I have a feeling I’m going to get in trouble here.
But bear with me – it’s the last stretch of winter. Everybody’s grumpy.
So I was talking with my friend Marie the other day and we were lamenting the way it seems everywhere we look, there are mis-matched couples.
really cute guy + really not cute girl =holding hands walking down the street.
I know, I know. It’s a terrible observation to make.
But it's hard not to notice.
Believe me -- I’m usually the girl who gets dogged by my guy friends for arguing that every girl is pretty.
I do think, generally speaking, it’s hard to be unattractive as a woman because we have so many tools at our disposal.
Beautiful smiles and great personality (most important, obviously)
It's just that historically, the mis-matches have tended to go in the other direction.
Think: Julia Roberts + Lyle Lovett; Hugh Hefner + any of the girls at the mansion; Katherine Heigl + Seth Rogan in “Knocked Up” (yes, that was a movie, but the casting still demonstrates the trend).
Admittedly, at first blush, this observation came from a caddy place all women go to when they’re grumpy and it’s been snowing for months and it’s freakin cold outside for the gazillionth day in a row.
No fair. Why does she get that guy and not me?
But the conversation quickly moved on to a much happier place.
Could it be that guys are learning to appreciate women for more than just what the eyes can see?
Maybe the tall, dark and handsome men out there are realizing that you can’t judge a woman by her broken out skin, a few extra pounds on her hips, or her roots growing out obnoxiously.
Maybe those fancily dressed guys have HDTVs at home that have helped them to understand that even Jessica Simpson needs Proactiv, Jennifer Love Hewitt isn’t always stick thin and even J.Lo herself skips highlighting appointments occasionally.
So don't be mad at me for pointing out the mismatch. You have to admit it's hard to stay sweet during this stretch of March.
And the way I see it, from this grumpy beginning comes two happy conclusions.
1) Maybe men can and have evolved to be not so superficial when it comes to appearance.
2) At least superficial women can evolve their evil thought process to get back on the side of their ladies.