On the battlefield of one of America’s most iconic wars, the 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, declared that all men are created equal. Taking that quite literally, centuries before the concept of dating out of one’s league emerged; Honest Abe debunked the whole notion. If Abe were around today and a relationship columnist, he’d probably say, “If we are all indeed equal, there can be no league.” To that, I say: hear, hear!
We’ve all said it. We’ve all seen that attractive other person in the bar or the club or in our Tuesday/Thursday lecture and have wanted more than anything to approach them and ask them out. The notion of being out of our league has kept us from doing that. Instead of approaching them, we obsess over the fact that we aren’t wearing the coolest clothes, or don’t come from the appropriate background or even ha have the same level of cosmetic appearance.
Looking for arm candy? The top nine cities to avoid.
Wondering which cities you can safely skip over on your next all-girls road trip? TotalBeauty.com just made it easier for you, with a handy top list of the cities with the ugliest dudes. Keep reading for the top nine.
In the latest video episode of Ask YourTango—where readers seek out advice on love and relationships—Rachel Greenwald answers a question about attraction. Should you go out with a guy if you're not attracted to him? Rachel offers some surprising insight.
Studies say the economy makes certain body types and faces more appealing to men.
Two studies say Hollywood and Playboy subconsciously sculpt their ladies to fit a mold depending on the economy. According to two studies analyzing the faces and body shapes of famous actresses and models throughout the years, tough times call for ladies who look more "mature," taller, sturdier, and a bit heavier then when the economy is booming.
Beauty can be many things. One man describes his unconventional crushes.
On more than one occasion I have grown attached to women who initially didn't really do it for me. After all, my idealistic sister and I were both raised to believe that the most important criterion for judging people is their character, not bone structure or body mass index. And we're not the only ones. While the celebrity culture we live in glorifies conformity and the pursuit of cosmetic perfection, humans are still capable of appreciating unique beauty.
Don't turn your pretty friend into "the enemy," here's why!
I want to talk about what kind of girlfriends we like having. Okay, let's be honest—you know which of your friends are beautiful. You know when your friend gets more guys than you. Some women feel threatened by their prettier peers. Why do we do this, girls?
Men's magazines aren't the only ones that can objectify comedians.
Complex magazine's recent list of hot women in Hollywood who are actually funny (their phrasing, not ours) inspired us to highlight the funny blokes out there who are actually good-looking. While most of us lady folk are wise to the fact that laughs last longer than looks, we still appreciate a side of smoking (hot) with our joking. Hey, if supermodels were hilarious, they'd be on this list. As is, here are men who make us sweat with their perfect combo of humor and handsomeness.
It takes more than rock-solid abs to reach the top of the sexiness charts.
We're not going to lie. A man boasting abs chiseled to perfection and biceps that pop just enough when flexed (without shredding shirts He-Man style) will no-doubt turn our heads. And even if caught mid check-him-out glance, we're not about to look away. But for a man to achieve a skyrocketing score on the sexiness scale there's got to be more to him than physical assets. Throw in these seven traits and he's guaranteed irresistible.
ABC's new dating reality TV show puts this question in the hot seat.
Poll: Dating In The Dark: Do Looks Really Matter?:
Very. Great conversation is important, but if a person's unattractive it's a dead-end street. Just being honest!
Somewhat. A good personality can make a so-so looker seem super attractive. Still, I probably wouldn't go for Quasimodo.
Not at all. If we have conversational chemistry it doesn't matter what the exterior is like. Looks fade anyway!
Researchers discover what men really want. The answer may surprise you.
Think you know what type of figure men find most desirable? The answer, according to Australian researchers at the University of South Wales, may surprise you. According to a recent study in the journal Behavioral Ecology, men go for average female figures over shapely centerfolds, escorts and models, reports New Scientist.
Science: People hung up on their looks are likelier to fear rejection because of their looks.
According to a science report (we picked it up from the crazy sombitches at Asylum), people who feel pressured to be attractive are more likely to fear rejection. While it probably doesn't take the University of Buffalo (or the University of Kent, for that matter) to tell us that people hung up on their looks place a lot of stock in what other people think about their appearance, the study does have some other interesting finds.