“From my personal experience, people who are better looking are less likely to pursue advanced degrees, or play an instrument or learn other languages,” says Benedict Beckeld, a 37-year-old Brooklyn writer with a doctorate in philosophy and the body of an Adonis.
But he’s quick to note that he’s not just a great set of abs — he also plays the violin and speaks seven languages.
“When men see beautiful women, they are more concentrated on how she looks because they want to ‘have’ her, and so they don’t want to go deeper and get to know her,” says Isabell Giardini, a 22-year-old Italian beauty signed with Major Models.
“And that’s why at the end of a date they wonder, ‘Oh that girl is so beautiful but so empty.’ That’s happened to me often.” Others say the stereotypes about pretty people being shallow are true, even if they’re hotties themselves.
In one part, the researchers looked at the top 20 actresses on IMDb and found that they tend to have rocky marriages.
In another, women were asked to judge the attractiveness of 238 men based on their high school yearbook photos from 30 years ago.
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“He was a Nazi about his diet and would work out hard-core and cared more about his body than just living life,” says Chitre, who broke up with the finance guy last October.“I met some nice people, but realistically I went for the hottest girl you could find.” He spent the better part of his 30s going on up to three dates a week, courting 20-something blond models, but eventually realized that dating the prettiest young things had its drawbacks — he found them flighty, selfish and vapid.“Beautiful women who get a fair amount of attention get full of themselves,” he says.“I still want someone who’s in decent shape, but it’s more important to find a guy who’s goal-oriented,” she says.“[Beautiful men] are very into their bodies and don’t really care about people that much, or make time for their family.” Megan Young, a 23-year-old p.r.
The French man has long been considered the holy grail of international lovers.