As a society, we are visually taught what “beautiful” is. Whether it be muscles and high cheek bones, or a perfect rack and a great set of glutes, pop-culture dictates our thinking.
But, does it really matter? Do looks really matter? I know we all think they do. Do they matter to us; or to others? I have this working theory, that looks in a partner only matter to us because we choose to value ourselves based on the scale of what others think about us. As pure as I try to be, I still don’t want someone saying I’m the guy with the ugly girlfriend.
When you’re at a bar, and someone gorgeous starts talking to you, you are more inclined to stay and chat even if they seem mentally-challenged, because he/she looks good. However, if someone who is lets say 5ft tall and 300lb of everything not muscle related decides to join you, you would probably blow him/her off; even if that person was the smartest and funniest person you’ve ever met in your life.
Let’s reverse the roles for a minute. You meet someone online, on a chat room or forum. You have no idea what this person looks like. What if this person is damn near perfect. Intelligent, hilarious, challenging in all the right ways; someone who you can’t wait to wake up to just to chat. And, one day, you meet this person and he/she is not up to your physical “standards.” Does everything you have and experienced just get thrown away? Do you encourage the person to change? Or are you accepting of who the are because of how they make you feel? After all, as we get older out looks fade anyways.