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No, it’s not fair

by Greg Krehbiel on 8 March 2017

I went out to get a banana and I saw a decent-looking, well-dressed guy kissing an unattractive woman. It reminded me of something my sister said at dinner when I was a lad.

She said that if you see an attractive woman with an unattractive man, you think, “He must be nice.” (She should have said “popular or rich” rather than “nice.”)

But if you see a good-looking guy with an unattractive woman, you think, “He must be a loser.”

2017-03-08  »  Greg Krehbiel

Talkback x 5

  1. Robin R.
    8 March 2017 @ 3:47 pm

    And here I was thinking that beauty is only skin deep.

  2. RR
    8 March 2017 @ 10:28 pm

    The physical features that we typically consider beautiful often indicate health and the ability to reproduce, e.g. a young, healthy good looking person is better than someone who is old and obese. I’m not a fan of the “evolution explains everything” meme. But it seems convincing when it comes to beauty. Yeah, a good looking guy with an unattractive women is probably a loser or has a screw loose.

  3. Robin R.
    9 March 2017 @ 1:16 am

    Big nose, big ears, protruding chin, weak chin, and many other features are considered ugly, and yet they do not at all indicate that the individual who has them is unhealthy or unable to reproduce. Call me a romantic, but when I see the beauty and the beast together (whatever the genders may be) I leave open the possibility that the physically beautiful one sees the inner beauty of the other.

  4. Greg Krehbiel Greg Krehbiel
    9 March 2017 @ 7:29 am

    @Robin, it’s not an ought. It’s an is.

  5. Robin R.
    9 March 2017 @ 7:46 am

    I refuse to give in to total cynicism.