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10-12-2013, 07:15 PM
RE: Apparently men are happier with attractive women
D'uh!!!!!!

I don't really like going outside.
It's too damn "peopley" out there....
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10-12-2013, 07:26 PM
RE: Apparently men are happier with attractive women
(10-12-2013 05:36 PM)Kavos Wrote:  I don't know if anyone has come across the HuffPo article which said that men whose wives they find attractive are generally happier than those whose wives they don't consider attractive, whereas for women, it doesn't seem to matter as much, meaning that her husband's perceived attractiveness level has less of an effect on her happiness. In other words, men are apparently happier in their marriages if their wives are attractive to them. Men care about looks more than women do. 450 newlywed couples were tracked over a period of 4 years.

When I read it, it bothered me, for several reasons.

Attraction is highly subjective, which makes the study meaningless.

The study was done over just 4 years, which I don't think is long enough, and therefore I don't feel that the results are accurate. Perhaps if they had done it over 10, maybe 15 years it could have some validity, but even so, the premise is that a woman's looks are an important factor in a man's happiness, so probably not.

It objectifies women.

It reinforces the gender stereotype that women aren't supposed to care about men's physical attractiveness, when in fact they often do. Some women may be open to a man of average looks if he has a decent personality, but does that mean that women don't care at all about a man's looks? Why shouldn't she?

It implies that women don't care about chemistry (of which physical attraction is often a key part). Chemistry is important, but the study seems to be saying that only men care about it.

It perpetuates the idea in society that men are superficial and shallow, as though the way his wife looks would make any significant difference to him.

The belief (stereotype) that women are supposed to be deeper than men is reinforced, when in fact many women are shallow, and don't live up the the stereotype of being sugar, spice and all things nice, nor should they. I think all stereotypes are damaging, whether they are lived up to or not. I know loads of women who won't date a guy unless he has a certain look, not that that's a good thing, but neither is the stereotype that they must behave according to gender norms.

Women nowadays have thankfully broken away from a lot of stereotypes, but this study seems like a step backwards since it puts pressure on women to preoccupy themselves even more on how they look to a man.

It places far too much importance on looking good for a man, or indeed staying with a man.

Lastly, it's not exactly news of the century. I mean, who doesn't like to be with someone that is subjectively attractive to themselves?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/19...99002.html
If it means that men will crack a raging fat over a pretty shapely sheila well before they will over a fat ugly hirsute slag with tits like razor strops and BO bad enough to make a blowfly vomit, then the study is 100% correct.
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10-12-2013, 07:34 PM
RE: Apparently men are happier with attractive women
So its saying that men have standards and women will bang anything?...
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10-12-2013, 07:43 PM
RE: Apparently men are happier with attractive women
(10-12-2013 06:19 PM)Smercury44 Wrote:  
(10-12-2013 06:09 PM)Kavos Wrote:  No, it's not that. What I disagree with is the idea that men have the monopoly on being happier or more fulfilled by the other person's attractiveness. The study is saying that attractiveness matters more to men than it does to women, and that just sounds like patriarchal nonsense to me. This isn't the 1950's, we're all equal, women are just as driven by male attractiveness as men are to women's.
I've been very attracted to men who aren't conventionally good looking. A good sense of humor, charm, and confidence will get me every time! Hubba hubba!

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You're finally ready to leave your husband for me?
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10-12-2013, 10:09 PM
RE: Apparently men are happier with attractive women
(10-12-2013 07:43 PM)TheGulegon Wrote:  
(10-12-2013 06:19 PM)Smercury44 Wrote:  I've been very attracted to men who aren't conventionally good looking. A good sense of humor, charm, and confidence will get me every time! Hubba hubba!

So you're saying....
You're finally ready to leave your husband for me?
I kid I kid Tongue

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10-12-2013, 10:12 PM
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(10-12-2013 06:48 PM)Cardinal Smurf Wrote:  
(10-12-2013 06:41 PM)DLJ Wrote:  Form a queue please gentlemen... an orderly queue!

Confused. Is this the queue for the gentlemen to court Smercury44, or DLJ?
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10-12-2013, 10:14 PM
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Hmmm I have this weird issue were once I know you, your level of attractiveness is directly related to your personality. If you're an awesome person you just seem more physically attractive to me even if you didn't start out that cute.

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10-12-2013, 10:16 PM
RE: Apparently men are happier with attractive women
(10-12-2013 07:26 PM)The Misanthrope Wrote:  
(10-12-2013 05:36 PM)Kavos Wrote:  I don't know if anyone has come across the HuffPo article which said that men whose wives they find attractive are generally happier than those whose wives they don't consider attractive, whereas for women, it doesn't seem to matter as much, meaning that her husband's perceived attractiveness level has less of an effect on her happiness. In other words, men are apparently happier in their marriages if their wives are attractive to them. Men care about looks more than women do. 450 newlywed couples were tracked over a period of 4 years.

When I read it, it bothered me, for several reasons.

Attraction is highly subjective, which makes the study meaningless.

The study was done over just 4 years, which I don't think is long enough, and therefore I don't feel that the results are accurate. Perhaps if they had done it over 10, maybe 15 years it could have some validity, but even so, the premise is that a woman's looks are an important factor in a man's happiness, so probably not.

It objectifies women.

It reinforces the gender stereotype that women aren't supposed to care about men's physical attractiveness, when in fact they often do. Some women may be open to a man of average looks if he has a decent personality, but does that mean that women don't care at all about a man's looks? Why shouldn't she?

It implies that women don't care about chemistry (of which physical attraction is often a key part). Chemistry is important, but the study seems to be saying that only men care about it.

It perpetuates the idea in society that men are superficial and shallow, as though the way his wife looks would make any significant difference to him.

The belief (stereotype) that women are supposed to be deeper than men is reinforced, when in fact many women are shallow, and don't live up the the stereotype of being sugar, spice and all things nice, nor should they. I think all stereotypes are damaging, whether they are lived up to or not. I know loads of women who won't date a guy unless he has a certain look, not that that's a good thing, but neither is the stereotype that they must behave according to gender norms.

Women nowadays have thankfully broken away from a lot of stereotypes, but this study seems like a step backwards since it puts pressure on women to preoccupy themselves even more on how they look to a man.

It places far too much importance on looking good for a man, or indeed staying with a man.

Lastly, it's not exactly news of the century. I mean, who doesn't like to be with someone that is subjectively attractive to themselves?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/19...99002.html
If it means that men will crack a raging fat over a pretty shapely sheila well before they will over a fat ugly hirsute slag with tits like razor strops and BO bad enough to make a blowfly vomit, then the study is 100% correct.

I am assuming this is something dirty and/or mean, but it makes no sense to me...
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10-12-2013, 10:26 PM
RE: Apparently men are happier with attractive women
One would hope you'd marry someone you were attracted to in the first place.......Consider
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10-12-2013, 10:32 PM
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(10-12-2013 10:16 PM)LostandInsecure Wrote:  
(10-12-2013 07:26 PM)The Misanthrope Wrote:  If it means that men will crack a raging fat over a pretty shapely sheila well before they will over a fat ugly hirsute slag with tits like razor strops and BO bad enough to make a blowfly vomit, then the study is 100% correct.

I am assuming this is something dirty and/or mean, but it makes no sense to me...
I could translate it but it would lose too much in the translation. Perhaps you know an Aussie who can translate it into Merkin lingo?
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