For example, I have had people tell me that someone is handsome and I look at them and think, "Huh?" They look very nice, sort of...but handsome? I don't think so. Apparently, beauty really is in the eye of the beholder? In my mind, top model is beautiful and the rest are nice looking or not as much. How about you? And yes, I fully realize that beauty is only skin deep. But technically, what is handsome or beautiful to you?
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What a lovely compliment, Paula. Thank you!! You are so right---it is that "second glance" that "alerts" us. I appreciate that you brought up healthy living. It makes all the difference. Honestly, I hate exercise. Guess it's time to change that. Lol
Your love for your wife is inspiring, Taze. Indeed, I agree that it is impossible to separate inner beauty and outer beauty. Your answer describes the character of a "beautiful" man.
That's one compliment I have never gotten on hub pages!:) Actually that's the only compliment I've gotten on hub pages besides I'm too funny!:)Of course it's as hard to get compliments as it is to see beauty in people not knowing them.
Hi Three Keys....So many wonderful answers, including yours, which express the value of inner beauty. Perfect symmetry is icing on the cake. Thank you for sharing! I appreciate it.
That's lovely, Diana. Thank you for giving us a spiritual perspective.
No question that physical beauty is temporary and spiritual beauty is forever. Your prose and symbolism is very nice.
Lol. Not the most flattering thing anyone has ever said to me. I'll chalk this up to "a generalization." Ha! But seriously, just make sure your dates don't know how you feel about your "happiness," Ayaz, and nobody will get hurt. ;)
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Hello Old Poolman.....I was referring to outside appearance only, and I agree with you about the other. The question came up in my mind, recently, because a mom said her sons are really handsome. I didn't say so, but they are not!! Thus, I wonder...
Kind of like people bragging about their newborn baby being beautiful. I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder.