After all, we all know that men - superficial creatures that they are - judge a woman on her looks.But there's a commonly-held belief that women are infinitely less shallow.From grade-school dances in gyms to corporate happy hours, I’ve been “swiped left” on more than my fair share. You’ll date more attractive men.] As it turns out, my good-looking friends aren’t completely out of touch.“Online dating is just awkward,” my cute co-worker scrunches her nose. “Classically attractive” women have more difficulty online dating.Experts believe the same theory could hold true for people.Dr Paul Rainey, a lecturer in biology at Oxford University, said: 'Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.“You have no idea what it’s like to be called beautiful all the time,” a good friend once remarked.
These showed that some prefer mates which the majority find unattractive, rather than always chasing the best-looking members of the opposite sex.
It might help explain, for example, why Pretty Woman actress Julia Roberts found the somewhat facially-challenged Lyle Lovett alluring enough to marry.
Or why balding, bearded author Salman Rushdie - no Adonis in anyone's book - managed to beguile the stunning model Padma Lakshmi.
“I get that they’re not looking for love, but aren’t they trying to hook up? ”As it turns out, my good-looking friends aren’t completely out of touch.
“Classically attractive” women have more difficulty online dating.