Dating a gorgeous woman
Popular culture tells us that it’s normal for average-looking or even unattractive men to date beautiful women, as long as the men are successful—the trollish tycoon with the supermodel wife is a classic archetype—but that the reverse is somehow remarkable.
In sociology, this is called the “beauty-status exchange”—an attractive person pairs with a wealthy or powerful person, and both win. But according to new research by University of Notre Dame sociologist Elizabeth Mc Clintock, despite outliers like Anna Nicole Smith and J.
But according to Millie, the reality of being romantically involved with the world’s most desired has its downsides.“What’s annoying is that when you’re with a really hot guy, other girls have no qualms about coming up and hitting on him right in front of you,” she said.
“Or girls will turn and blatantly stare at your boyfriend in the street.
Not to mention that people get away with so much more when they’re attractive.”And that’s not just true of relationships; it's true of life in general.
It’s a widely documented psychological phenomenon that good-looking people are perceived by others as being better people overall—as being nicer, more intelligent, better at their jobs, and yes, better to date. Hamermesh, author of , there are also many economic benefits to looking good, from higher wages at work to getting better deals on loans.
My friend Millie Brown, a performance artist widely known as the “vomit artist,” has a lot of experience with dating freakishly attractive men.
On the other hand, whenever a girlfriend of mine starts dating a middling, out-of-shape guy, all I can think is: This isn’t feminism.
“You’re surrounded by ingenuine people, and therefore lack the knowledge of how to form good, honest relationships.” Because of all the attention, she said, beautiful people often become obsessed with how other people perceive them, which can ultimately lead to a pronounced insecurity.