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(New Scientist)   Scientists determine why ugly people don't get picked at speed dating. Turns out it's because they are ugly   (newscientist.com) divider line 143
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2008-11-12 05:34:08 PM  
Who would've guessed?
 
2008-11-12 05:39:15 PM  
DAMN! and I had my hopes raised! There goes my social life....
 
2008-11-12 05:52:51 PM  
This might explain why I'm still single.
 
2008-11-12 06:01:55 PM  
See, subby, I know you get a greenlight and all, but this would have been the PERFECT opportunity to include the ol' "...still no cure for cancer" meme.
 
2008-11-12 06:37:12 PM  
But Mom says I'm handsome!
 
2008-11-12 06:37:22 PM  
What, no "Obvious" tag?
 
2008-11-12 06:37:48 PM  
WALMART.saves: See, subby, I know you get a greenlight and all, but this would have been the PERFECT opportunity to include the ol' "...still no cure for cancer butterface" meme.

FTFY
 
2008-11-12 06:38:02 PM  
i190.photobucket.com
 
2008-11-12 06:38:30 PM  
img388.imageshack.us
 
2008-11-12 06:40:40 PM  
Wait a second...in speed dating you never even get to see the other speed daters. The holes drilled in the stall aren't eye holes. Duh.
 
2008-11-12 06:40:45 PM  
WALMART.saves: See, subby, I know you get a greenlight and all, but this would have been the PERFECT opportunity to include the ol' "...still no cure for cancer" meme.

Ugh those are so played out. It's only funny when when it's out of nowhere
 
2008-11-12 06:40:58 PM  
My milkshake brings the boys to the yard.

i43.photobucket.com
 
2008-11-12 06:43:02 PM  
As an ugly person I am wondering why this got weird and not OBVIOUS.
 
2008-11-12 06:44:38 PM  
What, no Ric Romero reference?
 
2008-11-12 06:44:49 PM  
Stupid. What's ugly to other people may not be ugly to someone else.
 
2008-11-12 06:45:57 PM  
APPROVES (new window)
 
2008-11-12 06:46:05 PM  
Fortunately, Grandpa told me about the story of the tortoise and the hairpie.
 
2008-11-12 06:46:19 PM  
The article is actually interesting and points out that your disgusting, hideous looks are more of a liability if you're in an environment with more potential partners.
 
2008-11-12 06:46:36 PM  
Luckily my fetish involves sharp knees and fat chicks, so more for me.

www.mockshot.com
 
2008-11-12 06:46:48 PM  
cowsspinach: Stupid. What's ugly to other people may not be ugly to someone else.

You sound ugly.
 
2008-11-12 06:47:26 PM  
cowsspinach: What's ugly to other people may not be ugly to someone else.

Yep true, beauty is in the eye of the beerholder.
 
2008-11-12 06:48:30 PM  
Ugly people amuse me. Still don't want to date them, though.
 
2008-11-12 06:48:33 PM  
cowsspinach: Stupid. What's ugly to other people may not be ugly to someone else.

Then I have to wonder why they weren't picked.
 
2008-11-12 06:50:09 PM  
but but you're mom says I'm handsome
 
2008-11-12 06:50:22 PM  
cowsspinach: Stupid. What's ugly to other people may not be ugly to someone else.

May not be, but probably still is.
 
2008-11-12 06:51:16 PM  
I did one of those singles events with speed dating at a local bar.
What a bunch of crosseyed cows.
They begged me to do the speed dating.
Probably because I was the only atractive (Comparably) gut there.
The women were appaled at my questions.
Fisrt off, I asked if they had any STDs. I don't have any and don't want any. If you aren't tested and negative you are in the bin.
Secondly, do you believe in honesty, communication, and trust?
Thirdly, do you believe in safe, sane, and consensual conduct?
/hurrrr?
I left through the exit after binning them all as vanilla basket cases.
Next time they had one it was a singles cruise. No exits.
Sick tricks they play.
Plain and simply, I'm not fat, or ugly and am not going to waste resources on someone who cannot bring honesty and communication to the table.
 
2008-11-12 06:51:17 PM  
I have found that laying one of these on the table overcomes that silly 'visual thing' at speed dating events.

www.reach4success.com
 
2008-11-12 06:52:13 PM  
BTW, Gorgor, you really disappointed me this time

I mean, c'mon, I KNOW you have something much more delightful available
 
2008-11-12 06:53:43 PM  
Mad Scientist: cowsspinach: Stupid. What's ugly to other people may not be ugly to someone else.
You sound ugly.


Holyshiat no one told me it was Opposite Day™. In that case, I'm a Republican who loves the death penalty, will be taken to Heaven in the Rapture, drives a Humvee, and thinks women should be seen not heard.
/oh, and I never inhaled.
 
2008-11-12 06:53:59 PM  
Mad Scientist: cowsspinach: Stupid. What's ugly to other people may not be ugly to someone else.

You sound ugly.


No, she's young and naive. Give it about 20-wait, she's Oklahoman-10 years and she'll be the size of a cow. How can you argue for the aesthetics of Brian Peppers. I think it's universally agreed that he's umpteen shades of ugly, and not just because of the sex-offender stuff.

