I see all the flirty threads, and all the “who’s who” and “who’s attractive” threads.
And it just makes me think: You know, screw what everyone else thinks about you. I’m not all that interested in what someone thinks about the other dopers, at least, not as much as I am interested in what dopers think about themselves. Sure it’s important to everyone how they look, but I am interested in how people view themselves. That is infinitely more important (or at least more interesting) I think.
However, is it possible that some people need to get a reality check? Personally, I don’t think so. Take for example the character Mimi on The Drew Carey show. I think she is u-g-l-y. She thinks she’s sexy. Does this mean she should stop thinking she’s sexy? What if a huge majority of everyone she meets thinks like I do? Should she then stop thinking she’s sexy? You know what I think? Hell no!
Okay, I’ll go first: I think I’m a sexy beast. I think that I have a lot of good things going for me that, however slightly, outweigh the bad things. In fact, I think I’ll list them as pro/con with smileys to differentiate twixt the two.
:)I have really cool eyes. They are two different colors and they change all the time, usually with the seasons.
:(I have a mono-brow. If I didn’t pluck it like a sissy, I’d have the beetle-browed look of a cave man.
:)I’m tall. Not reeeeealy tall, like a Laker, but tall enough to not worry about it.
:(I have too much hair. To spare you nausea, I’m talking about body hair. If this was the 70’s, I’d be the man, but since it’s not I’m not.
:)I have big beefy muscles, girly-man. Deny it all they will, chics dig muscles. It’s engrained into their genetics and they are powerless to deny it. A powerful appearance is attractive because of this, because it denotes that we can hunt and gather better than the wimpy guy.
:(I have a big beefy gut to go along with my big beefy muscles. This makes me look, as Favian in Pulp Fiction would put it, “…oafish or like a gorilla”. Oh well. I can say it’s a gas tank for a sex machine.
:)I have great hair. Thick, black, wavy, soft, pirate-guy-on-the-cover-of-a-romance-novel hair.
:(I have no ass. As Chris (my SO soon to be wife) would say, I have a “back crack”. My back runs straight into the back of my legs and that is it for ass for me. Too bad, since chics dig a nice ass as much as guys do. I was absent the day they handed out ass and the guy that works in the office across from my cube got my share - huge ass.
:)I am a snazzy dresser. I can match, I know a good deal about fashion rules. Now, before you start calling me sissy and mary, let me tell you guys this:
Clothes can make the man. If you are not Brad Pitt or someone equally capable of looking good in a pair of plaid pants, a pair of pink fuzzy slippers and a hawaiian shirt then you will need all the help you can get. If you know how to dress, you can take what you have and make the best of it.
:(I have a crooked tooth. It works for Jewel, but not for me. I didn’t wear my retainer oh-so-many years ago, and now it shows. Bummer.
Not to leave out the most important factor in a person’s attractiveness: Personality. Typically everyone thinks they are cool, and I am no exception. I think I’m cool. Luckily, I can laugh with the rest of the crowd when this is proven to be false, which happens often.
In spite of all this, or maybe because of it, I think I’m a pretty attractive guy. I have days like everyone else when I think that I am about as attractive as Jabba the Hutt getting an olive-oil enema but they are few and far between. For the most part I am confident because I like my “look” and am sure that several members of the opposite sex would like to hang out with me.
So, I just want to know:
What do you think about your looks? Do you think you’re attractive or not? Do you think you have a good “look” or not? Do you even care? Do you act like you don’t care but secretly you do like Ally Sheedy on The Breakfast Club or do act like you care but secretly don’t like so many people I know?
Screw what everyone else thinks, do you think you’re attractive?