Bootlickers defending BWS behavior

Most people agree that exceptionally attractive women are more likely to possess the characteristics of the beautiful woman syndrome. I've even had gorgeous women admit to me that they have (or had) the beautiful woman syndrome. I've dated very attractive women with and without BWS, and know there is a world of difference between them. However, judging by the reaction this site has generated, some bootlicking men defend, excuse, or deny BWS behavior. This prompted one intelligent man to note, “The Symps of course will side with the hotties in order to get laid (if they loved 'women' rather than 'pretty women' for example, they'd care about things like looks bias in employment, but that might translate into an ugly secretary so no go).”

The prevalence of the beautiful woman syndrome is high enough that any man who has dated many very attractive women and not found one with BWS is either incredibly lucky or not smart enough to detect its myriad signs. Or the man may be, as I once was, young, naive, and so dazzled by beauty that he overlooks character flaws, hoping to have a relationship with a hot woman.

Exceptional beauty is so appealing to most men that they will bend over backwards trying to convince themselves the hottie is a good person. I was once so skilled at fooling myself that I was amazed by the ability of my Mom and brother to detect signs of the BWS in one beautiful girlfriend minutes after meeting her. Their independent observations crystallized the nagging concerns I'd had and tried to suppress.

The moral of the story? Listen to your family and friends, who can often do a better job of assessing girlfriends than the men who date them.

Interested in another aspect of beauty? Read about why beautiful women are less likely to end up as ER patients.

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“Most beautiful dumb girls think they are smart and get away with it, because other people, on the whole, aren't much smarter.”
— Louise Brooks
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