For these individuals, it’s as if the beautiful person they’re dating just happens to be very attractive, but they could take or leave the extreme attractiveness.
On the other hand, many individuals care a great deal about physical appearance.
on HBO, or perhaps have witnessed an example in your own life or social circle, where one member of a couple is far more attractive than the other. Next, ask yourself how you would feel about being with someone who is a few notches above you in the appearance department.
You may feel a bit bad about noticing such discrepancies—you're not alone. Let’s do a visualization exercise in which I’m setting you up with someone who is extremely attractive.
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My voice is deep, which apparently makes me less desirable to men.
As a result, how attractive their date is—whether beautiful or not—really isn’t that important to them.
Typically, anxiety develops and a wide range of symptoms can appear: You start eating more or less than usual; start drinking more alcohol or smoking more; feel preoccupied and worried; have difficulty sleeping; or feel the need to constantly talk to your friends about the relationship in order to get support.
All of these symptoms are extremely unpleasant, but they have an important function: They remind you when things are out of whack or when you’re in over your head.
The lengths women – and increasingly more men, too—go to in order to be more attractive are astonishing: plastic surgery, Botox injections and fillers, cutting and dying hair, tanning, applying makeup, applying night creams, lifting weights, trimming body hair, and so on. Take a cue from these cute couples who met getting fit!
Not only is a lot of money spent on such activities, but they can become major time commitments, too. I’ve heard the argument that a lot of these activities make people feel better about themselves.