/Personally, I find hot to be subjective. Ugly on the other hand. . .
 
2008-11-12 06:54:29 PM  
vudukungfu: I did one of those singles events with speed dating at a local bar.
What a bunch of crosseyed cows.
They begged me to do the speed dating.
Probably because I was the only atractive (Comparably) gut there.
The women were appaled at my questions.
Fisrt off, I asked if they had any STDs. I don't have any and don't want any. If you aren't tested and negative you are in the bin.
Secondly, do you believe in honesty, communication, and trust?
Thirdly, do you believe in safe, sane, and consensual conduct?
/hurrrr?
I left through the exit after binning them all as vanilla basket cases.
Next time they had one it was a singles cruise. No exits.
Sick tricks they play.
Plain and simply, I'm not fat, or ugly and am not going to waste resources on someone who cannot bring honesty and communication to the table.


Yeah it's a real wonder why you're single.
 
2008-11-12 06:54:53 PM  
A peer-reviewed scientific study would have factored in bad breath.
 
2008-11-12 06:55:49 PM  
NASAM:
Yeah it's a real wonder why you're single.


Hey, at least I'm not being nagged by a fat cow with STDs,
 
2008-11-12 06:59:21 PM  
Zarkin Frood: Mad Scientist: cowsspinach: Stupid. What's ugly to other people may not be ugly to someone else.
You sound ugly.

Holyshiat no one told me it was Opposite Day™. In that case, I'm a Republican who loves the death penalty, will be taken to Heaven in the Rapture, drives a Humvee, and thinks women should be seen not heard.
/oh, and I never inhaled.


You know what they say: if she smokes, she likes watching midget amputee porn or something. . .

/Smoke this, it matches your eyes.
//The white part, not the green part. . .
 
2008-11-12 07:00:14 PM  
vudukungfu: The women were appaled at my questions.
Fisrt off, I asked if they had any STDs. I don't have any and don't want any. If you aren't tested and negative you are in the bin.




They aren't cattle, and treating them like cattle is not going to make them any less so.

yes, anyone who doesn't know their STD status is a clueless idiot and I don't want anything to do with them sexually, but it is also NOT the first question I ask someone I have just met.


Speed dating is not for you, and thankfully you figured that out. You and the speed daters will all be better off not having you show up anymore.
 
2008-11-12 07:00:56 PM  
Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes right to the bone.
 
2008-11-12 07:02:33 PM  
Am I going to be able to return home to my girlfriend faithful if I post in this thread?
 
2008-11-12 07:03:10 PM  
images.allposters.com
 
2008-11-12 07:03:27 PM  
Insomnambulant: scientific study would have factored in bad breath completely obvious first impression insanity.

Ugly, fat, smelly, ect is not the niggest problem dating when you are 35.

The crazy man, the crazy. I'm not picky and I like all types of women, and, yes, ALL women are slightly insane.

But not the crazy that is out there. Waiting. Lurking. Waiting to invade your quite life. TEH CRAZY.
 
2008-11-12 07:04:01 PM  
But I'm sure they have really nice personalities.
 
2008-11-12 07:05:13 PM  
perhaps they should try

images.businessweek.com

along with that speed dating!
 
2008-11-12 07:06:30 PM  
Personally, I prefer ugly chicks, because they're always willing to do nasty things. I guess it's because deep down, they know they hafta.
 
2008-11-12 07:06:41 PM  
Speed dating is like college. Sit in the student union with a cup of coffee, and sooner or later somebody will sit down with you and check you out. After a few minutes, she gets up and wanders off or asks what you're doing tonight.

/loved my spot in the SU
 
2008-11-12 07:07:12 PM  
clueyee: DAMN! and I had my hopes raised! There goes my social life.

i55.photobucket.com

i55.photobucket.com

;)
 
2008-11-12 07:07:32 PM  
webpages.charter.net
 
2008-11-12 07:08:06 PM  
In primates and birds, the larger the group, the better the chance that non-dominant individuals have of being chosen as a mate.

Should read:

In most primates and birds...

Since, you know, humans are primates and all. That way the rest of the article doesn't disprove this statement.

/Yes, i'm being picky.
//don't care
///shut up
 
2008-11-12 07:08:25 PM  
What about guys that give off thermonuclear levels of "friend"?
 
2008-11-12 07:08:26 PM  
cowsspinach: Stupid. What's ugly to other people may not be ugly to someone else.

Actually, in general, that's really not true. Most people have a fairly standard sense of what constitutes a good-looking person. What's more true is that people vary a lot in how important looks are to them.
 
2008-11-12 07:10:04 PM  
I think in speed-dating they put people of like age together, which suggests they could also collect all the ugly people and put them together too. That would raise their chances because of the level playing field.

Then again, it could be the first speed date where no one gets selected.
 
2008-11-12 07:10:57 PM  
came here to say....


WALMART.saves: See, subby, I know you get a greenlight and all, but this would have been the PERFECT opportunity to include the ol' "...still no cure for cancer" meme.
 
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