on physical beauty.
But, like the movie Shallow Hal showed, there are clearly people who think it’s all about the hotness. That’s just sad.



  1. batman5172 said,

    it happens toby. I think it’s more common than you think. it’s just the way some people are

  2. batman5172 said,

    she’s got writers block nogal

  3. tbhanks said,

    But how do you know what your level is? What if I think I look like Angelina but I actually look like Cybill?

  4. batman5172 said,

    then you’re just gonna end up alone hey. I know lotsa people like that.

  5. tbhanks said,

    But what do you do to “check”? I mean, Batman, how do you know you and your ladylove are on the same level? What if she’s an uberbabe and you’re an, um, caped comicbook person with a mask hiding your face…

  6. Lost-in-Jozi said,

    What do you do when your better half suddenly goes on a health food kick, loses loads of weight and really becomes the “better half?”

  7. tbhanks said,

    You do one of two things: You spoil her rotten so she knows she has a good thing OR you join her and equalise things again.
    But surely she didn’t marry you for your looks, right? So I’m sure she doesn’t care how you look. *wink*

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