Ugly/Hot couples. You know, those couples where one partner could be mistaken for a model for Giorgio Armani and their partner looks like they went 20 rounds in the ring with Ugly and lost and then fell down the Ugly Tree hitting every branch on the way down.
We all know them and we all wonder – How can someone so good looking go out with someone so fugly? Is it the ultimate sign that love conquers all or something else?
Does the good-looking party genuinely see beyond their partner’s looks? Are they using their partner to elevate their own good looks? Or are they so far up themselves that they only attract average looking people who get off on emotional abuse? We may never really know.
A good friend of mine and I used to scan our workplace as customers swanned in and we’d look in shock, wondering why and how. Our discussions around this very topic would fill in hours around the choc-top freezer or a slow afternoon. Alas, we never did reach a conclusion, but we did enjoy eating all those mini choc-tops we made.
I know of a guy who may as well have fallen out of an Abercrombie and Fitch catalogue while his girlfriend was a fairly average, plain Jane-type. They appeared to be long-term and on the road to marriage, three kids and a house in the ‘burbs. But you’d wonder, did he really love her and was not at all shallow? Or was he waiting until the next one comes along who mirrored Eva Longoria?
For cynics, if we go further, we could assume it could be any combination of factors: money, charm, sex, history, it goes on....
You can never be too sure. One would love to think that people aren’t so shallow and can look beyond the physical features of beauty, but it’s a sad reality that this isn’t so. We all judge people on first appearances and from the outset, these ugly/hot couples are doomed to be questioned and queried by us on the outside.