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QUESTION: In relationships, are girls always the better looking ones? if so, why?

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  1. Because society values women primarily for their looks, but considers other qualities in men.

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    1. Short and to the point answer. So true.

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    2. That's a true point, and to add onto it I'd like to point to this article: http://www.psypost.org/2010/04/happy-marriage-attractive-husband-562. It's in reference to a psych study on satisfaction in married couples, as cited at the bottom.

      Since women value looks in men less than men do in women, a happier relationship is one where the man is less attractive, for both individuals involved. Some further info I received from SMF 204 built upon this to say that a man with a relatively more attractive women worked harder to make her happy. Versus a relatively more attractive man who didn't have to work as hard, and experienced less satisfaction with his partner.

      I'd say it's less about society and more about the way we're wired. Men value appearances more, it's just the way it is. Obviously this is a heteronormative study and I'd be interested to see how the issue projects in homosexual couples.

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  2. In real life, are you blind OP?

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  3. I would say so in a certain way.

    However, it depends on each relationship. Whether I'm in a relationship or not, I always try to take care of myself in looks and health. However, based on my last two boyfriends, while they're were pretty attractive in the beginning, they basically decided for themselves they already got the girl, so why should they keep on trying to look good? (ie. skipping showers, gained weight, binge eating, sweatpants everyday, etc.)

    Not to generalize over all guys, but most girls just take care of themselves better. We want to look good not just for guys, but for ourselves as well.

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    1. Yeah, this is not the case as things go on. So many couples I see over the age of 25 are the exact opposite.

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  4. I think it is true, but more because a lot of good-looking men have a superiority complex. They think they are just "too hot" to date girls that aren't at least on their level of attractiveness. Girls will obviously weigh in how attracted they are to someone when starting a relationship, but are way more likely to also consider their personality. I have a lot of really "hot" guy friends who won't even bother to talk to a girl who isn't also hot because they think they can do better. It's sad really....

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  5. Yes. Because you're not into dudes.

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  6. For me yeah. I won't date a girl unless I think she looks better than me.

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  7. It's hard to find attractive guys with a decent personality :( :( :(

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    1. .. it is even harder to find an attractive girl who matches my standards when I'm not actively looking.

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