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Can Girls Who Wear Glasses Be Hot?

Updated on March 21, 2013
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Do Men Make Passes?

Dorothy Parker once famously said, "Men seldom make passes at girls who wear glasses." Now, I'm in no expert position to talk about how true or untrue this statement is, but I'd like to reflect on my own journey of glasses and men's passes. And men, we'd love to hear you comment on your own feelings about women and glasses!

Yes, I Wear Glasses!

I have had bad vision since middle school. I distinctly remember having to get glasses in the 6th grade because I couldn't see the chalkboard from the back of class. At that age, of course I wasn't evolved enough to cherish my own self-esteem, so I avoided wearing glasses at all costs. I would sit in the front row of every class just so I could see, and it worked out actually. I got excellent grades! What I distinctly remember though, was how upset I was over how I looked in the glasses. I felt completely unattractive and nerdy-looking. Which is the worst way for an 11 year old girl to feel.

It probably didn't help that the frames weren't the most attractive ones either. I believe glasses have evolved tremendously since that time. Once I entered high school, I was ecstatic over getting contact lenses, which really started to become popular at that time. Yes, they were a nightmare to put in and take out on a daily basis, but I loved the relief from glasses. In college, I made the leap by getting a pair of amazing Versace glasses frames. I was in LOVE with them. But not to the extent of wanting to wear them on a date.

Senior year of college was when I was fed up with glasses and contacts, and my eyes all together. It's difficult to put on your contacts when you are only getting 3 hours of sleep at a time. I was seriously contemplating lasik eye surgery. Unfortunately, I was not a good candidate for Lasik, as my eyes were still changing. I was forced to accept my relationship with my glasses.

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My Glasses Epiphany

When I first met my boyfriend in college, of course I wore my contacts to every date night. One night though, we stayed up talking until really late in the morning, and I just had to change into my glasses. My eyes were being tortured! Ironically, I find out some years later, that he thought my glasses made me look super hot! Irony of ironies I know.

What's even more ironic is how attractive I find men who wear glasses now.

I guess what's important to recognize here is how behind the times and untrue that Dorothy Parker saying is; at least nowadays. It's nice to think that men have evolved along with our glasses!

Thank goodness we've come a long way since the seventies!
Thank goodness we've come a long way since the seventies!

Celebs Look Hot in Their Glasses Too!

If these confident brunettes can pull off gorgeous looks with glasses, then so can I!
If these confident brunettes can pull off gorgeous looks with glasses, then so can I! | Source

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      BobbiRant 6 years ago from New York

      I had a very good friend in college and she was definitely 'hot' and wore glasses. She was tall, and beautiful and turned heads when she entered a room. Nice hub.

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      Simone Haruko Smith 6 years ago from San Francisco

      Oh, glasses are definitely hot! I don't even need them, and I have several fake pairs. Great Hub!

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      yenajeon 6 years ago from California

      BobbiRant: It's nice to hear about other "hot" women who sport their glasses well. Thanks for commenting!

      SimoneSmith: I'm glad you agree! And fake glasses can be fun!

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      Cogerson 6 years ago from Virginia

      Of course women wearing glasses can be hot....my wife does the same thing as you.....contacts during the day....and wears glasses when her contacts are bothering her....she is hot both ways...even if she does not believe me....great hub...voted up

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      Emma 6 years ago from Houston TX

      Nice topic.Ladies who wear glass doesn't mean the must hot.It depends on what you are comfortable with.Nice hub.

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      yenajeon 6 years ago from California

      Cogerson: I'm glad you appreciate your wife with contacts or glasses. Glasses really can look hot! Lol, I'm surprised she doesn't believe you.

      Crystolite: I agree that it's all about comfort. But sometimes glasses can be just as uncomfortable as contacts!

      Happy St. Patty's to you both!

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      James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago

      I have worn glasses since I was five. I have never had contacts since I thought it unnatural to have glass or plastic right on my eyeball. I had a phase from about 12 to 18 where I just went without for vanity's sake. After wrecking two beautiful automobiles my dad bought for me I gave up and have worn them ever since.

      I think girls can be just as attractive with glasses. Look at S. E. Cupp!

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      yenajeon 6 years ago from California

      James: Yes, it's strange for me to imagine myself with great vision, I've always had bad eyes. Wrecking two gorgeous cars is a serious wake-up call to put on those glasses! Thanks for the comment!

