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    Quote Originally Posted by WhoCares View Post
    Why did the forces of the universe create ugly people? Are we just a foil for the better looking ones to make them look even more so? Its not like all pretty people are stupid or ugly people smart. There doesn't seem to be any compensation in life for having genes no one else wants. I once believed in the inherent beauty of all people. These days looking in the mirror, I wonder about that belief.
    People are much less inclined to take hot women seriously. Past a certain point, it can be more of a curse than a blessing. Hedy Lamar's life exemplifies that well.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hedy_La...trum_invention

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    There are different schools of thought on that. On the one hand, there is the "bimbo factor" - which affects men too. On the other, there is the "halo effect". On balance, being attractive is a pretty useful thing and it's absurd to call it a curse when the real curse is shitty attitudes.
    However, it totally fits with the narrative of women having to fit in with other people's expectations, rather than the other way around, so I guess it has that going for it...

    I'm reminded of this attractive woman, being taken more seriously than she might be if she were not.
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    Gosh, the world looks so small from up here on my high horse of menstruation.

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    I've had to sign so many things since july that my signature has gone from legible to i don't give a fuck



    the top one actually took effort.

    p.s. DOn't ask me why I shared I felt like OK! and also I don't care about revealing my name, since it's a common name

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    @two cents, so men will fuck batshit crazy as long as its good looking? Maybe plastic surgery is all I need.

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    You hem me in -- behind and before;
    you have laid your hand upon me.
    Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
    too lofty for me to attain.


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    Quote Originally Posted by WhoCares View Post
    @two cents, so men will fuck batshit crazy as long as its good looking? Maybe plastic surgery is all I need.
    To some extent. So long as they don't take you seriously. There are ways to convince men of your seriousness, but the hotter you look to them, the harder it is to do. On a dating site with hot pics? It's practically impossible. It works better in real life, maybe if you are holding a big knife or something. The hotter you are, the more threatening you'll have to get.

    And, of course, once they've fucked you once or a few times they start to get more of a grasp on reality.

    It's not ALL men, possibly not even most, just a lot of them -- enough to keep that fictitious profile stocked with dates. Dating sites have the side-effect of putting your picture in front of A LOT of eyes.
    And that's my two cents on the subject.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salomé View Post
    That's part of it. But I'm about to get even more cynical on your ass. I propose that if an identically "hot" profile was constructed, for a woman who actually appeared to have, like a soul, or a smidgin of intellect, said profile would receive LESS attention.

    /has not conducted this experiment
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    Well, I have conducted one experiment along these lines. Apparently, identifying yourself as a feminist (you HAVE TO use the word) does actually lessen the number of hits. But then, almost all the hits come from men who didn't read the profile.

    Most other things you can add to your profile to make people think you have a "soul" won't make people go away: if you are hot enough, they'll find some reason to want to relate to you. The only way to discourage people with depth is by pushing fear/hate buttons. Identifying with some scary or controversial ideology will do it (atheist, feminist, socialist, hell, if you want to depart from the traditionally leftist, you could go with Satanist, or Muslim); this could possibly work if you pretended to have a serious and un-sexy illness or disability and talk about it in detail. Though if you do that, but still look hot enough to make people click on your profile, brace yourself for hate mail and concern trolls (and concern trolls will come out of the woodwork even without illness/disability references!).
    And that's my two cents on the subject.

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    @two cents, so your experiement proved that basically any sign that the man will have to work for your affections and display some level of civility instead of being penis driven is a real deterrent. I am often advised by other women to try online dating, to which my response is....

    Why? So I can be invalidated for the fact I am highly unphotogenic by a large proportion of shallow individuals? Or so I can meet the most creepy members of the male species? My personal theory is that online daters are possibly the least appealing of the single population and that is why they are online. I once managed to get what I considered a good photo of myself (good in that I thought it was an accurate depiction of what I see in the mirror). I did put it up on an online site with an entirely sious attempt at a profile. The result? A heap of geriatrics with ridiculous photos of themselves attempting to be youthful claiming to be 'young at heart', and one particularly good looking but seriously creepy individual in my age group whom I suspect has hidden body parts in a suitcase somewhere. It was enough to convince myself that if you are of average appearance, online dating is a dead loss. Even if you are hot it probably still is a dead loss because the individuals on there simply arent viable options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhoCares View Post
    @two cents, so your experiement proved that basically any sign that the man will have to work for your affections and display some level of civility instead of being penis driven is a real deterrent. I am often advised by other women to try online dating, to which my response is....

    Why? So I can be invalidated for the fact I am highly unphotogenic by a large proportion of shallow individuals? Or so I can meet the most creepy members of the male species? My personal theory is that online daters are possibly the least appealing of the single population and that is why they are online. I once managed to get what I considered a good photo of myself (good in that I thought it was an accurate depiction of what I see in the mirror). I did put it up on an online site with an entirely sious attempt at a profile. The result? A heap of geriatrics with ridiculous photos of themselves attempting to be youthful claiming to be 'young at heart', and one particularly good looking but seriously creepy individual in my age group whom I suspect has hidden body parts in a suitcase somewhere. It was enough to convince myself that if you are of average appearance, online dating is a dead loss. Even if you are hot it probably still is a dead loss because the individuals on there simply arent viable options.
    Online dating isn't that bad. It does cost an arm and leg when traveling... but we keep those body parts in the suite case while travelling.

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    Should I pick the 591T0228TR or the 591LF-LGHGMHDF? The former is $509.95, the latter $812.80. They look pretty much the same so I'm hesitant to pick the less expensive one. There must be something I'm missing...

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