“If you suspect other men are uninterested, it means less competition,” explains Rudder.
We’ve all heard the stories about how attractive people make more money than the unattractive—some $250,000 over a lifetime, if you believe one economist.
We’ve read how babies stare longer and cry less when held by pretty people, and heard tales of handsome children doing better in school, given special attention by their teachers.
But what if we told you that when it comes to online dating, good looks could actually hurt you?
That even amid the plastic beauty ideal and girl-next-door obsessions of modern American culture, a unique looking woman—one whom some men are likely to find positively unattractive—might have an advantage over women who embody traditional beauty norms?
The bones would not have survived 6,000 solar years of exposure, nor could they be expected to remain in an articulate relationship during erosion and reburial by natural processes.