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      katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

      I think glasses on girls are very hot and add to ones already obvious beauty. I love this hub vote it up and enjoyed the read. thanks :) Katie

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      yenajeon 6 years ago from California

      katiem2: I figured you'd like this one! You are one of those women who look hot with glasses. =)

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      Laura Writes 6 years ago

      I used to hate my glasses too when I first got them, but once I found the right pair, they made a fashion statement to my face! Light black rims on top and none on the bottom (looks to heavy for my face that way) and they are just perfect! (Not to mention they hide dark circles and I can save copious amounts of money on concealer every year! YAY! :D Great hub! voted UP! :)

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      yenajeon 6 years ago from California

      londonlady: I'm glad we've reached a place where we know we look good with glasses! I love mine as well, the only downside to glasses, are when you're trying to work out, and when you're eating hot stuff. (They fog up badly!)

      Thanks!!

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      Larry Fields 6 years ago from Northern California

      Women who wear glasses? I think that the Librarian Look is hot!

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      yenajeon 6 years ago from California

      LarryFields: Yes, the librarian look will be around for possibly forever, even once libraries are extinct!

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      George Huss 6 years ago from United States

      Women who wear glasses? Absolutely attractive!! They suggest self-confidence, intelligence and style. Thanks for the hub!

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      yenajeon 6 years ago from California

      George: I agree completely with the self-confidence bit. I'm sporting mine today but because I ran out of time this morning!

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      Larry Fields 6 years ago from Northern California

      I have a pair of yellow sunglasses. Being a male who is beyond a certain age, I'm not trying to be a hottie. :-) It's a practical matter.

      This time of year--Spring hay fever season--I feel a little better with less blue light. Conventional indoor lighting is OK. But sunlight is too blue at the moment. And these glasses feel better than generic sunglasses, because they filter out proportionately more blue.

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      yenajeon 6 years ago from California

      LarryFields: I never thought that deeply into glasses vs. sunglasses but you bring up some interesting points. I too have bright pink sunglasses. They are not for practical matters at all, they are for fashion! Ironic right?

      Thanks for the great comment!

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      Erica Sanchez 6 years ago from California

      Very great hub Yes woman with glasses are HOT, CLASSY, and SEXY. In my opinion. sshhhh( I wear glasses as well. Thanks for sharing...

      smiles :)

      bella

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      yenajeon 6 years ago from California

      bellawritter23: I couldn't agree more. Glasses on women are sexy! I mean look at how well Eva Longoria carriers hers. Have a great weekend!

      Yena

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Nice information. They looks beautiful and sexy while wearing glasses. I love all stunning pictures here. Well done, my friend. Rated up!

      Prasetio

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      yenajeon 6 years ago from California

      Thanks prasetio! I'm glad all the men are agreeing about glasses and sexiness!

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      Sun-Girl 6 years ago from Nigeria

      Nice hub with interesting pics.

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      Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

      Not only are they hot, they are automatic members of "The Myopia Club" (see hub of same name) and are part of a prestigious and elite group of people who like to keep things up close and personal.

      Check out Grace Kelly in them:

      http://jimcofer.com/personal/wp-content/uploads/20...

      =:)

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      yenajeon 6 years ago from California

      Sun-Girl: Thanks!

      Winsome: Lol, I'm glad you granted them automatic status of "myopia". I'm not a huge fan of Grace Kelly but she rocks the glasses well!

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      bwysmiling 6 years ago from Texas

      Thank you for writing this hub. I wear glasses and once upon a time, especially as a kid, I really hated them. But after reading this hub, you reminded me that glasses do add a sense of air and sophistication for women and we do look good in them! :)

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      yenajeon 6 years ago from California

      bwysmiling: I'm glad you were reminded of how sexy glasses can be. I think glasses can be hot on men as well! I just did a splurge purchase on a pair of designer frames and I'm in love!

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      babyjedi 6 years ago from philippines

      wearing glasses makes those ladies more sexy and hot...

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      yenajeon 6 years ago from California

      babyjedi: Thanks for the comment!

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      John Null 5 years ago

      Girls with glasses on are soooooo hot.

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      yenajeon 5 years ago from California

      John Null: I'm glad you agree!

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      AlineF 5 years ago

      I was younger, I was in a party once and I forgot contacts. I let my glasses on purse, but i dont have so bad vision, so I kept as that. Can you believe boys started come talking to me only after i put the glass to read some stuff? Before that only one guy had come.

      So i think it depends on the glass and some men think women with glasses are cuter. dunno

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