Do you think really attractive people have an easier time in life?
Do you think the "pretty" people get favored more than average looking people? Do they have more opportunities in life because they are attractive?
I have written a hub on this very same topic. Attractive people, of course, have advantages and opportunities opened to them that are closed to their less attractive counterparts. Attractive people are a "draw" so to speak and are easy on the eyes. People tend to gravitate to the more attractive among us for the aforementioned reasons.
Corporations and companies tend to hire attractive people as it is good business sense to do so. Attractive people attract more clientele and thus attract more business and revenue. Less attractive and/or unattractive people tend to "repel" and corporations and companies are extremely loathe to hire such people as it would negatively affect business output. The name of the game in corporations and companies is image. Attractive people add to the image while unattractive people subtract from the image.
In occupations where there is much people contact, attractive people are more likely to be hired than unattractive people. Besides being more likely to be hired, attractive people are more likely to obtain promotions and earn more than unattractive people, given the same educational and job qualifications. Attractiveness count even in jobs and occupations where looks are not necessarily a strong determinant.
Attractive people also tend to date more than unattractive people. In other words, cuties get kissed while uglies get dissed. People find attractive people sexier and welcoming than unattractive people. People further contend that attractive people exude more self-confidence and elan than less attractive/unattractive people. In fact, people find less attractive and/or unattractive people to be a complete turn off.
I've heard it said that on dating websites the more thin and attractive girls get slammed with responses, but the not so thin girls get hardly any response. On the corporate front, working at home seems like a really good choice for a lot of people.
Look at all of the detective and spy shows. The heroes are usually 20-something, sexy gorgeous people. Is this real world?
Looks are everything up until a point. Yeah, you make friends quick, get dates quick.. But that doesn't mean your friends are gonna stick around.
Let me explain: I've got several friends who I've known for more than 20 years. And I sure as hell am not friends with them just cause they're pretty. Ten years? Obviously there's more to them than just looks.
Pretty girls might get a lot of guys, but that doesn't guarantee they'll stay with that guy forever. Look at Kim Kardashian. Billion guys think she's hot, she could get a date just like that, but she can't stay married to a guy for just three months. Then you look at my parents: not super models, but have been married for like 40 years or something.
Looks are an advantage in the dating world. In the short term. And especially in high school where people generally aren't looking for anything very long-term. But when (for me anyway) someone wants to get married, or have a relationship that lasts for more than a few months, you have to go beyond things as shallow as looks. Shallow isn't bad btw. It's just very near the surface. Attraction isn't bad, it's just not as deep as true love.
My ex gf was a pretty attractive girl.I am an average looking guy.She doesnt like me first but as time moved on,she fell in love with me.She liked many things in me.But, we didn't last because she found something better than me,someone could offer her secure life,house,car..... plus the same religion.
BTW the whole "only attractive people are cool" thing isn't true. What about Hurley from Lost? He's obese, but he's awesome:) lol
These are very good points and true. Sometimes really good looks don't cover up other "stuff".
Yes, what you have succinctly stated is so true. However, we live in such a superficial society, that the first impressions are often physical. The 10s in our society are often deified while the 1s are severely denigrated..
Absolutely! I was just thinking about that this morning. That perception of attractiveness could involve height, weight, deformities, skin shade (even within race), etc.
Dianetrotter, you are so correct regarding your premise. In the Black community(I am Black), the dark skinned, particularly women, are viewed as less attractive than their lighter skinned counterparts who are often idolized.
gmwilliams, in the Hispanic community complexion is very important. My students called the fairer skinned Hispanics "white." As I age I have a real appreciation for the dark skin. People also assume that you are less intelligent.
Diane, I am so well aware of that. Light skiinned Latinos consider themselves to be Caucasian while the dark skinned Latinos consider themselves to be anything but Black. They would claim Indian and/or any other ancestry. Black= stigma it seems.
gmwilliams, 'xactly! There are Black people who consider themselves anything but Black also.
100%. it's been proven in many studies and it is without a doubt to be true.
Quite often this is the case. I know some people with outer beauty that have received some fairly big passes and gifts in life only because of this.
It all depends how do you rate attraction, there are many pretty people in the world, but that does not necessarily mean they are attractive, and also there are many 'not so pretty people' around the world and yet people find them very attractive...
We all have been given the basic human features we have to go by and the basic genetic make-up is there for us to use....what we will do with all that is in our hands:)
Do not blame, nature or nurture for your shortcomings, use what you have and make the best of it...that is what the successful people around do, do you want to be attractive, work on it and make yourself what you want to be....
I think all people have their own set of issues and problems in life. For example, attractive women have a harder time in situations because they are treated differently by men and often times resented by women.
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