It’s a self-reinforcing story; we don’t accept the idea that someone who looks like Lena Dunham could score with a guy who looks like Patrick Wilson because we never see it in the media.We never see it in the media because nobody accepts the idea that it could happen and so like an oroborous with an eating disorder, the cycle perpetuates itself. So while I may be a little behind the pop-culture curve, there are certain issues that I find fascinating from an outsider’s perspective.
Howard Marshall is the could achieve if we just work hard enough/win the lottery. Nobody is going to mistake him for an Abercrombie and Fitch model…
For many it correlates nicely with the idea that women are instinctively hypergamous, trading sex in exchange for status or support; naturally they’re just slumming it with the rich beta males while letting the alphas rail them on the side. people who looks – we all know people who are gorgeous but absolute wastes of space – but more often it’s something else entirely. in fact, he kinda looks like a stereotypical band geek. Paul Potts is another famous example of someone who isn’t conventionally attractive when it comes to looks, yet can , creating something beautiful and ephemeral through hard work and training.
Women go gaga for Matt Smith and Arthur Davil and Benedict Cumberbatch..
Nobody’s denying that someone who’s conventionally attractive is going to have a leg up on getting a leg over. We don’t just date people’s faces or torsos – not for very long, in any case. Looks, no matter how spectacular, eventually become part of the status quo; as Billy Bob Thornton (no model, he) once said about being married to Angelina Jolie, eventually “it’s like fucking the couch.” Like I said earlier, when we see someone dating somebody who’s supposedly “out of their league”, our default assumption is that it’s that the uglier of the two is rich; Anna-Nicole Smith marrying octogenarian billionaire J.
Amazingly enough in the real world, models variable and influenced by a ginormous number of factors including personal preferences, cultural upbringing, social class, even ecology.
The archetypal good-looking modern man, for example, is depicted as having a long, lean swimmer’s build and lacking nearly frame was the ideal; body weight was often a class-marker, as the indolent upper class was able to eat richer foods, while the peasants toiled at manual labor (and, ironically, ate a more nutritionally sound diet).This is why celebrities tend to date other celebrities.Hell, this is why cops tend to date ER nurses; they exist in the same world, and understand the trials and tribulations that the job entails.WARNING: Not all these pick-up lines will result in success and some pick-up lines might actually have detrimental effects. Especially mine.” Richard Did you hurt your wings when you fell from heaven? Jamie “Arrest me now – I’m a thief.” *Incredulous look* “No seriously. ”, “Because you’ve got everything I’ve been searching for.” Andy The human body has 206 bones … Dan A guy once came up to me, fished the ice out of his drink, threw it on the floor and said ‘there’s the ice broken’. Tora I like to go up to guys drinking Leffe and saying ‘ah I see you like European blondes’ (being blonde is a requirement) Laura What’s your jumper made out of? (She turns around to face me) Oh no – you landed on your face! I came to steal your heart.” Hannah “I lost my phone number. ” (I nearly fell for this one) Saskia “Is your name Google? Of course, everyone on the Internet took this in without even blinking, accepting that people are complex and varied in their desires and understanding that attraction is a complicated beast. To judge by the collective outrage over the episode, you would’ve thought that Dunham had murdered Ned Stark while dressed as Hitler and simultaneously shooting kittens out of a cannon that was also on fire.