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Friday, September 17, 2010

DO LOOKS MATTER?

Recently I made a comment about Yoko Ono and how if I was John Lennon and had my pick of the most beautiful women in the world, she would not have been my choice. Most took that as the backhanded and sarcastic thing I am prone to say and understood it an off the cuff joking kind of remark. I would never presume to understand why some people end up with each other or are attracted to one another and of course a serious long term relationship and love should not be based on and as is rarely lasting if it is based on physical appearance.
That being said, I'm gonna write today about looks.
Do looks matter, and if so, how much do they matter?
My personal opinion is that they do and they matter a lot. We are sexual beings and on some level most if not all of us have to be physically stimulated and attracted to the person we choose. That is where most romantic relationships start. Like it or not, admit it or not, most of us can be very attracted, at least initially, to someone who just stimulates us visually with their appearance and only with that. I know I can and my observance is that most are the same: many don't like to admit it. I have no such qualms.
Now, I will say this: Physical beauty is the initial stimulus to get me interested in you, but it will not keep my attention very long if that is all you got. I like substance and some personality to back it up. If all you have is shapely boobs, a pretty face and a cute butt, I will get very tired of you very quickly.
Personally, I would much rather be appreciated for my personality, humor, and caring and witty nature than any looks I may or may not possess. But I don't mind if someone is interested in me for just my looks. I find it more flattering than insulting or shallow.

So I am asking here, what is your opinion and how much do looks really matter to you?

1 comment:

  1. lol, Mark you crack me up. Honest to a fault and blunt to boot. Well, for me, the only thing that will turn me off is bad hygeine. I do not automatically gravitate to the beautiful. If I do happen to be attracted to that beautiful person, on a physical level, then I listen to what they say. Don't come at me with corny lines because that is a big turn-off. Maybe that's just me. I don't know. I was the youngest in my family and my parents had me late in life. Who knows. But looks, not so much. Words, intelligence, character. If you're tall, short, skinny, stout, or whatever. It doesn't matter. Attraction is deeper than that for me.

    As for people being attracted to me for my looks, well that's nice. For anyone that's nice. To know that someone thinks we're attractive. But let me say that growning up with two significantly older brothers taught me to be wary of guys who are only attracted to me because I'm pretty.

    And that's all I have to say about that!

    Hi Mark! :)

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