According to our text book, people tend to agree at higher than chance levels about who is, and isn't, physically attractive. Across the world men and women tend to agree on this culture phenomenon. There is even a "perfect" waist-to-hip ratio for both of the sexes.
If these so called "standards of beauty" are universally recognized, do "less attractive" people chose a mate whom they know is not attractive? Or are they just as attracted to them as they are to an attractive person?
According to the book, couples pair together based on physical attractiveness. Basically, 2's with pair with 2's, 8's with 8's, etc. So the question is, are the 2's attracted to the other 2's, or do they fall victim to the "standards of beauty" discussed in the book and essentially "settle"?
Does your significant other look like he/she could be your sibling? - I enjoyed this blog because people often tell me that my boyfriend and I look alike! After reading this, I began to look at all the couples I know and realized that this trend is actually pretty prevalent!
Grand Theft Auto - Training kid killers - I liked this blog because the topic of media and violence is very interesting to me. After doing a report on the Columbine shooting in Colorado, this controversial topic always catches my attention.
lipsticks, eye shadow, mascara... worthy stuff? - I really liked this blog because as a girl, I am always intrigued by the effects of makeup. It's also interesting to read about how wearing it can change your whole mood.