And generally, it's presumed that the beautiful Amazons among us (the eights, nines, and 10s) should only date each other -- while the "uglies" of the bunch (the twos, threes, and fours) must stick to their own Quasimodo kind.
The wife, meanwhile, assumed the posture and countenance of the alpha male.
(Never trust a power vacuum to be left unfilled by man or woman.) She looked straight ahead when her husband was simultaneously asking his question of the group leader and craning his neck to her for approval, and she never once softened her expression into a sympathetic, let alone loving, smile at him.
Just remember: even all the Botox and cosmetic surgery in the world won't keep looks from fading.
If you're seeking a stable, stimulating relationship -- intellectually and physically -- that makes you feel adored and desired, then you need to be willing to think outside of the box.
Fairytales and Dove commercials have told us again and again that inner beauty is more important than outer beauty, but what does that actually mean?
From my experience, someone's inner beauty is his or her essence. It's their warmth, their generosity, and -- most importantly -- how they make you feel when you're around them. And suddenly there it was: I was helplessly attracted to him.
I was participating in a mobile conference which included question and answer periods, and I noticed an odd couple standing to my side. As he asked his question, he kept looking over at his wife — in fact, staring at his wife more than the speaker, although he was ostensibly addressing the speaker.
He was youngish and good-looking — most women would agree on his physical attractiveness — and his wife was a snout-nosed, inbred-looking, stringy-haired, big fat pig dressed in sweatshirt and ill-fitting jeans. I assumed they were married because I saw their rings and she had her hand on a stroller with an infant tucked away in it. But then the reason became crystal clear after only a few moments watching and listening to them interact. Big Fat Pig: [nudging her hubby with her elbow] Honey, remember… Handsome Husbandry: [his question-asking hand lingering in mid-air, other hand stuffed in pocket] What did [X] bring to the event that caused [Y] to happen? One would be forgiven for having the impression that he was seeking constant real-time assurance from his wife that his question was acceptable for public discourse.
When I was 15, a hobbit-like guy named John pursued me hardcore at summer camp. But as I got to know him more, I began to genuinely like him. The less conventionally attractive a guy is, the more likely he is to develop other areas and aspects of his personality because he can't rely solely on his #blessed looks.
That's why the average-looking dude at the bar is probably more intelligent, self-confident, and funny than the hunk sitting beside him.
Plus, he's most likely so happy that you even considered dating out of your league, that he wouldn't ever consider cheating.