Monday, October 25, 2004

On physical beauty

Okay, so this past weekend, my ego got stroked like a cuddly kitten. Over the course of three days, I was told that I was gorgeous/beautiful/hot etc. by probably a good half-dozen guys. Granted, a respectable number of these were trying to get into my pants, but the words were spoken.

Here's the thing: I'm pretty sure I'm not gorgeous. Don't get me wrong, I'm plenty pretty; I'm just not about to loose a thousand ships at their mooring. But with all of the exhortations that yes, I really am beautiful, and that I would look still more beautiful with my sweater in a pile on the floor, I got to wondering: what is beauty, anyway?

This isn't one of those deep philosophical questions. I'm actually curious about current standards of female beauty. Working in the industry that I do, where cadaverous runway models are held up as the gold standard, it's not unlikely that my perception has been skewed a wee bit. So all you guys who have stumbled here in a fruitless search for Michelle Malkin naked: What makes a girl hot?

We'll make it an informal survey. Forget the Gisele Bundchens and Tyra Bankses of the world; they get paid for being hot. We're talking that girl at the bar on Friday night. What about a girl makes you walk over to the end of the bar and talk to her? Conversely, what about her makes you just sit with your friends and say, "Dude, I would totally tap that," and then your buddy says, "Dude, I did tap that," and then you say, "Dude, you're so full of shit," and he says, "Dude, I'm not," and then your other friend says, "Dude, that's my sister, dude," and then you shut up and drink your PBR.

Throw your answers down in the comments section below.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

What I think is hot typically varies from most disease ridden men of my age. I like a girl who can pull simplicity off...a short-sleeve t-shirt over a white long-sleeved t-shirt. I think that look is SO hot on a girl. Of course, physically fit and a nice ass are a plus. Is that shallow? Maybe, but physical beauty is important. I don't care what anyone says about "beauty on the inside". I mean yeah, that's important too...but the beauty (at least half way decent looking) on the outside needs to be there too.

-angrykevin.com

Anonymous said...

One wonders about how "hot" a girl/woman is if she has the urge to tell the world about how many men tried to get into her pants last weekend. Most guys are looking for women who are more modest about their attributes and tend to let them speak for themselves.

Anonymous said...

I disagree...

We all need an ego boost every once in a while. I've been told that I'm good looking as well...

Besides, that's a typical response from an ugly person.

angrykevin.com

ACG said...

Okay, so Angry goes for the casual, low-maint girls, and Anonymous likes his girls with such low self-esteem that they'll never realize they can do better than him. Anyone else?

Jeff said...

Everyone's ego has needs. So, good for you, Ann!

Michelle Malkin naked? Please, revolting is revolting, naked or clothed.

Low maintenace look is great, if done with confidence and/or positivity; high maintenance always meant caution, for me, and avoid.

My wife has a brilliant smile and energy to burn, laughs often and easily; redhead; petite; excellent legs = altogether irresistible.