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I recognize the strength and sensuality of my curves. I laugh like a drunken sailor, and meet people with an open heart.
I worry less about pretense or maintaining some mystique, and if a suitor doesn’t get me, I can chalk it up to math.
Almost anyone who has spent time online dating knows the disappointment is inherent in the process.
Most of us have commiserated over drinks about the countless conversations that go nowhere, the great conversations that result in terrible dates, or the amazing dates that end in radio silence.
While there are hurt feelings and bruised egos, there’s resilience in the acceptance that everyone won’t always want what I am serving.
Make no mistake, beauty is a currency, but it is merely one of many social currencies.
We can console ourselves with the knowledge that dating sites are marketplaces filled with choice and opportunity, and when faced with infinite choices, you’re less likely to choose.
Being overlooked is unpleasant, but this is where average looks are a gift: They free you from the notion that people should fall at your feet.
Thus, to hedge their bets, they may only approach women who aren’t considered unanimously pretty.
This little factoid adds a layer of difficulty for some of my friends, but the unresponsiveness and awkwardness isn’t unique to beautiful people.