Beautiful women go for handsome men, right? Wrong!
Uglies of the world unite. You have nothing to lose, except your … complex!
The traditional and popular perception of gorgeous women only targeting (or falling for) killer-boy hunks is dead and buried. A recent poll found that a majority of women today lean toward brain, intelligence, wit, charm, thoughtfulness and sensitivity rather than plain deadly looks. The reason: handsome men are likely to be vain. The brainy ones are more likely to be real and grounded.
Chicago-based ad executive Dolon Sen concurs, contending that good-looking men are “self-obsessed, arrogant and very boring! They believe their looks is their fortune and they don’t need to do anything but exist and the world — read women — will curl up at their feet and beg for patronage. Sick!”
Aparna Sen, the gorgeous, gifted, Kolkata-based actress-turned-film maker (36 Chowringhee Lane, Mr. & Mrs Iyer, 15 Park Avenue) seconds the sentiments: “Frankly, it’s a tough call for ladies because a good looking man is a good looking man … and first impressions do count! However, having said that, for women of substance, other aspects are imperative. I find, sensitivity, charm, intellect and kindness very sexy! Oh, and a sense of humor too — because it often works as a brilliant safety valve and speed-breaker in today’s frenetically paced, stressful life.” She pauses to add with a big smile, “I guess I am lucky. My husband has it all …. So far!”
Some behavioral scientists, however, dismiss the good-guy thing as just “posturing,” insisting that most women definitely prefer hot, good-looking dudes, but hesitate to say so publicly out of fear of being labelled “dumb babes.” Attractive women have never hesitated to date plain, even unattractive, men and later dumped them when a cool guy came along secure in the knowledge that the uglier one will always remain available to reclaim his “trophy.” Another school of thought argues that opposite poles attract.
Admits Ayesha Kapoor, a stunning beauty studying medicine in London: “When I met this dark-skinned guy with a funny accent and crazy take on life, I thought, ‘What’s he doing on this planet? He’s a total weirdo!’ Soon enough however, his entire personality, world-view and take on life started fascinating me. I’d never ever met anyone like him! Today, we are a couple. Yup, miracles do happen … and yup, he’s as bonkers as hell and hey, I love it!”
Her killer line is: “Let’s face it. There are more beautiful women than handsome men in the world, so it’s also a demand-supply thing. My pairing only endorses this perspective, right?”
Come to think of it, even the iconic, serial seducer of all time, Casanova was not thought to be much of a looker.
As a smart and articulate young lady summed up, “A guy’s looks are starters, not the main course!”