Why do so many good-looking women date bad-looking men?
December 16, 2003 1:14 PM Subscribe
Why do so many good-looking women date bad-looking men? [more inside...]
posted by skylar to Human Relations (20 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My partner and I have been mulling this one over for a while. It seems that we see a great number of couples who are made up of a good-looking woman and a much-less-good-looking guy.
Why is this? Why is it that women seem to be more inclined to go out with less attractive men, while one rarely sees a stunning looking guy with an ugly girl?
It can't be just about money - the men in the couples we're talking about are not all stinking rich. And I don't believe that it's as simple as saying that women are more attracted to a sense of humour than to good looks.
Are there less good looking men to go round? Or do women simply pay more attention to their looks, which gives the impression that there are more gorgeous women than gorgeous men?