posted on Nov, 29 2008 @ 12:44 PM
reply to post by kinglizard
I completely agree that selecting a partner for looks is so extremely superficial and will result in a relationship doomed to failure.
But this this my own personal observation. The experiences of others will no doubt vary. When someone is strictly interested in casual dating, they
generally seem to select others based on superficial qualities like physical appearance and the fun factor. However, long term dating and marriage is
when people begin to look for partners with substantial qualities.
For instance, a playboy bachelor type might be mostly interested in the arm trinket that makes him look good. But when looking for a wife, he wants a
lady, someone who will be a good mother, someone he can take home to meet his parents, etc. A casually dating female might select the cutie with a bad
boy image but once she selects a partner for long term dating or marriage, she starts to look for a man who can bring security and stability to the
relationship, will be a good father, a responsible provider, a gentleman, etc.
Just my personal opinion: The dating scene can be extremely superficial and looks are often a top priority, although they shouldn't be. It's
probably the worst reason to select someone, tied only with picking someone for their wealth.