Does this statement hold true or is beauty decided by people that have power and are in a position to tell us what is and what is not? Also do people tend to find people that like their parents attractive vs ones that have no similarities?
Most Helpful Girl
I'd say it holds true. Cindy Crawford, Kate Upton, George Clooney, these are the people that the media have hyped up over the years to be the standard of beauty. Frankly I never thought they were much to look at, particularly Clooney.
Everyone also considers Lyle Lovett ugly. I'm not really interested in older men and I absolutely hate his hair, but as far as the face goes I think he's quite handsome.
In school there were guys that all the girls would fawn over. Some of them were cute, but with a lot of them I couldn't really see it. The guys I liked actually couldn't get dates because the rest of the girls didn't think they were "hot enough."
The most beautiful woman I have ever seen in person is considered ugly by a lot of people around here. I have to admit she'd be more attractive if she didn't ruin her body with tattoos, but I'm not exaggerating when I call her the most attractive woman I have ever seen without her being projected onto a screen or transmitted over the air.0
Most Helpful Guy
To an extent.
There are certain universal traits that the majority of people find attractive, such as symmetry. Also, the more someone looks like an established norm, the more attractive they'll be. On an individual level, the statement is somewhat true. Different people are attracted to different things.
Also, the further someone gets away from the "majority" appearance, the less attractive they'll generally be considered to be. Excessively overweight, missing teeth, harsh facial features, any form of disfigurment, etc.1