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Old 06-05-2014, 09:52 PM
 
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No you didn't. I am very comfortable and happy with my looks...have lots of lovely friends too...but we all know that looks alone wont get you through life, and we have long since moved beyond the unevolved "men" (I use that term loosely) who are looking for nothing more than looks. And what set me off, to be honest, was your referral to some girl you went to school with ... you used her name and I'm hoping now that wasn't a real person's name, because if it was you really lack class and kindness...

To be fair, your original post didn't seem to indicate you were "hot" to find these "golden ratio" looks but were instead just noting it. Nothing wrong with that. But to base your search for lovers or mates on that ratio is beyond sad for many reasons, many more than I have the time or desire to reiterate here.
okay, time to come clean.

No, there wasn't a girl named Olga in the kitchen.

All this was purely for info purposes. I thought some here might find the concept interesting. Honestly, I never thought I'd incur the ire of members here, though God knows I've incurred plenty of it in the past.
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Old 06-06-2014, 02:21 PM
 
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Well, sheesh!!!

I don't think I'm a golden ratio guy, but these golden ratio girls are chasing me all over the place.

Phew!!! I swear, I have the golden ratio of tired.
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Old 06-06-2014, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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Seriously, this is what happens when virgin nerds spend too much time thinking about women instead of going out with them.
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Old 06-06-2014, 02:39 PM
 
Location: SacTown
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mathematical fallacy
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Old 06-06-2014, 04:37 PM
 
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As an interesting (I think) aside, Florence Colgate, a local tavern girl in a seaside town, won a contest last year for having, not the most beautiful face, but the most perfectly proportioned face in Britain. See if you can tell her from Christie Brinkley in her heyday.
Florence Colgate wins the prize for the most toothpastey name ever.
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Old 06-06-2014, 04:44 PM
 
Location: In a place beyond human comprehension
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Florence Colgate wins the prize for the most toothpastey name ever.
Ha! I thought the same thing.....
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Old 06-06-2014, 05:23 PM
 
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Look, I came to this thread with a lot of skepticism. I assumed I was going to get either one of two things: either I was going to get some misinformation from the internet or something passing off as pseudoscience. However, I did watch the video--with skepticism mind you.

I think what is most convincing about the video is that the person being interviewed is a plastic surgeon and he uses the ratio for proportions in his practice. Also, the final part where a program was used to mold a face into the proportions was also convincing. The model looked fine before but she looks significantly better afterward.

So, what do I take from this? Well, as a religious man it is always comforting to find more evidence for logic in the Universe. As a guy who used to study Math, I wondered why 1.618? The closest to that number I could get is the square root of pie but that was off. My inkling is that, that number has some relationship to pie which would make sense because pie itself is the ratio of a circle's circumference and its diameter. But I'm not going to waste a bunch of time trying to figure the relationship out. Then I thought of Keat's famous line, "beauty is truth and truth is beauty and that is all ye need to know."

Here is a thing I wish people would figure out beauty isn't necessarily attractive. In a way, this ratio is proof that beauty isn't necessarily attractive. I mean who finds logic, math attractive? When we can reduce beauty to laws of logic and math I think we kind of get to the crux of how uninteresting beauty can be. I can honestly write I saw all the faces and I thought they were beautiful faces but none of them created attraction for me.

Now, for those who are skeptical of my conclusion. Fine. If you truly cannot fathom to think that beauty and attractive are different then even I have some comfort for you. I can pretty much imagine with a better understanding of genetics in the future, us ugly folks can go to a geneticist and he can alter our genes to conform to the 1.618. So, one day technology will solve this problem. And future generations will look back at this generation and think, "man were those people ugly."
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Old 06-06-2014, 05:50 PM
 
Location: At the Lake (in Texas)
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Artifice32, I agree with you and I will go further to state the obvious to many of us:
Sometimes it's the little imperfection or irregularity in someone's appearance that actually attracts us and endears them to us. Perfection is pretty boring in my mind.

And okay, OP. Truce - I am so glad "Olga" was not real, and I get what you meant to do with your post.
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Old 06-06-2014, 06:20 PM
 
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Artifice32, I agree with you and I will go further to state the obvious to many of us:
Sometimes it's the little imperfection or irregularity in someone's appearance that actually attracts us and endears them to us. Perfection is pretty boring in my mind.

And okay, OP. Truce - I am so glad "Olga" was not real, and I get what you meant to do with your post.
Physical beauty without warmth and the personality traits that make people unique, caring human beings is just sterile and cold. There's so much more to it than mathematical perfection. Sure, it's nice to look at. But you can do that with a mannequin. There's a lot more to people than outward appearance.
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Old 06-06-2014, 08:02 PM
 
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Artifice32, I agree with you and I will go further to state the obvious to many of us:
Sometimes it's the little imperfection or irregularity in someone's appearance that actually attracts us and endears them to us. Perfection is pretty boring in my mind.

And okay, OP. Truce - I am so glad "Olga" was not real, and I get what you meant to do with your post.
So glad you could bury the hatchet without asking me to turn around, Magnolia.
That's why I always failed with girls in HS. They took me too seriously even when was trying to joke.

And Artiface, excellent analysis.

When I think of beauty and the "golden ratio" I always think of Chief Justice Potter Stewart in defining pornography: "I can't use words to describe it but I know it when I see it."
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