Thread: Random Thought Thread
01-06-2014, 12:07 PM #40211
01-06-2014, 12:23 PM #40212
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.
01-06-2014, 12:56 PM #40213
01-06-2014, 01:37 PM #40214WhoCaresGuest
01-06-2014, 02:01 PM #40215You 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.
01-06-2014, 02:24 PM #40216
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.
01-06-2014, 02:38 PM #40217
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.
01-06-2014, 03:19 PM #40218WhoCaresGuest
@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.
01-06-2014, 03:31 PM #40219
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