If A Guy’s Ridiculously Attractive, I Refuse To Date Him

If A Guy’s Ridiculously Attractive, I Refuse To Date Him ©iStock/pixelfit

Physical attraction is definitely important when it comes to picking someone to date, but some women won’t settle for anything less than supermodel-quality looks. Maybe I’m weird, but this is why I’d actually prefer not to date a super handsome guy:

  1. I couldn’t deal with the nonstop attention he’d get. Whether or not he’d actually cheat on me, I’d have a hard time dealing with a guy who was constantly attracting other women. I try not to be a jealous person, but even I wouldn’t be able to handle constantly feeling like my partner was eye candy for every woman he crossed paths with.
  2. I’d get turned off by his arrogance. Out of all the ridiculously attractive guys I’ve come across, there were only a few that didn’t have egos ready to burst like balloons. Most times they appeared so self-absorbed that the initial attraction that I thought was there disappeared within seconds. Don’t get me wrong — confidence is sexy, but so is humility, especially on a really good-looking guy.
  3. I’d feel like the ugly duckling next to him. Even though I have no problems with my appearance, trying to keep up with his good looks would be pointless. I don’t need to outshine my boyfriend, but I need to feel like we’re at least somewhat equal in terms of our appearance. I don’t mean I’d rather date Quasimodo, but a guy in the same league as me would be enough to make me feel sane and balanced.
  4. I’d expect him to cheat at some point. Even if he weren’t the cheating kind, I know I’d still be obsessed about it happening. When you’re that hot and have that many girls fawning all over you, I’m sure it would be hard to resist slipping up at least once. Whether or not he’d actually do it might be up in the air, but the toll that the “what if” would take on my mental health wouldn’t be worth it.
  5. I’d get tired of people treating me like I won the love lottery. When you date someone who’s exponentially more attractive than you are, it’s just a given that people are going to treat you like “that girl who’s dating the really hot guy.” When I love someone, I love them for who they are on the inside rather than how they look, but I just know that all everyone would ever talk about is how “lucky” I was to be able to date who was THAT attractive. I want nothing to do with that nonsense.
  6. I need to feel pampered, too. I don’t need to be treated like a princess, but I do like to feel loved and appreciated. But from my experience, guys who are way above average in the looks department just don’t know how to make a woman feel like that. Maybe it’s just a coincidence, but I feel like a lot of these guys are so used to being fawned over that they forget that they have to put in work, too.
  7. I think flaws are sexy. All the guys I have fallen for in the past were far from perfect, and I found that super hot. When a guy is too good looking, I end up seeing him like an rare piece of art on exhibit: great to look at, but not to touch. I can appreciate a super attractive guy, but when it comes to picking a boyfriend, I’d rather have someone who isn’t completely perfect.
  8. People would treat me differently. Very beautiful people attract others like gold or diamonds do. I’d never want to be treated like a side note, like I was only important because of my relationship with this Very Attractive Man. It sounds a little mad, but I’ve seen it happen before, and I want no part in it.
  9. Okay, I admit it — I’m a bit prejudiced. I know that it’s not right to presume that all of these things would happen just because my boyfriend was outrageously hot, but given what I’ve experienced before, it’s hard not to come up with these assumptions. Still, though, the fact that I have these pre-conceived notions means that it’d be unfair of me to date someone who was super good-looking. For both his sake and mine, I’d rather just stick with men who look like people rather than demigods.
Chrisa is a freelance travel and lifestyle journalist who is obsessed with urban life, big cities, and untold stories.